- Alabama artist
- botanical artist
- botanical painting
- foliage painter
B O T A N I C A L R E A L I S M
Paintings from the ongoing 'en masse' series
William focuses his work within the realm of botanical art, with a fresh vision of realism to environment. His current series 'en masse' specifically reflects the environ of each species within a mass setting. Each floral and/or foliage specimen is presented as it thrives amongst many of its kind, which highlights variety of shape, contour, foliage display, play of light, color, rhythmic vibrancy and balance. This approach engenders the artist with more freedom of expression, which is paramount in an artistic endeavor – differing from the traditional path of botanical illustration. The large size as well as the acrylic on canvas medium is yet another point of departure from the more scientific, cataloging of botanical species. A more artistic approach to wholly botanical subject matter has been somewhat missing since the master impressionists graced the world with their canvases. — ENGLISH TRANSLATION AT BOTTOM▼
Each painting is connected to a garden I have visited. The stories about most of them are told in over twenty BLOG entries.