NINA WEISS: BEYOND GREEN
In 1980, I left the cities of the East Coast for the farmlands of the Midwest. The vast open spaces and cornfields were exotic and exciting to me; and I began my journey as a landscape painter.
I am inspired by the rhythm, forms, colors; and light of landscapes. I feel a strong connection to nature and the environment. I hope to translate this intensity and power is into my paintings.
My work draws the viewer into a heightened vision of gesture and hue, depicting nature with colors that are intense, lush, and dramatic. The work goes beyond traditional ideas of a green landscape. I tease out the complex colors of nature, creating layers of contrast, line, and form.
The paintings depict powerful moments from my travels through the everyday vistas of the Midwest and the world beyond.