I have lived in the United States Pacific Northwest all my life. In the early 1960's I landed a summer job at a local television station working in the art department. All the locally produced shows and network feeds were live; there were no pre-recorded shows. Television was still black and white. I learned to paint and design for a black and white world. When color broadcasting became possible we made the transition of the look and feel for the three local stations.
Those TV art departments developed a Pacific Northwest style, which relflected our country, farming, logging and mining heritage. On the west side of the states the landscapes are lush with greenery, wet, mostly cloudy skies and blue atmospherically. Over the mountains into the east are deserts and irrigated farming, orchard, and pasture lands. There are big cities, small towns, villages, and isolated private property along with thousands of acres of wild land. Those myriad of lifestyles and landscapes are some of the most beautiful scenary in the world.
Today, my wife Judith and I live in the foothills of Mount Rainier. Any house door we walk out of takes us into the woods where there are deer, elk, bear, cougar, owls, and many other wildlife. Streams and rivers are abundantly tumbling down the mountains into the Puget Sound and Pacific Ocean. We live in an artists pardise.