The classic shape of a barn anchors this serene piece by Montreal artist Francis Lipari. Against a moody sky, the land laid bare…only a silo attached to the barn frames the work. The palette is classic Lipari—thinned out washes of colour in white, grays, blues, and browns punctuated black accentuate the clean lines of the structure and the landscape. His paintings are traditionally inspired by his love of nature. His landscapes and architectural elements are minimal—uncluttered exposing simple beauty.
“I haven’t done much research on artists. I want my art to come from me. This is how I’ve learned to do it. It’s completely me from zero to 100 percent completion.”
He was born in 1959 in Montreal and attended the University of Quebec where he acquired a business degree and majored in marketing. Lipari had a successful career as an art director for a graphic design and advertising firm and then began painting full time in his early fifties. His work is collected in both the U.S. and Canada.