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“These landscapes were inspired from some traveling I recently did in Northern California and evolved from plein air sketches and photos I took while there. I try to capture the feeling of each special place through a synthesis of color, design and brush strokes. I paint with the “spontaneity of the moment” where the reality of what I saw and the dream of what the viewer will see is projected into the canvas. Quick brush strokes, the contrast of vibrant colors, distorted form, thick and thin paint – all embrace the beauty and truth of the moment that “was” as I first stood in those amazing places. It is my hope that the finished piece connects the viewer to the truth of the moment that “is” as they step into the canvas with me.”

Cristina Marcu