Shawn Marshall

Summer Haze, April 2017
oil pastel and oil paint on linen paper
12 x 9 in.

For me, painting is a meditative practice; an outlet to release intuitive energy and let go of preconceived notions and self-imposed rules or judgments of how I and my work interpret and portray the world. I paint with palette knives, creating a 3 dimensional surface on the canvas. I strive to create a balance between the built-up yet refined impasto and the underlying landscape beyond. My expression and “practice” are restorative for me, and I hope for others, as I create what I refer to as “inward landscapes.”