R. John Ichter is best known for his brilliantly colored, stylized landscapes in pastel on suede and abstract oil and acrylics on canvas. His color-saturated landscapes and dragonflies convey his passion for the beauty of nature andhis intense abstract works show his depth of imagination and spontaneity.
Ichter includes elements in his paintings from different regions of the United States and the world that he has
experienced in his travels. All of these elements are transformed by his imagination into works with striking visual impact that are at the same time peaceful.
Also known as "Bob" to his friends,
Ichter's romantic pastels are richly colored and hand-rubbed onto lushly
textured black suede archival board. According to Ichter, each piece is
designed to evoke a certain time of day and to transport the viewer to
another place. Autumn and dusk are favorite themes, which have been
inspired by landscapes from around
the world. You may find yourself gazing into the rolling hills of the
French countryside, strolling along a windy Normandy beach, exploring
a pathway through a North Carolina Blue Ridge forest, gazing at a dragonfly
resting upon a patch of waterlillies in Claude Monet's gardens at Giverny
or floating along the river Seine. Be it sunrise, sunset or a full moonlit
night, you are certain to want to return again and again.
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