Shade and Shadow
I consider myself a contemporary social abstractionist. For my current series, “Shade and Shadow”, I explore nature and shoot photos of landscapes. I then select details from each image to create a pseudo-realistic view of the Midwest. Although I consider the photos a finished product, I love the feel of brush and paint on canvas. So, each painting is a reflection of that love, and nature is further reduced to the bare essentials of line, color, shape and light, independent of visual reference to the real.