Loissa Russell

The main thing I like to do as an artist is to push the limits of what’s real and what’s not real. I paint landscapes with acrylic paint and continue to experiment with many different nature scenes particularly. Reality comes from within the landscapes themselves whereas the brushstrokes and paint application creates the surreal reality around it. Having this separation from reality makes for a unique experience. My working process starts out as expressive through the use of quick brush strokes and direction which gets more detailed as I progress. I use a variety of bright and contrasting colours that include blending and layering techniques. I find inspiration and motivation within visuals around me when I create my paintings. Influence for me comes in many forms, from expressionist painters like Claude Monet to the combination of abstract and realism paintings. Within my work there is a fascination for nature landscapes and the details of the earth with all of its elements. Content I create includes some of my personal favourite things I connect the most with spiritually such as trees, skies and lakes. The theme of hindsight connects to the landscapes I paint through looking back on the advancements I have made in terms of my skills as an artist. These nature subjects are a positive emotional outlet for me and the bright colours and varying brush strokes help to express this further. My paintings are made up of multiple sources including my own photos, personal memory and through other artists’s work. The process of creating each piece encourages me to stay engaged in my work until I am satisfied with the outcome. I have experimented with different mediums such as: Intaglio, sculpture, photography and graphic design. Through these mediums I have held a similar style that reflects back to my interests and passions as an artist.

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