“The inspiration for my paintings is the intense experience of a place-its particular light, its particular space-at a unique moment in time. This is the case whether I’m standing along the wind-blown coastline, hiking near a still tidal inlet, or walking by a rippling mountain stream. Painting is my way of sharing what I have seen and experienced. Painting is my story. So, if while viewing my work others see nature in a new and vital way-seeing the natural world as a place in need of protection-then I have succeeded in some small manner.
My art has no overt political agenda. To paraphrase the critic Robert Hughes, one of the projects of art is to reconcile us with the world through the ecstatic contemplation of pleasure in nature. I couldn’t agree more.”
Known for his devotion to painting the American landscape, Don Resnick lived and worked from his home-studio on Long Island, New York. He studied at Hobart College in Geneva, New York; at The School for Social Research in New York City; and the Internationale Akademie fur Bildende Kunst in Salzburg, Austria; and was a student of Oskar Kokoschka, Raphael Soyer, Seymour Lipton and Julian Levi.