Tuesday, 4 August 2015
“The Essence of Trees” By Kim Wessels Opening on Monday, 10 August at 6/6:30p.m.
Why I paint trees…..
I am constantly striving to portray the essence of the tree, and enjoy the challenge of captivating various perspectives.
My aim is to entice the observer to ‘step inside’ my paintings for a while and sense the sound, smell and feel of a beautiful forest….and is part of an ongoing journey to find simple methods of capturing the essence without painting the obvious.
I keep my camera close to me on my travels, constantly photographing trees that I feel an empathetic connection to. Working from these photos enables me to tap into the essence that I am constantly searching for.
The exhibition ends on Saturday, 29 August at 2p.m.