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

 

Road to the Sea by Todd Breitling

 

Rachael Hibiscus by Todd Breitling

 

Ocean and Sky by Todd Breitling

 

Snail Shell on Stone by Todd Breitling

 

Boundless Exile by Todd Breitling

 

Clouds at Dusk by Todd Breitling

 

Spaghetti Seaweed by Todd Breitling

 

Rain Rivulets by Todd Breitling

 

Abstraction Monday by Todd Breitling

 

Skeleton Pirate by Todd Breitling

 

Monk with Daffodil by Todd Breitling

 

Carriage House Windows by Todd Breitling

 

The Way I See It by Todd Breitling

 

Rock Color Streaks by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Brain Waves by Todd Breitling

 

Brick Wall Love by Todd Breitling

 

Cliff Colors by Todd Breitling

 

Rock Colors by Todd Breitling

 

Sand and Rock Colors by Todd Breitling

 

Stained Glass Flowers by Todd Breitling

 

Leaves On Display by Todd Breitling

 

Winter Reflection by Todd Breitling

 

Leaf on Ice by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement In The Dark by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Lilac Wine by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Sounds From the Ground by Todd Breitling

 

Door Number Three by Todd Breitling

 

Retrofuturism by Todd Breitling

 

Stockholm Building Art by Todd Breitling

 

Cat in the Window by Todd Breitling

 

Cobblestone Street by Todd Breitling

 

Bring Your Umbrella by Todd Breitling

 

Valentines Wreaths by Todd Breitling

 

Tallinn Postcards by Todd Breitling

 

Street at Night by Todd Breitling

 

Alhambra Wall Colors by Todd Breitling

 

LaMuerteese by Todd Breitling

 

Face In A Crowd by Todd Breitling

 

If Walls Could Speak by Todd Breitling

 

Window Panes by Todd Breitling

 

Graffiti Portrait by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Electric Calm by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Honor The Treaties by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement Infrared Waters by Todd Breitling

 

Oil on Pavement River Rhapsody by Todd Breitling

 

Keep Calm by Todd Breitling

 

Portrait of Dog and Man by Todd Breitling

 

Cross to Bear by Todd Breitling