This painting is a re-introduction into the Nocturnes series. Now that I have returned from my hiatus, I plan to engage this series in larger scale, and re-evaluate the content behind it. After meditating these works, the polarization of light and motion unveil a paradox of darkness and light: an antinomy between lovelessness, loneliness, and hope. 

- Wes Sumrall

Nocturnes - Autonomy

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished white edges
Varnished and Ready to hang

Signed on back

15.5" h x 24" w x 2" d
3 lbs. 0 oz.



Wes Sumrall
Richmond, Virginia

Getting to Know Wes

Wes Sumrall began painting at a young age and enjoys observing nature. As he explains, his work involves “studying the nature of light by subduing the nuanced color variations instilled.” He has been greatly influenced by Mark Rothko, Barnett Newman and Claude Monet. When he’s not painting, he enjoys backpacking, going to music venues, working out and spending time with friends.