The work that art critic Sister Wendy Beckett says ‘is intense and strong, with a pure clear inner radiance’ begins when Arthur contemplatively covers each new canvas with 20 – 25 layers of black gesso, building texture and preparing the ground for the sacred image. These works of light and beauty are some of his favorites ranging from the cactus of Mexico to the aurora borealis of Alaska to a night filled with stars above Big Sur. The paintings are matched with quotes from sources as diverse as Plato, the Quran, and John Muir.
‘In these challenging times’ Arthur says, ‘let us continue to rejoice and be consoled by God’s creativity and beauty reflected everywhere throughout creation.’
The calendars ($10 each) are available directly from Arthur who can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
P.S. They make terrific Christmas gifts.