Fred Joslin

Artist Statement:

Of my defining characteristics sketching and painting are closest to the top. I like to pursue the thrill I get when after struggling with a composition it reaches a point where the piece begins to lead me and I know I will be pleased with the results.

There are other times when I must break from the canvas to figure out how I should approach a certain aspect of it. If I enter this phase, I like taking a walk to ponder how I want to proceed. I welcome the awareness that inevitably takes place through this process. Plein air painting is often a great facilitator of this as stepping away to think is usually easy in the quite locations I favor where solitude is welcome.

I relate painting to life with all of its variance along the journey. I attempt to represent this in my paintings of paths, inviting the viewer into the piece.

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