The Dawn Chorus
encaustic, pigment stick, and oil pastel on cradled birch panel
12 x 12 in.
The natural world provides inspiration for nearly all of my art. I aim to capture a feeling of serenity in my paintings through color choice and texture—a place for the viewer to momentarily escape from the uncertainty of our current times—similar to the feeling you might get when hiking in the wilderness or paddling on a quiet lake. My current series, a tribute to my time spent exploring the remote areas of the American Northwest and started at the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, is titled “Sweetgrass Notes”. These pieces not only reflect the feelings of isolation, loss, and loneliness prevalent in the world right now, but contain hints of the potential to heal and rebuild after great hardship.
© Hall Jameson