Joseph Tarantelli

The natural world is important to appreciate because we are part of nature. When people gain knowledge of the natural world, people gain knowledge of themselves. I create oil paintings of landscapes in Rochester, New York. I capture the wild and free life of ponds, parks and trees, and present their natural appeal and power to the modern audience with the purpose of rejuvenating the viewer’s natural senses, which are suppressed due to stress of living in technology oriented, urbanized society. I focus on the existence of light and its enduring relationship with color.