Wayne Leidenfrost

 

Creating canvases that appear alive, tied to an innate sense of color and movement, Wayne Leidenfrost works within the modern day style of the impressionist landscape. A life long painter, his works echo the early modern masters of color – Monet, Cezanne, Matisse, who each made use of color, texture and the physicality of paint to convey meaning beyond mere representation. Leidenfrost notes observes that in his own process, he is so focused that at times he will paint with such intensity that the brush will be knocked from his hand. Admiring the physicality and presence of each stroke, one begins to understand that underlying this strange beauty is the method of an artist possessed to master his craft -- so as to do justice to the great movements of the past and the beauty of the natural moment.