Art on the Trail – a celebration of the LHT and the artists and creators of all ages and skill levels who enjoy it – is now launched and live. And, what better way to encourage our creative friends to share their LHT-inspired artwork than by featuring some of the artists who helped inspire Art on the Trail, including previously featured artist Nicky Belletier.
Meet John Marshall – someone lucky enough to live right off the LHT and Carson Road Woods. He shoots beautiful scenes and detail shots of the natural environment and has shared photography with the LHT in the past.
LHT: Can you share an Artist’s Statement?
John: Looking can result in seeing, seeing can result in appreciation. My appreciation often results in capturing that moment in time with a photograph. My goal is to share what I see and encourage others to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover and appreciate what often exists in familiar everyday places.
LHT: How long have you been creating? What inspired you to start or restart creating art?
John: I’ve been interested in photography since junior high. I always had a camera by my side and now having that capability in a phone makes every opportunity possible.
LHT: What is your preferred medium or media?
John: Images and photography.
LHT: Is all your artwork inspired by nature?
John: Living adjacent to the LHT affords me the opportunity to see the seasons change, and many blooms and variations.
LHT: What about the LHT inspires you? What are your favorite segments?
John: The LHT affords its guests a wide variety of venues, micro-climates and landscapes. Carson Road Woods, the Pole Farm, the Hunt House and Mount Rose Distillery are a few favorites. We are looking forward to the completion of the Old Mill Road segment as well.
LHT: How did you discover the LHT?
John: As a steward of Carson Road Woods, I live it daily and want others to enjoy it as well, even if only through images.
LHT: Do you have advice or messages for other artists (adults, kids, novices, pros) encouraging them to get outside and create art inspired by the LHT?
John: You need to be there to see there. The more you look the more you see.
Monarch, by John Marshall, courtesy of the artist
Blooming Thistle, by John Marshall, courtesy of the artist
Daisies, by John Marshall, courtesy of the artist
Jewel Weed, by John Marshall, courtesy of the artist
Japanese Honeysuckle, by John Marshall, courtesy of the artist
Iron Weed, by John Marshall, courtesy of the artist
Hard Blue Snow, by John Marshall, courtesy of the artist