Artist Rick Stevens has a wonderful mind to produce these amazing modern landscapes. It was interesting to look through his earlier work and see the evolution that has taken place. His current pieces take your mind on a recall to some realm, land, sea, or air. I like how there isn’t distinctness and the objects or masses of color let your imagination create the story. Make sure to check out his website as there are plenty of amazing works to look through.
A sense of structure is important to me, but I avoid strong divisions. I require a certain ‘fluidity’ where everything is flowing into the next thing. My compositions are infused with an overall light that is all-inclusive. This doesn’t allow anything to be read as separate from the whole. There is diversity, just like in the natural world, but there is an underlying unity that is apparent. I sometimes use preliminary sketches as beginning compositions for paintings and pastels. Much of my process is improvised, allowing the work to evolve organically.