Magic of Trees – Ana Vatres
As an artist continuously drawn to the abstract and the unusual, it’s only natural those inclinations would manifest in my landscapes. My approach to nature, however, is not to stylize it with my own hand: rather, to observe nature’s innate ability to produce sublime, strange, and magical compositions. Dominant branches draw the eye into each painting and often hold the viewer’s gaze in a spider’s web of small, persistent strokes. The light plays through trees highlights intense colours until they fade away into the background. Each work captures its own unique magical moment.
The landscapes I paint in this series often feature uncommon shapes and repetitive lines in an effort to try and best emphasize nature’s wonderous qualities. The emotional potential of these elements are explored in an attempt to translate the vision splendid and allow the painting’s observer to experience the scene as I did.