David Good is a plein air painter who finds inspiration in what he sees and feels in nature. His studio is the great outdoors where he can experience first hand the mood and atmosphere of a scene -- its light, temperature, humidity and winds, personality, and sounds. He works from real subjects and paints in all sorts of weather. He doesn't try to capture nature – it is too subtle and illusive -- but rather conveys a feeling and a sense of what he sees in nature. For him plein air painting is a revelation, showing people a way of seeing the world, representing three dimensions in two and a period of time in a single moment.
I want to ground the viewer, at least metaphorically, and at the same time transport the viewer to another place that feels real and familiar but also spiritual and mystic. I want viewers to have their feet on the ground but their heads in the sky.