Laura Wambsgans - artist

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Artist's Statement

While I was painting down at the beach a man jogged by my easel, stopped and walked back to me saying, "I run on this path everyday and never saw how beautiful the trees are until I saw your painting." It was a very kind statement and was a good example of what I am striving for in painting the landscape. In addition to capturing the scene I try to focus on the particular natural beauty of the area that connects the viewer of the artwork to the place.

Typically my studio paintings evolve from a smaller oil paintings created out of doors. The small "plein air" studies allow me to capture the fleeting light and artistically remember the subtle nuances of the place. I find myself in the studio hungering to paint from life and the canvases I am taking out in the field are increasing in size all the time.

Nature is a constant source of inspiration and a tough instructor for me. I am so thankful for my life as an artist, experiencing the wonder of our planet.

Laura Wambsgans, 2013