Charley Harper is a Modern American Artist who’s work is regarded as “Minimal Realism.” His really celebrates the natural world with a superb balance of simplicity and complexity. He did some really awesome designs for the National Park Service!
“When I look at a wildlife or nature subject, I don’t see feathers, fur, scapulars, or tail coverts – none of that. I see exciting shapes, color combinations, patterns, textures, fascinating behavior, and endless possibilities for making interesting pictures. I regard the picture as an ecosystem in which all the elements are interrelated, interdependent, perfectly balanced, without trimming or unutilized parts, and herein lies the lure of painting: In a world of chaos, the picture is one small rectangle in which the artist can create an ordered universe.”