ABOUT RICH AHERN & PANORAMIC GRAPHICS
In some scenes Rich imposed significant symbols or images of historic events or personalities onto the foliage or sky. He termed these “perceptive perspectives” as they represent the reality or mental perceptions experienced by the viewer as well as the semblance of photographic reality (In most drawings one may spot the artist at work or carrying his portfolio.)
Rich spent from ten days to over a month on each drawing, whatever it took to do, never finishing a piece prematurely the best drawing possible. Most of the work was completed on-site,“en plein air” rather than from photographs in a studio, as is commonly the case. This was not only more enjoyable, but it afforded him the opportunity to observe and experience characteristics of athe scene that could not have been seen perceived in a single visit. It also enabled Rich to talk to with visitors about their views on foreign affairs, which he found helpful in served his main goal in life:, working for planetary peace through the creation of “A Paradigm for Planetary Peace”.
The Estate of Rich Ahern is pleased to present these prints in hopes that they will continue to enrich the artistic spirit.
Canaan Albright & Alexander Roskowski