Lesa Chittenden Lim

     My paintings are inspired by an emotional response to nature. I am profoundly moved by nature and the beauty of our earth. 

     Rather than recording an exact external reality, I express the inner sensations caused by my visual perceptions; calmness, serenity, movement, awe, desolation to name a few. The more I look the more I believe that our surroundings are an allegory of life. I paint “portraits” of trees, with their families, lovers and friends.

     I often work onsite. I seek out locations that provoke strong feelings. And then I return time and time again.  I develop a relationship with the site that is similar to having a good friend….it deepens over time, revealing new aspects of its personality, changing as the years go by and ultimately leaving this earth.