Barry Elz

I have always been intrigued by the opportunity to present a moment of creation, an inspirational memory. Painting is my natural course; it is my commitment and fulfillment.

An extensive photographic career, with my studios in NYC and Chicago, including over three decades of national campaigns, has greatly influenced my perception of the significance of light, perspective, and composition.

My oil landscape paintings are a contemporary and respectful interpretation of traditional impressionist American artists from the early 1900′s. This stylized approach allows for a range of color subtleties, as well as vibrant, flowing compositions…in the pursuit of expressing the seasonal moods of Midwestern skies, farmland and prairies.