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Phil Juttelstad

Phil  Juttelstad
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Statement:

Forms and Structures; Lines and Shapes....these are the elements that interest me and are depicted in my work. Whether abstract or contemporarily realistic, this dynamic between the built and natural environment is explored and rendered in my work.  Come, visit and enjoy ………….

 

My work has been influenced by prior training in architecture and related disciplines.  My design aesthetic is also inspired by the environment of the Pacific Northwest- the skies; the land and the water. I have enjoyed the study of the regional artists of the Pacific Northwest that have contributed to this style of work; Carl Hall, Carl Morris and C.C. McKim, among others. In my work that depicts the built environment, I look for the hand of man on the face of nature and try and depict the shapes, planes and spatial relations of structure and the interesting interdependencies that buildings can create within the landscape. Tonality within the landscape is also a favorite subject of mine and I enjoy the exploration of the effects of atmosphere, light and shadow. 

My work is primarily executed in the studio from reference photographs and on-site sketches. I prepare preliminary color studies to establish volume and value relations and then work directly on canvas or gessoed panels in either oil or acrylic mediums.