Painter and designer Jim Darling has a fresh take on the view from an airplane window. His six paintings, display the classic airplane window complete with pull down shade, rendered in a classic trompe d’oeil technique of the old masters. Within the window are wonderfully abstracted scenes capturing the essence of patchy farmlands, nighttime aerials of lit cities and skylines. Mr. Darling’s graphic design background includes work with MTV, Coor’s Light and Cambell’s Chicken Noodle Soup, each picture strongly rooted in his ability to draw. His illustrative mastery and graphic have pulled together in these fun oil on wood panels. The airplane series is part of a larger collection exhibited at Open Space in Beacon, NY. Other paintings in the collection are themed with aircraft flight, and include a few humorous yet artful caricatures of passengers. Jim Darling definitely has created a spirited way of looking at the world.