I recently came across the work of John Erickson, a faculty member at the University of Utah art department. I was instantly drawn in by his broad brush strokes mix with a blurred Interpretation of the literal image. It is pretty amazing the depth that he achieves without focusing on the details.

modern art John Erickson

modern art John Erickson

modern art John Erickson

modern art John Erickson

modern art John Erickson

modern art John Erickson

http://www.art.utah.edu/galleries/faculty/john-erickson/