“I want my audience to be immediately struck by the force of an image, yet to slowly
work to digest it” - John Beardman (b. 1937)
Beardman is an American Abstract Expressionist painter. He spent decades painting on an island in Nova Scotia, a place filled with a rich natural beauty that inspired him enough so that he often took his oversized paintings outside to work. It’s understandable that he gets lost in his paintings and that “time stands still” for him.