Of Vineyards and Sunsets
It is often said the artist invariably becomes the conduit for the viewer’s experience – evoking passion and reason, revealing in a subtle manner some personal element of his or her own life with every piece created – yet allowing the viewer an experience of reflection, a manner in which to become immersed in a different time, a different place. As an impressionistic artist adopting a very contemporary style of applying paint, Jim Rodgers’s work spans a repertoire of genres from landscape to still life, conveying an avenue of escape from the ordinary lens on life. Born in northern New Jersey in 1956, Jim’s journeys have taken him to destinations near and far from home – United States, England, Ireland, Italy and France - each location serving to "add a piece to the aggregate" that fused to create the Jim of today. As a youngster, Jim accredits his childhood as being steeped in the worlds of sports, music, art and literature to have "enhanced the vision and sense of purpose" in his art.
previous spread, Setting Sun over Montemassi, oil on canvas, 24" x 36" above, Last Light on the Chianti Vineyard , oil on canvas, 24" x 30"