Expressionist painting evoking the mountain ranges of the American West. Warm palette of browns and deep red. Inspired by a trip out west to Washington and Montana, cutting through Colorado, Nicholas wanted to capture not only the essence of the rock formations and vast land, but the size of it all.

- Nicholas Kriefall


Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front

60" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 0 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.