Taos, NM | dinahkworman.com
Dinah Worman’s landscape paintings are instantly recognizable for their clarity and depth. Light filters through the trees and streams and between the clouds. She is able to retain this vitality because she is continually renewing her vision. She notes, “I work to press beyond method and into a flow of creative instinct, using pastel, oil, acrylic, or printmaking to express myself with unusual compositions and expanding vision.”
Living with the view of vast, open landscapes and towering mountains has influenced her perspective on the landscape. Over time, Dinah has shifted her focus from an interpretive style of realism to a contemporary view by focusing on the juxtaposition of objects in the landscape. Buildings, equipment, people, cattle, diagonal lines separating the space, are all tools within the composition. It’s what she refers to as a “stacked landscape,” a near vertical composition of abstracted fields and roads ending at the horizon.
With her newest collection, Dinah continues her exploration into stacked landscape compositions as well as works that give the viewer an up-close perspective of what lies within that landscape.