Landscape painting began for Rob Compton, Kansas artist, as an exploration of the memories of traveling through the Kansas landscape as a child. It evolved into a meditation on the dualities of land and sky and the light that reveals their conditions. He employs the subject of landscape as a vehicle for calm, meditative paintings that invite the viewer into a world virtually untouched by humans. These landscapes, even the aerials abstractions, strive to represent an Earth untarnished by progress of any kind: hardly a road enters the compositions, not to mention a road sign or fencepost. The paintings also explore the landscape as a source for compositions, color, and light that present a sense of calm and balance. Each painting is a microcosm of the untouched land as a haven for redemption and renewal.