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. I believe 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.

In this website I present 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