Wetlands - BEST IN SHOW, January 2020

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Hello, my name is Michael Thomas Orwick.

 A beautiful and relaxing local wetlands area near my studio.

As a native Oregonian, I cannot separate my art from my love of the Pacific Northwest.  The coast, mountains, and meadows, each infused with mysterious light and atmosphere, weave narratives into their settings.  I am inspired to tell their stories with my paint and brush strokes.  Inspiration comes so naturally here. 

As a painter, the effects of light and atmosphere are what I remember about a location and what inspires me most.  Light transforms the ordinary or even beautiful into the exceptional. My quest is to capture these fleeting moments and help people see things again through new eyes.

Specific details

Name of Artist: Michael Orwick
Width (inches): 10
Height (inches): 10
Media: Oil
Country: United States
Painting Genre: Representational: Landscape / Nature
Award: BEST IN SHOW - Cash award and free promoted entry
Judge and Category: PaintingContest.Org Panel of Art Professionals, Representational Professional
Judge's Comment: “The artist so effectively conjures ‘the mystery of light and atmosphere’—as he well describes it—resulting in a thoroughly stunning depiction of a place real, yet beyond, of dreams and memories. The mood is set so completely that one easily imagines the buzzing of insects, call of birds, and scent of aquatic reeds. Magic looms vividly in the mind of the viewer, thanks to the masterful play of complimentary hues, maneuvering forms, and scattered yet rhythmic strokes.”