Storm Chaser presents 83 of Ian Sheldon's vibrant, highly dramatic storm paintings. His works speak of a connection to the land and sky of the prairies, but more than that, they draw us into the experience of that seemingly infinite region. His portraits of the prairie's subtle lands and tumultuous storms capture the spirit of place that is so integral to a life surrounded by the vastness of an unending sky.
Ian's storm paintings, in their complexity of colour, texture, light and shadow, serve as the centrepiece to Storm Chaser, but by combining them with his own captivating writing and selected excerpts from other exceptional writers and poets, Ian offers us a layered book that is a paean to the joy and beauty of living on the prairie.
Now sit back, breathe, and let yourself be drawn into Ian Sheldon's world of wind, grass, sky and spirit.
''Ian Sheldon's storm paintings remind me of what it means to be of the prairie land and sky--to belong, to feel at home, and yet to be awestruck under that massive dome of ever-changing colour and light. In my imagination, Ian is that lone invisible figure standing in the middle of the painting, asking us to journey with him into the spirit of awe and quiet in the centre of the storm.''