Stefan’s plein air paintings include amazing effects of light, shadow, color and the natural beauty that he sees in American wilderness landscapes, wildlife, and in the architectural styles of older houses and barns. Through his work, viewers enjoy the opportunity to see spectacular places in America that are too remote and inaccessible for most to visit themselves. Baumann’s painting style has been classified by art collectors and galleries as “Romantic Realism with Luminism.” Pioneers of this beautiful genre of landscape painting include Frederic Church, Thomas Cole, and Albert Bierstadt of the Hudson River School. They were East Coast artists who journeyed to the Western United States to sketch and paint amazing views of the American wilderness, and then they returned to their home studios to paint stunning detailed versions of these vistas on room-sized canvases.
Similarily, Stefan Baumann reveals the true spirit of nature by transporting the viewer to distant lands that have gone unseen and undisturbed on his canvases. Baumann’s passion for painting is fueled by his fascination with and close observation of nature’s sublime beauty and mood. Baumann’s paintings speak for themselves ~ elegant and mysterious, exciting and bold, every landscape and wildlife painting captures a feeling, a sense of place, and the magic of light.