About The Artist
Weldon Ball creates bright, abstract landscapes that oftentimes let viewers fill in the details of a nature scene. He currently lives in West Tennessee and finds inspiration in landscapes from the Southeast or his visits to Europe. He advises viewers of his art to really pause and appreciate the color and the way that they create space, depth and an inner source of light.
I am a Southern landscape painter who uses abstraction as a vehicle to present my artistic concepts. In my youth, I spent many hours playing in pine forest across the street from my house so this accounts for my fascination with pine trees, hills and hollows and landscapes in general. I like the stickiness and the thickness of oil paint and I apply it with a palette knife, but I sometimes scrap a hand-full of paint off my palette and smear it on the painting. I also use brushes, paper towels and what ever is handy to apply paint to the canvas. I consider myself a cubist, breaking down areas into slabs of color. Studying Han Hoffman taught me how to achieve depth by using color alone.