Different minds require different types of rest and healing. Some, like mine, and I suspect that of Brooklyn artist Erin Lynn Welsh, require some quiet time in the big beautiful outdoors to rejuvenate and recoup.
Being outside, away from the distractions of life, gives our minds time to ponder and wander. Its a fantastic way to work through a particular problem or emotional energy that needs to get out. In Erin Lynn Welsh’s work, there’s an emotionality to these paintings, as if the artist has molded together the catharsis of being in nature and the act of painting. Sweeping and staccatoed brushstrokes seem to belie a mood of working through something inside while depicting each scene.
If you’d like to see more of Erin Lynn Welsh‘s work, please visit her page at Uprise Art. And if you recognize the titles of a few of her paintings, then you love Florence + The Machine as much as I do. 😉
All images via the artist’s website.