Immersed

12x18 Hart House (1 of 1)

 

2016

Dimensions” 6′ x 4′

Oil Paint on Canvas

 

This painting is from a recent trip to Jasper, Banff and Yoho national parks. Although landscape paintings are often associated with unoriginality, especially since the birth of photography, there is an appeal in the physicality of a painted subject that other mediums do not offer.  The paintings in this series are derived from photographs that are works of art themselves. But to relive, understand, connect with  and truly see the landscapes represented, I had to paint the images. Only while painting could I hear the sound of the gushing water, breathe in the scent of  the fresh grass and feel the wetness of the rocks. They are a way for me to relive and share the experience of not just viewing but being immersed by landscapes pulsing with beauty.