Craig Guthrie

Craig Guthrie  Ontario painter

Why do we escape to the cottage?
Why do we dig in the garden, jog in the park, or just need to get outside?
How does our relationship with our surroundings change and affect us?
Do we prefer these places, or do we prefer who we become in these places?
With these paintings I explore the relationship between leaves and their surroundings,
how light can change a leaf, how a leaf can change the light,
and how environment and object play with each other like two parts of a rhyme.
For me, this series represents moments in nature when objects are excited by their surroundings and become subjects.
These paintings are about the dance of light and air, and our essential connection to our environment.