Originally from England, Simon Addyman is a landscape painter now living and working in California.
Addyman walks a line between suggestion and representation, and apparently feels quite comfortable on either side.
His textural, often brusquely applied brush marks fade and weave into one another, creating movement and coalescing into the forms of his subjects as if they were gradually coming into focus.
Addyman uses lost and found edges to great effect — both in the sense of blurred borders and in the sense of close value relationships — allowing the viewers eye to search a bit before being unerringly guided to his center of interest.
He works in plein air for small sketches, from which he creates his larger studio landscapes.