The Old Barn Driggs Idaho Morning
Original acrylic by Trijsten Leach
10" x 12" framed
My artwork centers on landscapes of the American West, and in particular Utah. Plein-air painting plays a very important role in my work as it informs the subtlety of color and textures within my art. Light and form, as observed in nature, are essential elements in conveying the stories behind the places I paint. Each place has a unique identity and I strive to capture that as simply as possible. It is not enough to paint a pretty picture, it is my intention to help viewers feel the poetry of the landscape, locked in an otherwise fleeting moment of time. My focus for the last year has been on Utah mountainscapes. With no shortage of mountain views I have tried to paint iconic mountains from unique perspectives or hard-to-reach vantage points. This has meant capturing small studies from life and expounding those ideas on larger canvas’ in the studio.