Manchester, Connecticut resident Doug AmEnde creates acrylic paintings depicting idyllic New England landscapes. His paintings include scenes of vast cloudy skies, shady forests, flower-filled meadows, pristine beaches, and ponds covered by water lilies. Although AmEnde selects traditional subjects, his techniques are not. He frequently inserts abstract elements in his compositions and employs a unique approach to manipulating paint and producing texture. Each painting is characterized by vibrant, saturated colors and expressive mark-making. Considering the evolution of his work, AmEnde describes his current artistic style to be “a looser, more expressive interpretation of the world around us, using light, shadow, and a unique method of blending color and texture to convey the varied moods of the seasons of New England.” As an artist, AmEnde emphasizes the importance of close observation, particularly of fleeting moments, which he captures in his paintings. The complexity and sophistication of his paintings reflect his dedication to and life-long passion for fine art. AmEnde’s artwork can be found in private collections throughout the United States and abroad.
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