Lars Pointer

August-September 2014

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Lars Pointer, Woods Bay

“When I paint, I try to capture the ‘feeling’ or ‘spirit’ of the subject. As the process moves forward, I see that the painting is starting to ‘capture’ me – we trade positions or roles. Then, in the end, we reach a common ground, and the piece is finished.

Having come from an “artsy” family – mother was an artist, my father was an architect – I always had my hand in something creative. Music for many years, leather work, building. So in this progression I have landed in the world of colors, shapes, contrast, etc. The canvas has become, and becomes, more and more of an adventure. Montana, Bigfork, the Flathead Valley somehow finds its way into how I see and feel.”