Size: 12"W x 9"H x 1"D
Year Created: 2016
This piece was one of my recent plein air trips around Seattle and I was swept away by this wonderful little tree leaping out over the water. The dynamic elements of this piece harken back to my more imaginative days.
I worked for nearly a decade in acrylic paints. my studio was bedrooms, backrooms, and gargages. My inspiration was the memories of the world through my perception, I worked largely from my imagination. Then I began studying and copying the old masters and realized my technical skills lacked. I apprenticed in the classical atelier for many years with Juliette Aristides. Today I work predominately in oils and develop my imaginative visions with a sophisticated representational style.
Martijn Caspar Swart is an artist in love with painting and with a particular interest in emotion and aesthetics. Desiring the embrace of technically sophisticated and beautiful art. He has an eye for complexities in color relationships and aspires to convey a milestone in character or a story or a subject in composition. With a heart to capture elements of wonder, at a certain stage of a life, in the dance from birth to death in every piece. A Dutch man, grown in Montana, and trained in Seattle, now mad with inspiration. MCSwart.com