Of the many ways one might describe Dale Popovich, visionary may be most apt, for talent and ability aside, it is the quality of Popovich’s vision that defines his work. Temporarily blinded at 20, Popovich had only his visual memories to keep him company. And he learned to pare down the images until what remained – and stayed with him- were the essences of what he remembered. This purity of vision is realized through a rare selectivity of detail that gives each painting uncommon strength. Popovich paints the midewest in keenly perceived landscapes that celebrate Nature and Man’s humble attempts to tame it. Every painting is vivid in his mind’s eye; he paints from this vision rather then from life. By mentally wandering the scene, he breathed dimension in to the paper with strong, moody interplay of light and dark – a true colorist’s eye into the scene-bridges by which virtually everyone can follow. WE are pleased to offer to you this experience. An we hope you will be stirred by it as we are. Popovich has a degree in Fine Art from the American Academy of Art in Chicago, He had devoted 25 years of teaching numerous fine art and graphic design courses in the Heartland. He presently illustrated for two national magazines, Water Gardening and Midwest Gardening.