Changing Forms of Land, Water and Atmosphere


My paintings celebrate the beauty and spirit of nature. Often brooding and ethereal, these paintings attempt to induce vague longings in the viewer for beauty and grandeur. It may be illogical to paint Romantic landscapes in a world where the natural balance is increasingly changing; however I persist and my paintings, present landscape as a sort of lost Arcadia. There is an ephemeral quality to my paintings which is rendered through the effects of haze and light that references the impreciseness of memory.

My paintings explore the implacable disregard of nature towards the human species as well as the ancient human longing for connection and contemplation in nature. Many of my works are derived from photographs I have taken, which gives them an autobiographical inflection. My paintings present imagery, memory and emotion from my experience in the landscape.
Dale Kirschenman