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Damon Pla painting in his home studio

Damon Pla


"In my paintings, I explore landscapes and surreal compositions to provoke thought and meditation. My artwork consistently exposes my obsession for late afternoon light and the subtlety of both cool and warm ambient spaces.

Addicted to these nuances, I exaggerate the mood of each painting to isolate the essence of a moment in time. I believe the nature of these observations can immediately create an intimate connection so that the viewer is left only to absorb the energy and take it with them.

I am fascinated by the idea that the viewer can be forced to acknowledge this relationship with a painting. In my surreal works, I attempt to capture this by arranging non-relative objects to create new relationships. Or demonstrate the extensive, labored journey of an object only for it to travel the shortest of distances.

Dreams play a large part of where my ideas originate. I always sketch an image after remembering a dream, not usually for the content, but largely for what it felt like. Documenting this awareness in my painting allows me to shelve such moments as if I experienced them awake to take with me, through my journey."


"Although I have used a variety of different paints, acrylic continues to be my preferred medium. The fast drying properties allow me to work over recent layers within minutes so that I can continue to shape the energy of that part of the painting. Constantly adding water to my wet palette enables me to apply thinned layers over dried areas to produce transparent glazes of color. This results in a luminous glow that is satisfying to my eye and mood."

Original Acrylic Painting by Delaware Artist Damon Pla
Seascape Paiting by Delaware Artist Damon Pla
Surreal Acrylic Painting by Delaware Artist Damon Pla
Surreal Painting by Delaware Artist Damon Pla
Surreal Painting by Delaware Artist Damon Pla
Original Surreal Painting by Delaware Artist Damon Pla





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