My name is Raflar (Ralf Wall) and I love to paint landscapes in the wild. Most of my work is created outdoors. I begin my paintings or sketches by going out into the field: a walk in the woods, down by the lake or river. I find a spot that seems to call out to me and absorb the energy around me. I want to capture the feeling of being in that exact spot, not necessarily the details of the physical, but more the emotional. I look at the colours, the play of shadow and light, and then I compose my image. Nature is not precise and I try to be loose with my imagery while still maintaining a sense of realism. Nothing is more satisfying as an artist as when someone is staring deeply into my work.