Brian Mashburn's Oil Paintings Series is Sombre and Surprisingly Serene

By: Farida Helmy - Jun 24, 2014
References: brianmashburnart & inspirationhut.net
There is something uniquely dreamy yet eerie about this oil paintings series. The color palette used by Asheville-based artist Brian Mashburn is dark and moody and has a somberly sad feeling to it. When you look at the oil paintings series you feel that there is something trying to be said behind the apocalyptic style setting and foggy overview, but what it is is hard to say.

"My paintings are about accumulation and consequence, contrast and depth, narrative and observation," says Brian Mashburn.

What makes this artwork special and unique is the contrast found. With an utterly ominous and doomsday-like feel there is still hope and a serene sense of love felt from the animals Mashburn always adds to his artwork.