JAMES WOODSIDE Paintings and Drawings
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Buildings, Interiors and Objects (paintings)
(12 Images)
Nature, Water and Weather (paintings)
(25 Images)
Simple Sea/Sky Horizons (paintings)
(11 Images)
(15 Images)
Antarctica Works
(12 Images)

Artist's Statement

About my artwork:

       For me, painting is a kind of personal testimony to the power and excitement of a particular place, form or environment. As I work, I try to simplify and distill whatever I’m looking at into a logic that makes sense for me in paint.  At some point in the process of observing and trying to represent a particular environment, the needs of the painting itself take-over and it becomes the living thing, the thing I respond to.

       A direct and clear response to the “power of place” is what interests me; that’s what I’d like my paintings to convey. I do my paintings from direct observation and I complete them on-site. Working quickly, I try to maintain a direct and emphatic relationship with the subject matter I’m painting. Hopefully, this helps the work to maintain a fresh in-the-moment credibility and a sense of authenticity.









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