Abstract Landscape Explorations

The layers of paint on the surface on my canvas’ are the conversations I have with the paint I apply. Thick or thin, loud or soft or opaque or translucent, the words are there, not always intelligible and sometimes just crude. And the subject is not always what I see but rather a combination of feelings and thoughts. I don’t want to create the scene as it is, I’ll leave that for artists content with rendering images. I want to understand and sometimes that takes just having a faith in mark making that takes on a life of its own. These explorations are just that. The atmospheres, the masses the personal experiences and the subconscious responses to the intrinsic, almost mystical topography are brought together in my mind and on canvas.

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Oceanside Morning



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Donald Kolberg graduated with a Fine Arts Degree from California State University, Los Angeles. He taught at the Los Angeles School of Art and co-founded Art Core, an organization dedicated to the open dialogue and display of the work of emerging artists. He continued his Master studies at Otis Art Institute. While at Otis Art Institute his teacher and main influence was internationally recognized painter Arnold Mesches. In Artcore he worked under the guidance of Lydia Takashita. With their teaching Donald learned the value of depth, texture and form in images and surface. He incorporated this into his concept of Life Forms, the portrayal of the human figure as a landscape of life and a celebration of form through Sculpture and Painting.

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