Contemporary Landscapes

Rob Buchanan

Making Of Contemporary Landscapes

Landscape painting is a genre with strong roots to the past and refers to a field defined by a focus on natural scenery as subject matter. Contemporary landscape painting takes cues from the artists of the past, but infuses new styles, colour palettes, contemporary brushwork and even abstraction to create original and unique landscape art. The pieces in the Art Alleries, although inspired by painters from the Impressionist Period, also embrace new mediums such as powder-coated aluminium and CNC-cut elements to create a layered and more three dimensional quality to the scenes. The ornate gilded frames are made from recycled water bottles and sawdust.

Artist: Rob Buchanan

Rob Buchanan is an award-winning professional photographer, artist, designer & editorial cartoonist. His photographs have appeared in many places including National Geographic Adventure and Traveler Magazines, Bike, Powder, Snowboarder, Explore, the Knowledge Network and the Patagonia clothing catalogs. His paintings have been presented as gifts to British Columbia’s Lieutenant Governor, as well as Canada’s top General for the Department of Defence and British Columbia’s Minister of Transportation. Currently, he can be found plotting and scheming about contemporary art installations for Revelstoke’s Luna Art Festival.