Rodger Bechtold paints midwestern landscapes full of bright, cheerful color with a painterly view of place and moment. “Like most people, I feel a sense of calm and tranquility in the presence of nature. It often takes me away from a sometimes troubled and worrisome world. Based on direct observation, recollection, and some invention, I seek to describe the grandeur in the commonplace…Most of all I’m interested in communicating what it feels like to be in nature. In the end, painting is much like fishing. Even with the best of intentions, it’s always unpredictable, results are never certain, but the time is always well spent,” he says.
Source: Tory Folliard Gallery