I paint landscapes that represent the land and its emotional charge. My artistic practice is based on classic observational drawing and my recent work focuses on atmospheric abstractions between land and sky.

        Every painting starts with experiencing and documenting the landscape; hiking, contemplating, sketching, painting onsite and taking reference photographs are the first steps. I complete my artworks afterwards in the studio or during live painting performances. Multiple brushstrokes and washes in watercolour, acrylic or water soluble oil paint create depth with luminous, glowing colours.

        Solar variations that shift the colours of the land inspire me, as they constantly transform how we see landscapes. Natural elements reflect weathered storms, visions of light on the horizon, moments of grace and the passage of time. My artworks express a profound attachment to nature as well as hope that our environment will have a sustainable future. May they evoke memories of places you cherish and powerful emotions you also experienced in the great outdoors. 

Photo: David Lipnowski