D. Morgan Russell


Artist Statement


My love of exploring drives my desire to paint. I have identical enthusiasms for early morning walks in the woods or examinations of early renaissance landscapes. During both journeys I relish finding passageways, things in the margins, insistent peculiarities.


How do I get from "here" to there? Movement through the picture plane is my initial concern, but the real content of my work is what happens on the way. As detours become discoveries, denials are followed by delineations. The painting begins to suggest itself to itself, and outdoor places become interior spaces for revelations. By pushing paint around, I play nature.