Art Fx is a year-long series on Huntsville Doppler featuring Huntsville-area visual artists.
“Stubb’s Falls” by Sylvia Kerschl is a 24″ x 36″ acrylic painting.
“My dog and I share walks regularly at Arrowhead Park since moving here. So of course, I was inspired by the landscape for several of my paintings, this being one!” says Sylvia. “The reference photo was taken by my daughter on one of these treks, as I am terrified of heights, and couldn’t make it down the open stairs!”
About the artist
I am a self-taught artist. Inspired by what surrounds me seems cliché, but is certainly an understatement. I am very textural with my paintings as I am drawn to nature in those forms. The angular strength of rock, the misshapen beauty of trees and the softness of the underbrush on the forest floor.
I specifically now draw my inspiration from the Muskoka landscape where I have just recently made my home. Over time, as I have developed my own style, I attempt to impress images with my palette knife or brush, sometimes believing that could just be impatience on my part! Needless to say, the impressionist group of painters has had a large influence on my love of art.
Recently retired from the corporate world, I have now been given the opportunity to rekindle and pursue my passion.
See more local art in Doppler’s Art Fx series here.
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