About Kory Russell
My process, whether I am painting directly from nature or from a world my mind has created, leaves me changed nearly each time I finish a piece. I start, nearly always, with some particular idea in mind; this piece will be a tree, this piece will be a landscape, this piece will be a butcher.
Whatever it is, there is a definite, simple idea that starts the process. However, as I warm up and get more involved in the piece it takes on new philosophical depths. I often find in myself more unrest than I believed was there originally. I tend to sympathize with a world I don't understand and gain greater clarity of it, while losing some of myself along the way.