Art inspired by Nature

Paintings in acrylic and oil by Ontario artist Sylvia Kerschl.


The Artist

Inspired by what surrounds me seems cliché but is certainly an understatement. I am very textural with my paintings as I am drawn to nature in those forms such as the angular strength of rock, the misshapen beauty of trees and the softness of the underbrush on the forest floor. I now draw my inspiration from the Muskoka landscape where I have just recently made my home. Over time, as I have developed my own style, I attempt to impress images mostly with my palette knife, sometimes believing that could just be impatience on my part, as the knife seems to move more quickly on the canvas! The impressionist group of painters has had a large influence on my love of art.

Recently retired from the corporate world I have now been given the opportunity to rekindle and pursue my passion.

I bring you some pieces that I hope you will enjoy!

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Winter's Warmth, 24" x 48" Acrylic on Gallery Canvas

This was a work that came quickly and was a lot of fun to paint. My knife flew across the canvas to create this array of colour, light and texture. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did creating this!

Please feel free to peruse my gallery!

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"In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect." ~ Alice Walker


“Creativity takes courage”
– Henri Matisse


“The first mistake of art is to assume it is serious”
– Lester Bangs


“You use a glass mirror to see your face; you use works of art to see your soul” – George Bernard Shaw


“The artist is nothing without the gift but the gift is nothing without work”
– Emile Zola


“Leave the road, take the trails”
– Pythagoras


“Study nature, love nature, stay close to nature. It will never fail you.”
– Frank Lloyd Wright