"Beauty is just kind of an accident. Beauty is just a happenstance. Beauty is the remainders of being a painter."
From "Art in the Twenty-First Century" Season 6 (2012)
Having painted in small-town Maine and downtown Manhattan, British-born artist Rackstraw Downes travels through rural Texas in search of new landscapes to inspire his panoramic paintings which explore the quandaries of representing the three dimensional world in two dimensions.