In 1971, after six months of riding on horseback through the mountains and deserts of Arizona and New Mexico, artist Ralph Adamson rode down into the Rio Grande backyard of New Mexico artist Bill Rane. "Bill's paintings had a vitality and humor that was irresistible." Six months later Ralph had rented a cabin on Panther Creek in the wilds of Idaho and was painting his first painting in oil color.
Since then Ralph evolved his own style and techniques but recognizes many influences in his thinking and artistic expression including surrealist artist Salvador Dali and writer and teacher J. Krishnamurti. His contact with a number of teachers of shamanic and contemplative arts has broadened his view concerning the nature of mind and perception. His viewpoint has been enriched by the cultural milieu of London and San Francisco, but even more by the magic of the wild areas in southwestern U.S., the Smoky Mountain Forests of North Carolina, and the mountains and coastlines of Hawaii with his experiences living and raising a family in these environments.
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