The Lay of the Landscape

Artists have always painted landscapes. Artsy Shark celebrates the diversity of styles, colors and ideas that our artist friends use in their own interpretations of this popular theme.


Landscape by Dara Daniel

“November Splendor” Oil on Canvas, 30″ x 40″


Painter Dara Daniel offers this bright canvas filled with movement, saying  “I translate my love for nature into my landscape paintings creating moods evoked by  the seasons and subjects I paint by; employing bold, contrasting colors and playful, experimental textures.”


Landscape by Barbara Schilling

“White Pine Creek” Oil on Linen, 16″ x 18″


Barbara Schilling presents a dynamic landscape and explains, “My work is about energy, whether I am painting landscapes or still lifes I like to use textures and brushwork to create a sense of life.”


Landscape by Rosemary Colyer

“Follow the Path” pastel, 17″ x 13″


This soft and lovely landscape invites the viewer to embark on a journey. Artist Rosemary Colyer says, “In this partly imagined scene, I wished to convey the tranquility and timelessness of the English countryside during winter, where one may walk along snowy footpaths, across gently undulating countryside.”


Landscape by Bernie Marks

“Sweet Light at Palo Duro Canyon” Oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″


For this desert-themed work, artist Bernie Marks shares, “I waited for the late afternoon light, the ‘sweet light’ favored by photographers and artists, to paint this beautiful Texas canyon, second largest canyon in the United States.”


Landscape by Angela Sharkey

“Storm on the Horizon” Acrylic and Mixed Media, 31.5″ x 16″


Whimsy influenced this charming work by artist Angela Sharkey. She says, “You will not see these images in real life; rather they are real life images that come alive in my world when I translate them onto the canvas.”


Landscape by Denise Dethlefsen

“Daddy Sold the Water Rights” Photography, 32″ x 44″


In presenting this photograph, Denise Dethlefsen shares, “My series, ‘Wastelands,’ documents landscapes that once held meaning but are now not much more than memories of times lost to commercialization, modernization or neglect.”


Landscape by David Patterson

“Follow the Daisies” Soft Pastels, 6″ x 8″


Artist David Patterson offers this splendid pastel that draws us into his world, saying “This piece was inspired by the memories of walking the many trails I have photographed… implying detail, and letting the viewer envision their own scenes throughout the piece.”


Landscape by Dawn Diamantopoulos

“Waiting on a Change” Acrylic, 16″ x 16″


Artist Dawn Diamantopoulos shares a colorful and energetic landscape, explaining, “The paintings in this series have a connection to my personal life which I have tied to the changes in the landscape: they are the heartland.”


Landscape by Brian Tisdall

“Jack and the Beanstalk” Oil over acrylic on canvas, 1200 mm x 1500 mm


This delightful landscape by painter Brian Tisdall tells a familiar story with a twist. He says, “My surreal imaginary landscapes evolve from memories and impressions that linger in my mind. I love to paint illusions and let my imagination roam spontaneously without restriction.”


Landscape by Jackson Ordean

“Lone Cone Dog Walk” Transparent Watercolor, 15″ x 22″


Jackson Ordean’s lovely landscape glows from within, inviting us to join the traveler on the road. “My landscape is dominated by 12,816′ Lone Cone Mountain; it drips out the end of my brush when I paint whether the synthesized scene is Colorado or California,” he says.


Landscape by Emma Cownie

“Sapling Wood” Oil on Linen, 31.5″ x 23.6″


Entrancing light plays a large part in this scene by Emma Cownie. She explains, “I was drawn to this painting because I love the colours that come alive in misty backgrounds illuminated by the sun, viewed from the more darkened interiors of the wood.”


Landscape by Cathy McClelland

“Currawong Country” Acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 48″


Cathy McClelland celebrates the wonders of the natural world in this scene from her native Australia. “The landscapes I paint depict how I feel when immersed in nature; an exuberant, light filled portrayal that captivates and enchants the viewer,” she says.


Landscape by Virginia Holmes

“Tahoe Rocks IV” Inkjet and Hand Sanitizer Transfer Monoprint on Watercolor Paper, 4″ x 4″


Unusual materials create this soft and charming landscape by artist Virginia Holmes. She states, “I never know how my landscapes will turn out.  The medium, whether crayon or inkjet/hairspray/hand sanitizer transfer, always guide me to a surprise ending.”


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  1. Gorgeous work all around! Thank you for sharing these artists.

  2. Thank you so much for including me! I look forward to learning a bit about the other artists featured.

  3. Thanks, Carolyn! Wonderful post…great to see a wide variety of landscapes!

  4. Thank you Carolyn for displaying an outstanding selection of artists and their art work.

  5. Carolyn, this post was beyond entertaining. It was educational, mesmerizing, thought provoking and inspiring. I enjoyed it very much and the presentation was impeccable. Thank you for bringing this to us. Will you be adding more artists and their interesting landscapes to this post? (I hope so).

    • Hi Roopa,

      Thanks for your wonderful comment.

      Actually this photo article was one of a series. There have been others with the themes of Nature and Color – and others to be published in the future on Urban Art, Figures and Portraits, etc.

  6. I read this with some interest, as landscapes are my first and foremost interest in photography. I love to capture the beauty and diversity of the natural world through my lens, and while my preferred style is representational – showing the landscape as it actually appeared, as opposed to heavily processed or stylized – I do enjoy seeing other artists’ interpretations of the world around us. Thanks for this article.

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