Los Angeles artist/ writer Joshua Elias bases his new series of handmade oil paintings on Ancient cities. A recent Writers Retreat in Iceland, the Los Angeles Temescal hiking ‘overscapes’ paired with his original ‘Landscape Poems’, provide a unique visual and numinous experience. Elias is a continual force in Los Angeles. His works can be seen publicly at the Viceroy in Santa Monica and the RAND Corporate collections. His magical studio at the Brewery Arts Complex acts as his anchor and his paint laboratory.