This is a canvas whose magic is realized almost immediately, and again, we cannot disqualify Shepherd and his vision of nature, and must allow him to share his vision of autumn as he sees it with his viewer — the deep raspberry magentas, the sinewy fuchsia that tangles through the composition, the mixture of violet and watermelon with powder blue in the background, the flecks of gold lined with aspen green, and the base which is a cornucopia where mint green dominates. Do we question? Of course not. We embrace.
Read Ehren Clark’s review in the May 2014 edition of 15 Bytes.