Impressionist And Abstract Art: What You Should Know

"There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward, you can remove all traces of reality." - Pablo Picasso

Abstract and Impressionist art is unique in that it offers the viewer liberty to interpret their own meaning.  This is precisely what makes it so approachable.  Rather than being encumbered by the weight of the subject, it offers a free flowing and subjective visual experience.  I achieve this with a technique I call "Painting with the Camera", using slow shutter speed to capture movement and color.  Follow along for some insight to a few of my favorite memories:


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 Original artworks are exceptional because they (1) add character to your bare walls, (2) are a valuable investment and (3) are an interesting subject of conversation.

"The Run for the Boot "- Hulett, Wyoming (2021)

In a time honored tradition during a Rodeo Show, children ages 5 to 8 years old play a game of giving away one of their boots and running to fetch it back as fast as possible.  The movement draws us in to recall a moment, regardless of culture, when a simple game was the highlight of the day.  I refer to this technique as "painting with the camera", thus going beyond perceptual appeal and stirring a sense of familiarity that bridges to your understanding of the world.

Impressionist Art is more than just a few strokes of hues; it is a medium of cultural and societal articulation.  It can be misrepresented as being incomprehensible, or outside the realm of colloquial.  However, this belies the individual interpretation of the viewer.

"The Turquoise Tractor" - Kyrgyzstan (2018)

On an overcast, hot day in Kyrgyzstan, from far away I saw turquoise color crossing the fields.  Being a mountainous country with few plainfields and cultivated land, I was drawn to it.  I ended up chatting with the old farmer who showed me how this old tractor collects and bundles the hay.

"The Tao" - Sapa, Vietnam (2020)

Every morning the women walked to the market to gather their goods.  The color of their headdresses attracted my eye as they returned home with their bundles.  Using slow shutter speed to capture their movement, I was drawn into their daily routine.


I hope you appreciated these stories as much as I enjoyed sharing them.  If you would like to learn more about my travels and abstract and impressionist art, please take a few minutes to browse my gallery!

All the best,