My art is both a contemplative and expressive response to the natural settings I find myself in. By using colour and varied brushwork I grasp an essence of the place or moment, capturing what I sense is the “visual music" of the landscape or the feeling I experience from it. Each movement of the brush becomes a colourful note or chord, which plays out the scene. Even in abstracted interpretations, the landscape enlightens and challenges me to find new ways to observe and treasure it.
The Clootie Well Tree story
Randy notices details in the everyday views he comes across. Daily he drives by the heritage church in Inspired by the Light. Most of the time it is in the shadow of a large tree. But, in the right season, for a very few days of the year, the angle of the morning sun highlights the weathered steeple, making it appear newly built.
Chimney Rock, is a limestone formation that juts out of Marble Canyon and it is visible from Randy Green's family property at Pavilion Lake, BC. He has been going there for more than forty years and used to hike it with his brother. It always amazes him that the landscape around is so rounded and Chimney Rock shoots out of the land and stands tall through all seasons.
I am inspired by nature and the play of lights and darks within a scene. It could be a tree that I pass noticing specific details that catch my eye, like the texture of finger like branches, the mist veiling them, or strong shadows on formations. However, it is the mood of the light that speaks to me and that I wish to convey to the viewer.
Summer is Short series
Outdoor Lyrics. Moved by the emotions and sounds of Vancouver’s sunny, summer days where land and abundant urban wildlife proliferate, the artist spent several days and evenings at work capturing the insect, weed and perennial life that exists in the busy city. Each painting was created in a separate spot, but in the same location, Barclay Heritage Square. Shown alone or in groupings, they express a unique perspective of a Canadian urban summer yard.
Tatjana Mirkov-Popovicki "Using the dry brush technique to create texture. Shift the color temperature and repeat... many times"
I traveled extensively through western Canada and let the landscape burn its patterns into my mind and heart, resulting in my Glacier to Ocean series. This body of work helped me to fully immerse myself in the visual language of the land. I soaked in the shapes, forms, and colours of our mountains, lakes, and coastline, reinterpreting them in the paint.
As an artist, I am very fortunate to live in a beautiful part of the country, and to be part of a community that fosters the arts. Painting local scenes on site as a plein air artist is one of the most satisfying and challenging activities. Light changes, colours become more intense, focus moves, all challenging to artist. The resulting painting can be totally rewarding.