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

 

Oil on Pavement Electric Groove by Todd Breitling

 

Wood Grain by Todd Breitling

 

Summer Seaweed Scene by Todd Breitling

 

Seaweed Grunge by Todd Breitling

 

Far Away Fall Reflection by Todd Breitling

 

Oceans Edge by Todd Breitling

 

Sunset Sailboat by Todd Breitling

 

Seaweed and Bubbles by Todd Breitling

 

Seaweed on Clayhead Beach by Todd Breitling

 

Dragonfly on Sidewalk by Todd Breitling

 

Leaf Landscape by Todd Breitling

 

Birch Bark and Lichen by Todd Breitling

 

Birch Tree Bark by Todd Breitling

 

Water Drop Web by Todd Breitling

 

Summer Sunflower by Todd Breitling

 

Nature's Way Home by Todd Breitling

 

Spectral Sphere by Todd Breitling

 

Summer Wet Leaves by Todd Breitling

 

Palm Tree Pattern by Todd Breitling

 

Blurry Auras by Todd Breitling

 

Moody Surprise by Todd Breitling

 

Summer Rain Leaf by Todd Breitling

 

Buttercup Wind by Todd Breitling

 

Resting Nature by Todd Breitling

 

Spring Sky by Todd Breitling

 

Bronze Daylight by Todd Breitling

 

Coconuts and Ocean by Todd Breitling

 

Coral on Beach by Todd Breitling

 

Peeling Paint Colors by Todd Breitling

 

Tidal Pool and Coral by Todd Breitling

 

Mystical Stillness by Todd Breitling

 

Chameleon Leafscape by Todd Breitling

 

Water Drop on Branch by Todd Breitling

 

Love is Life by Todd Breitling

 

Cerulean Ice Shadows by Todd Breitling

 

Cracked Colored Glass by Todd Breitling

 

Azure Ice and Leaf by Todd Breitling

 

Moody Dawn Ice by Todd Breitling

 

Lamp and Vines by Todd Breitling

 

Snow Covered Woods and Stream by Todd Breitling

 

Afternoon Snow Cover by Todd Breitling

 

Ice on Log by Todd Breitling

 

Winters Web by Todd Breitling

 

Angel Heart Box by Todd Breitling

 

Electric Glass Light 4 by Todd Breitling

 

Electric Glass Light 3 by Todd Breitling

 

Electric Glass Light 2 by Todd Breitling

 

Electric Glass Light 1 by Todd Breitling