Abstracted view of the ocean. Pale blue surrounded with accents of yellow, purple, green and darker shades of blue to build movement. "I painted this experimenting with depth and the loss of a horizon, with the mindset of viewing the sea from an inland point, " says Nicholas Kriefall.

- Nicholas Kriefall


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

36" h x 24" w x 1.5" d
0 lbs. 15 oz.



Nicholas Kriefall
Lake Saint Louis, Missouri

Getting to Know Nicholas

Nicholas has always been fascinated by the sea. His abstract work is inspired by the relationship between the land and the sea, a symbiosis that undulates from calm to turbulent. “Using colors, shapes, and texture over multiple layers, I explore the comfort and animosity of a place revisited or newly imagined, continuously experimenting with these elements and incorporating a certain emotion as a map spills from mind to canvas,” says Nicholas. He approaches each painting with a title or image in mind, and then experiments with layers of paint, scraping and dissolving color until the texture and color feel right.