About the painting:
On the 24th of May, 1804, Meriwether Lewis, William Clark and the Corps of Discovery passed La Charrette, the westernmost settlement of the Louisiana Purchase (present day Washington, MO), and the last Euro-American settlement on the Missouri River at that time. During the coming months, the expedition would reach the Great Plains and be among a select group of Americans to see this uncharted land.
About the artist:
Todd Price found early inspiration in his studies
of American history and the diverse landscape and wildlife within.
These things combined provide him with a clear view of the contrast
between nature and what man has made of it. In regards to art, Todd
feels that the goal of art is communication: visual and emotional.
It is the emotions of the viewer as much as those of the artist
that make a painting come alive. True art will stir the heart and
emotions of the viewer. He has no formal training other than practicing
the trade and studying the techniques of the old masters whose paintings
inspire him as much today as they did years ago while paging
through the dusty art books in his school library.
Todd was born in 1961 and resides in Cincinnati,