For the sake of an aesthetically fruitful collaboration between eye and mind:
Millard Owen Sheets (1907-1898) was a California artist whose work deserves to be better-known. Among his great paintings is “Angel’s Flight,” his tribute to Bunker Hill, which was a once-thriving neighborhood in Los Angeles doomed by rising real estate values.
Thanks to revenue generated from his art, Sheets was able to travel, and he took advantage of opportunities to paint local landscapes.
One of my favorite Sheets’ paintings is “San Dimas Station.” In it, the artist has managed to capture the essence of travel in lonely places, particularly through his remarkable use of light, which, amid the encroaching darkness, invests the scene with a gentle melancholy.