I do not paint landscapes. I paint compromise between the temporal and eternal. I work to this effect through atmospheric, moody, and sublime images that are typically derived from my imagination.
While working toward a picture’s resolution, I conjure amorphous and semi-abstract forms constituted by intense light. It is this light that acts as a causeway between the temporal and the eternal spirit.
In contrast to my Tonalist forebears, my pictures represent a modern expressive school of Tonalism. My pictures are frequently finished in one sitting, but occasionally a revisit is required to fully resolve the picture. My primary artistic influences include George Inness, J.M.W. Turner, and Dennis Sheehan.
-Justin T. Worrell