There is a vibration emanating from landscape. Energy from people, animals, structures and spirits which have passed through or occupied a space remains long after the physical scape has changed and nature has reclaimed its turf. We are compelled to objectify a scene, name it, and impose our own experience upon it in an attempt to prove that we belong, that we come from somewhere. I adore the melancholy in a deteriorating barn, a dilapidated harbor, a plowed field.
I paint intuitively, beginning with a focus on a specific palette, working through each canvas until its place and story become apparent. Abstraction allows a sense of memory and nostalgia to prevail in my work rather than a direct interpretation of a scene. Some pieces may have numerous paintings underneath, adding to the energy I wish to convey. – Diane Kingzett