Artist and printmaker Gaylord Soli: Having built a series of successful businesses around his passion for art and design, Gaylord Soli founded Clearwater Publishing in the 1980s and began to produce high quality serigraphy prints for fine artists including Ivan Earl, Richard Diebenkorn, Mel Ramos, and Peter Max. His own art draws on his years of travel throughout Mongolia, Pakistan, Iran, and the Amazon basin, and his life-long fascination with primitive cultures. Using a rich and earthy palate, Soli layers, scribes, and textures his canvases in a unique kinship with early artistic and organic processes. His paintings show the influence of Picasso, Tamayo, Auerbach, and Hans Hoffman, and are informed by a deep love of music and the spiritual. In his series “The Composers,” Soli brings some of the world’s great composers to canvas in an array of rich and beautiful images, painting the music as much as the musician.