Canadian landscapes turn into impressionist mixed media artworks

Canadian landscapes turn into impressionist mixed media artworks

Landscapes are reimagined as colorful oneiric scenes in the hybrid work of Stev’nn Hall, exploring the boundaries between photography and painting. Intense cotton-ball-clouds and paint stains take the rural shot towards dramatic sessions of mixed emotions.

Stev’nn Hall paints and stains images he takes with his 35 mm camera, often landscapes of his rural Ontario hometown. Each mixed media work contains a collaboration of more than 40 images which are combined, blown up, and mounted on birch panel. With acrylic, ink, and pastel he further distorts each image in an impressionist style, imbuing the ponds, prairies, and rural streets with exaggerated colors one might see through a sun flare or tinted glass.

Hall studied film, painting and photography at Concordia University in Montreal and continues to draw influences from these disciplines. He has directed indie music videos and is an award-winning TV producer. Hall now has returned to painting and is currently working on the mixed media landscape series. You can see more of Stev’nn Hall's work on his tumblr, instagram and website.

Published on: March 2016
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