I paint how it feels to me, and I let the paint flow as it will.
I paint because I wish to engage and share with nature all parts of my spirit.
I paint and allow the paintings to be just that. They are the marks I leave behind.
While I paint for myself, I am humbled that you let me paint for you too.
I remain quite honored to be a part of Brine and have had a long and fantastic friendship with Victor.
I enjoy how he sees the honesty and abilities in other artists so clearly, and remains an inspiration to me.
Primarily a landscape artist, Stan Perlak paints from life with a strong emphasis on color and painterly representations. Fields, marshes, dunes, skies and maritime scenes are common subjects in his recent work. Sperlak has experience teaching and coordinating plein-air workshops throughout the US as well as in Scotland, Australia, France, Iceland and Italy. All work is in soft pastel only, painted on supports ranging from coated grounds and boards to hand made papers.
“Artists who inspire both fellow artists and the general public are rare. Artists who can accomplish this at an early stage of their career are even rarer. Stan Sperlak is such an artist. His pastel paintings of the wetlands and coastline along the Delaware Bay and Atlantic Ocean create a feeling of excitement and reveal elements about the environment that most observers overlook or just can’t see until he reveals it to them. There is air in his paintings; there is solid ground and movement that one can feel.” Neal McPheeters, New York, NY