My love of realism is directly tied to my love of the craft of painting. To build a solidly believable space of form, light, and atmosphere from the fluid dabs and smears of oil paints is a endless challenge and a perpetual joy. Influenced by the American tonalists and the classic poets of China, I strive to say as much as possible with as little as possible–to subtly suggest rather than to overtly describe. My subject matter is mood. I wish to leave some mystery in a painting, something unresolved that allows the viewer to explore the painting and make discoveries within it. Welcome.
A NEW Liliedahl Instructional video is now available! Click HERE for more information or to purchase.
YOUTUBE VIDEO ~ sample the DVD
View a video of a DEMO for the Wellesley Society of Artists, Nov. 7, 2017.
Listen to a PODCAST with Eric Rhoads, OutdoorPainter.com March 2018.
The Greylock Gallery. Williamstown, MA
The Lily Pad Gallery. Watch Hill, RI; Milwaukee, WI
Warm Springs Gallery. Warm Springs, VA
Christopher-Clark Fine Art, San Francisco, CA
The Plasteel Gallery. Seattle, WA