"I begin with a fairly strict idea of where I'm going; then, somewhere along the way I cut myself loose. I love the energetic, raw emotion this gives a painting." R. Waiksnis
"..What I like is the spontaneity of the work. It's kind of fearlessly painted and has good vibes to it. One is drawn to it."
T. Langley, Loft Gallery
I'm inspired by the emotional reactions we have to our natural world. Communicating the essence of a landscape or figure or floral is my goal.
A sense of reality, a dose of abstraction and a willingness to imagine.... My paintings are images that have been "found" not "built".
Striving for work that is emotive, visceral and expressive, my interpretation of our natural surroundings is more of a feeling than a strict observation.
All work shown throughout this site is copyrighted by R. Waiksnis