Todd Breitling Unique Photographs and Paintings

 
 
 

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Todd Breitling

Todd Breitling Unique Photographs and Paintings

Wilmington, DE

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Originally from Wayne Pennsylvania, Todd began exploring creative ideas in the great outdoors during childhood. Mostly these explorations took place in his grandparent’s backyard. Here this curious boy found a wealth of rhododendron covered woods, crayfish filled creeks, and stagnant frog filled ponds begging to be explored. Not long after he began dabbling in photography to document his discoveries. Fascinated by the passage of time, the camera enabled him to slow down and capture those fleeting, intimate, once-in-a-lifetime moments that call to him so he can share them with others.

After graduating from college, Todd took a job as a traveling portrait photographer. His travels often led him to Philadelphia where he discovered a whole new universe of city lights and textures to explore and photograph. One day while trudging back to his car in the rain he noticed oil leaking from a car engine and the resulting slick it produced on the wet pavement. He was entranced by the intricate shapes and multitude of colors. Seeking to find more of these unique and fleeting patterns and shapes became his obsession. After it rains, Todd can often be found in parking lots and streets with his head down and camera in hand. The images he captures from these parking lot saunters reveals tremendous beauty to him. These fragile and delicate patterns do not last long so it’s important to him to capture and share these moments with the world.

Todd has over 125 photographs in his “Oil on Pavement” series to-date, many of which are currently on display in galleries in Delaware and Philadelphia. In addition to his various photography endeavors, Todd is also an accomplished, self taught painter. Most of his works are what have been termed “Organic Abstraction”. These works are a study in lines and the space they reside in with regard to contrasting colors and the dimensions they create.

Todd’s intention is to create a spontaneous visual journey for the eye.He is inspired to invoke the beauty and emotion of color in his work, acknowledging that the viewer’s experience creates their own interpretation of the meaning. Using oil, acrylic, and enamel in his paintings, his creative process is to explore emotional reactions to the combinations of colors and textures he layers on canvas. Todd creates detailed and intricate patterns within his paintings with a variety of painting knives and brushes. He also utilizes nontraditional techniques of painting with odd items such as syringes, pins, q‑tips, toothbrushes and spatulas to create different textures, patterns, and layers. Using the line on the canvas as a foundation for his creations, he then dramatically branches out into other patterns, forms, and symmetrical strokes to create a colorful palette for the viewer’s eye to explore.

Instead of philosophical interpretation, Todd wants the viewer’s eye to be saturated with the freedom to roam the canvas. He likens the experience to listening to jazz, a free flowing expression, that allows the colors and textures to elicit an emotional response. The manifestation of each painting is spontaneous and he is never quite sure how the painting will look as he believes being free from preset visualization of the piece releases the creative flow. His spontaneous mixture of patterns and lines is a metaphor for life and how we are never sure what is coming next ; a reminder to trust and enjoy the journey. Combined with his unique style using oils, acrylic, enamels and various oil mediums, Todd has created an original body of work. This wide range of influences serves to broaden his working environment where he has truly no boundaries to limit his burgeoning portfolio.

Should you have any questions regarding any works of art and how best to purchase them please contact Todd via email him at TBreitling22@msn.com

 

Stockholm Reflection by Todd Breitling

 

Stormbringer by Todd Breitling

 

Sand Patterns Spirals by Todd Breitling

 

Sand Patterns Branching Out by Todd Breitling

 

War Memorial and Roses by Todd Breitling

 

Sand Patterns Forest Curtain by Todd Breitling

 

Sand Patterns Myths of the Ages by Todd Breitling

 

Cornstalks Under the Moon by Todd Breitling

 

Four Tree Reflection by Todd Breitling

 

Questionable Direction by Todd Breitling

 

Soul Suspense by Todd Breitling

 

Berkshires Foliage by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Dropout by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Drop on the Tongue by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Synapse by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Spreading by Todd Breitling

 

The View by Todd Breitling

 

Eye Come in Peace by Todd Breitling

 

Divine Dusk by Todd Breitling

 

Ride to the Moon by Todd Breitling

 

Secrets Thru Time Held Precariously by Todd Breitling

 

Inside the Evening by Todd Breitling

 

Gestation by Todd Breitling

 

Frenzy by Todd Breitling

 

Cultivation by Todd Breitling

 

Consilience by Todd Breitling

 

Confetti Spaghetti by Todd Breitling

 

Aftermath by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Eruption by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Across the Universe by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Rapt Funeral Amazement by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Newborn Awakening by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Left Behind by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Heart of the Matter by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Find Your Wings by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Dawns Highway by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Cradle of the World by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Aurora Borealis by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement True Colors by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement I Would Love To by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Visionary by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Outer Rings of Saturn by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Limelight by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Vein Melter by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Wishcraft by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Leaving Louisiana by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Algae Bloom by Todd Breitling