Nature and the beauty of emptiness have heavily inspired Brian Sostrom’s paintings. The atmospheric images are not intended to communicate a story but rather create an intriguing visual poem.
He has developed a unique style and method of working over the last decade. Brian paints with transparent “acrylic and open acrylic paints” on a smooth substrate. Much like a watercolor artist, he does not paint with white but rather relies upon the painting surface for the lightest elements in his work. He applies paint with knives, squeegees, brushes and alternative mark making tools to create unique paint applications.
Brian has developed unique panels to work upon that have a physical depth of translucency. Glass beads and iridescent paints are often incorporated into the surface to alter the appearance of the image as the lighting and angle of view shift.