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Hays, William H.
I work from a number of different sources for my imagery; quick sketches, watercolor studies, studio drawings and snap shots. I am much more likely to compose a painting from a quick thumbnail sketch and not think very much about what a place actually looked like. In fact, each time I study landscape, I am so overwhelmed with the remarkable beauty and complexity of the real world that I have to consciously resign myself to the creation of an abstraction. The distillation of an intangible quality is what I strive to convey in my paintings. I am always seeking out the essence of what makes a particular image magic.
ARTIST STATEMENTUltimately, I want the inspiration for a painting to become the remembrance of the viewer. The mood should carry the audience into the heart of their own experience so that the image becomes their own
William H. Hays
Glorious DayPurchase $4,800Rent $90/month