Kenneth Fraser, Cape Coral Florida Member Since November 2014 Artist Statement In my paintings I try to capture the essence of my experiences expressing them in a thoughtful, beautiful, and creative way. Using light and shadows to illuminate and create a sense of drama. I have a strong desire to share the beauty of nature in my landscapes, seascapes and cityscapes. I’m drawn to the light on the landscape in sunsets, moonlight and early morning scenes which I try to portray with semi-realistic color. But also embellishing the color if it’s necessary, to convey how I feel about the scene. I create what excites and inspires me, with color combinations, lighting effects, and contrasts in elements. Painting in rich color and expressive artistic knife-work using heavy textures.
Painting in a semi-realistic manner, but influenced by the great impressionists, I paint in response to my impressions of a scene creating paintings with a semi-controlled spontaneity to them. As an artist, knowing how to use color values, knife-work and composition, I am able to go beyond recording what I see, to create an emotion…a mood, in my paintings. Attempting to convey to the viewer a sense of time, place, and an emotional connection. Expressing myself through my unique knife-work is a crucial component of my art. Each painting differs in texture and detail depending on my mood and the scene. My goal is to create art that inspires and draws the viewer in through the beauty of nature.