black dog lab illustration art

  Nature and animals are my muses and passion. Animals evoke a wide range of positive emotions & thoughts in people.   I am also drawn to their innocence and natural ability to live in the present moment. I love to try to capture these feelings and ideas in my paintings.

I mainly work with acrylics, mixed media and paper mache. More often these days I tend to work in an intuitive manner where I have no image in my mind when I begin painting.  I allow the painting to develop on it’s own without any controlling interference from me. The end result is a mystery and often turns out far different then I would have imagined. These types of paintings can take from a few days to a few weeks as they often involve many layers of colour, drawing and texture.

– Arleigh Schwarz