I desire to put the best world forward. Each painting is therefore a mixture of the real and the ideal, a dream of a time and place where life is simple, peaceful, and unhurried. --John Sloane For his 2015 calendars, artist John Sloane once again creates beautifully detailed paintings that celebrate the beauty of each season and invite us to experience the quiet joy of country living. This smaller version of John Sloane's popular wall calendar features his stunning new paintings. From winter buggy rides to spring planting to summer picnics to autumn harvests, it offers a year of country beauty.