Tide PoolNicholas Kriefall
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Finished black edges
Ready to hang
Signed on back
24 " h x 30 " w x 1.6 " d |1 lbs. 0 oz.
Abstract expressionist depiction of shallow pools on the beach. Soft palette of light blue, faded purple and white highlighted with a bold use of black. "I painted this after a trip to Oman, exploring tide pools with my brother, taking us back to days of creek exploring in more familiar surroundings," says Nicholas Kriefall.
Saint Charles, Missouri
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.