“The landscape speaks to me like no other subject matter. Working in oil paint on canvas I try to capture the elements of the larger issues that nature presents using bold colour and tonal contrasts. I feel challenged by the inherent characteristics of my surroundings and believe that is possible to make meaningful art about these characteristics. I attempt to organize the surface where every move is related to every other by placement, direction, scale and colour. There are descriptive elements, but I try not to lose sight of the larger issues that represent my thought and energy, not merely engage in a copying instinct or descriptive facility.”

– John Lennard