Andy Fletcher resides in Stoddard, Wisconsin, a small town on the Northern part of the Mississippi River. He works en plein air or from sketches, choosing “to paint places that are more sustainably farmed". His focus on responsible agriculture and food-quality is a primary influence for his paintings. With great command of color, each piece shows us an idealized view of our food sources--clean air, tall grass, and simple rural structures. Big skies are swathed in gradated hues of ozone that slide into a pigmented expanse. His sparse landscapes allude at more than the perfect sunset or the last few moments before a thunderstorm, they remind us of a deeper, cultural truth--that the traditional family farm is disappearing.