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The Painting Portfolio of Wayne Pitchko

A painting of a nighttime landscape with mountainsMidnight Sky, oil

Wayne Pitchko is a painter currently based in Golden, British Columbia. In his artistic practice, Wayne works in abstraction and landscape techniques, drawing inspiration from his own experiences and from art history.

A landscape painting of tar sands with a dark skyTAR SANDS, oil on canvas


The artist has said that his landscape paintings are inspired by his memories of living in Alberta, and the vast, gradient skies that feature prominently in these paintings certainly seem to evidence that. I love the dramatic colour schemes that Wayne brings into his landscapes -- the artist seems to favour a rather minimalist aesthetic, portraying wide-open fields and calm bodies of water under deep red sunsets and moody skies.

A screen capture of Wayne Pitchko's art portfolio websiteWayne's art portfolio website


In his abstract works, Wayne channels inspiration from artists like Jackson Pollock and Mark Rothko. The artist often favours a similarly warm and earthy colour scheme, but utilizes paint splattering and a randomized application of lines and shapes to explore the materiality of his medium.

An abstract made with splattered paint in grey, black, and whiteUntitled Abstract #2, acrylic

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Dallas Jeffs Art Writer

Dallas Jeffs is the Editor of Artist Run Website's blog. They hold a degree in Critical and Cultural Practices from Emily Carr University of Art and Design, as well as a certificate in Technical Writing from BCIT. Dallas has a passion for speaking and writing about art, and sharing that interest with others. In their studio practice they are an illustrator and budding tattoo artist, but they consider themselves a writer foremost. If you like art, books and culture with a science fiction twist, check out Dallas' personal blog, HappySpaceNoises or their art on Instagram.

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