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Sam Hauser

My vibrant paintings and batiks explore the boundless spirit of nature and the necessity of our human psyche to discover the divine in our environment.Through intense color palettes and layering techniques, I explore themes of nature in an expressionistic style. I juxtapose finely rendered forms against abstract color fields to activate the subconscious and imbibe the work with a feeling of transcendence.

I work both in oil paint, batik painting, and my unique combination of the two. I develop my image through layers of color that push and pull, creating dynamic relationships within the medium. Like time stacks to create the present, these layers and relationships amass to develop botanicals, landscapes, and figures. These surreal memory-scapes are inspired by my reverence for the natural world and my longing to wander and experience it.