Lesa Chittenden Lim

Artist Statement/Resume
My paintings are inspired by an emotional response to nature. I am profoundly moved by nature and the beauty of our earth.

Rather than recording an exact external reality, I express the inner sensations caused by my visual perceptions; calmness, serenity, movement, awe, desolation to name a few. The more I look the more I believe that our surroundings are an allegory of life. I paint “portraits” of trees, with their families, lovers and friends.

I often work onsite. I seek out locations that provoke strong feelings. And then I return time and time again. I develop a relationship with the site that is similar to having a good friend…. it deepens over time, revealing new aspects of its personality, changing as the years go by and ultimately leaving this earth.

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