At an early age, having found that the grandeur of nature has the ability to uplift the soul, my feet became set upon the path that would guide my artistic life. This emotional view of the world is something that I’ve tried to translate through my canvas so that the viewer can journey with me. Having been inspired by the impressionists, I strive to capture the vibrant energy and intrinsic beauty of our natural surroundings.
In order to achieve the desired mood for my work, I combine my impressionistic flair for painting with a sculptor’s technique, thereby creating multi-dimensional images, often by applying paint thickly using palette knives. The resulting style achieves a richness of depth that explodes with color, flows with light, and evokes an emotional response, so as to uplift one’s spirits and suggest childlike wonder. Utilizing vivid colors, contrasting the play of light and shadow to create drama, and using broad energetic strokes also add to a sense of vitality and motion, bringing my landscapes to life so that the natural settings almost dance.
My impressionistic interpretations are derived out of feelings of pure joy and when my work resonates with the viewer, it’s from this shared human experience that I gain satisfaction as an artist.
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