Artist Eric Thingstad

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I was born in Norfolk Virginia in 1957.  Received a Bachelors of Art Degree from Old Dominion University.  As a Plein Air Painter, I am inspired by the beauty and power of the landscape. Influenced by the impressionist style I try to capture the light and atmosphere of the natural world as an expression of color.  Short impasto brush strokes are used to capture the essence of my subject rather than the details. With the use of brushwork and broken color I try to create an illusion of movement and spontaneity with emphasis on the effect of the whole scene. I work mostly in Plein Air, not copying nature but interpreting  its beauty. Nothing is more rewarding than painting directly from nature. 

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