Painting an Escape | Landscapes of the Mind, Art by Nancy Rishoff.
My work is about Landscapes. The landscapes typically include water and mountains. Painting for me is an escape into another place. I prefer to let my imagination fill in the blanks.
This process is my calm, a way to unwind or in other words to take a vacation in my day. I paint landscapes, because I love the beauty of Western Montana. The places I choose to paint are often inspired by my childhood memories or simply by my passion to capture the scene.
When the weather cooperates, I prefer to do most of my painting outside. Working outdoors helps me feel one with nature and the changing colors are my best inspiration. I have recently fallen back in love with water colors.
When viewing my paintings, I hope others feel as I do and as Bob Ross would say, “They’re no mistakes, just happy endings.”
Check out her work on display at Butterfly Herbs until the end of February.
First Friday on March 5th, from 5pm – 8pm, she will be “Keeping It Weird” and showing her art at Gecko Designs, 523 N. Higgins Ave, Missoula, MT 59802.