Thomas Buchs

Windswept Farm, 2022
Oil on canvas panel
12 x 16 in
SKU: 14225c
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Artwork Size: 12" x 16"

Frame Size: 17 3/8" x 21 3/8"


Artist Statement:


I attended Layton School of Art and became an Illustrator, creating artwork for advertising and childrens books for many local and national companies since 1972. During summers I exhibited at Art Fairs and also did Pastel Portraits. During the last 20 years I have been doing Plein Air Painting ( painting from life outdoors). Much of my current work is representative of this discipline. I try to capture the light and atmosphere of a scene within a few hours. I believe that a painting is not just a two dimensional illusion, but also that of a moment in life, captured by an artist on canvas. I am a founding member of Wisconsin Plein Air Painters Association. The WIPAPA has been established as a state wide fellowship of artists dedicated to promoting and practicing the traditional discipline of Plein Air painting. Members seek to honestly interpret the natural and man-made beauty and diversity of Wisconsin’s landscapes and culture. We will strive to enhance member’s skills and reputations by providing regular opportunities to paint outdoors together, and to critique our work and share our expertise with fellow artists in order to maintain the highest standards of the Plein Air tradition of painting. I have found that while doing a painting outdoors I am immersed in the moment, what I mean is that later when I look at the painting I can remember all the things that went on as I painted, the weather, the birds singing, a small animal moving through the scene, people who have stopped to talk to me. The memories are all part of the painting.