Missouri painter, John Louder’s expressive landscapes are inspired by a lifelong love of the outdoors. Louder spends countless hours sketching, painting, and observing on location to distill the visual vocabulary that is inherent in each sense of place. Returning to the same area, time and again, Louder often creates paintings in sequence to record changes of season, light and weather. These diaries of nature capture more than just a visual record but also convey the overall experience of place – thick forests, valleys, skies, streams, and rocks. It is the artist’s intention that these timeless portraits of nature inform and enhance the viewer’s experience of the world, perhaps allowing them to see it in a new and profound way.
John Louder retired as full professor of art at the University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg in 2021. His paintings are in numerous public collections including First National Bank, Columbia, MO; Tucson International Airport, AZ; Daum Museum of Contemporary Art, Sedalia, MO, United States Department of the Interior, Everglades National Park, FL; Spencer Museum of Art, Lawrence, KS; and Sprint Corporation, Leawood, KS.