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The Story of Satori

The Satori Series
by
John Ross Palmer

The John Palmer Art Gallery and Studio is a private residence open
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History

In early 2009, Artist John Ross Palmer unvelied the most exclusive art series of his career, Satori.  The Satori Series was the brainchild of Palmer after being hugely inspired by his 2006 journey to Tokyo, Japan.  Satori represents the concept of Sudden Enlightenment.  There are three phases: Acceptance, Enjoyment and Enthusiasm.  In 2009, six painting were unveiled at the John Palmer Art Gallery & Studio in Houston, Texas.  An amazing Catalogue was released simultaneously that contained Palmer”s personal thoughts on the series and an Introduction by legendary Houstonian and art afficionado Dr. Carolyn Farb, hc.

Carolyn writes, “When I first saw the beginning of the series John has come to call Satori, I immediately embraced his concept of sudden enlightenment.  The paintings are both beautiful and ethereal, graceful and powerful, speaking to the many emotions one experiences when they are face to canvas with one of the six in the series.  I continually marvel at John”s imagination, energy and total submersion into a concept he brings to life.  This body of work reflects his personal journey and the path he is constantly redefining.  We all arrive, accept our existence and emerge seeking our individual destiny.  The journey each of us takes is unique and the variances weave a mysterious and magical tapestry.  Sometimes the movement is smooth and challenging at the same time.  Life seems to be divided into this beginning, middle and finale.  The joy is ours as we live our destiny and come to peace with our own identities and our choices.  John Palmer is wise beyond his years, and the timelessness of his perception captures the enthusiasm with which he lives and shares his life.”

The Satori Series embodies eighteen (18) total paintings.  The first six Satori Series, representing the Acceptance phase, were releasd in 2009.  All are now in private collections.  Six more, representing Enjoyment, will be released in 2014.  The final six Satori Series pieces, representing Enthusiasm, will be unveiled in 2019.

Satori 2009

46 x 40 Inches Mixed Media on Canvas 2009

46 x 40 Inches Mixed Media on Canvas 2009

70 x 40 Inches Mixed Media on Canvas 2009

70 x 40 Inches Mixed Media on Canvas 2009

46 x 40 Inches Mixed Media on Canvas 2009

46 x 40 Inches Mixed Media on Canvas 2009

Collectors of John Ross Palmer”s 2009 Satori Series pieces include full-time artists, doctors, successful entrepreneurs and titans of industry.  Once all the 2009 Satori Series pieces were placed, the business of John Palmer Art treated these special collectors to a fun and glamourous dinner at the historic Tony”s in Houston, Texas.  Mr. Tony Vallone personally created the specially-designed Satori Series menu that was used for that one night only.

The 2009 Satori Series Collectors

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