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andrew purchin, artists, beach landscape painterAndrew Purchin was born in 1962 and grew up in the Los Angeles area where he started painting seriously at the age of 16. While in high school, he won a Bank of America Award for a painting of a construction worker in pink.

Purchin has been an artist in residence with The Fields Project on two occasions in which he lived on farms in Ogle County, Illinois sharing his art process with the farmers as he painted scenes from their lives. Purchin most recently was awarded a partial fellowship to be a resident at the Vermont Studio Center.

Purchin’s work has been published in American Artist. His work has been exhibited and honored in many venues including The Santa Cruz Art League, The Santa Cruz Institute of Contemporary Arts and Atelier Gallery.

I paint directly from life just about all of the time. I see with my whole body, all of my senses. I go back to the same locations. I form a relationship with a place.

I use composition, drawing, perspective, brush stroke, color, texture and rhythm so as to reflect back most accurately who I am in that expression. I strive to capture the big picture and the subtle picture.

I am interested in doorways to the horizon, paths, deep shadows, rough textures in contrast to smooth textures. I play with time. Sometimes I just try to capture one time of day and at other times I am interested in the change of light and shadow and/ or the movement of clouds and grasses.

When I paint I look to transcend my experience of a place so that what I see changes me. It is my hope that something in the viewer transforms by being with my work.

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wilder meadow
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Picture of North Wilder Eve
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davenport shadows, trees
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cloverdale road, country road
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sand dunes by the beach
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laguna creek
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