Laurie Hobson
In my wildlife paintings I capture a fleeting moment in an animal’s life that correlates to a human emotion, action, experience or mood. My intention is to create an emotional connection between the viewer and the subjects of my painting, the African wildlife that has surrounded me for the majority of my adult life. Until recently I have used a realistic style of painting to heighten this emotional response, but since relocating from Africa to Texas, I find myself becoming more influenced by abstraction. In my newest work, I am experimenting with other styles of painting, and am integrating an aspect of surrealism in order to highlight the tragedy of the dwindling elephant population.