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Richard Wilson

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I AM MOST PROFOUNDLY AFFECTED AS A PAINTER BY SPACE, LIGHT, COLOR, PROPORTION, AND CADENCE. WHEN SUCCESSFULLY COMBINED IN ART, THESE ELEMENTS CAN BE INTELLECTUALLY/EMOTIONALLY MOVING, AND EVEN REDEMPTIVE. tO BE ABLE TO ACHIEVE THIS THROUGH PAINTING REPRESENTS A DAUNTING TASK, BUT THE ONLY ONE THAT MAKES SENSE TO ME.

I SEEK IN THE WORK A KIND OF EQUILIBRIUM BETWEEN WHAT I SEE AS “HUMAN NATURE” AND “LANDSCAPE NATURE”. THEREFORE, I USE RECTILINEAR/-ARCHITECTURAL FORM COMBINED WITH TIME, LIGHT, COLOR, AND ATMOSPHERIC EFFECTS. THESE PAINTINGS are INSPIRED BY MY SURROUNDINGS IN NORTHERN CALIFORNIA, BY STRONG MEMORIES OF MY GRANDPARENTS’ FLOWER FARM, THE CLIMATE AND COLOR OF THE SANTA CRUZ COASTLINE WHERE I GREW UP, AND BY THE EVOCATIVE QUALITIES OF MUSIC, PARTICULARLY THE RHYTHMS OF JAZZ.

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