Graphic colored sunsets by Grant Haffner

New York artist, Grant Haffner sought to capture the vivid colors of the sunset witnessed during long drives around his hometown on Long Beach in Sag Harbor, N.Y. Using acrylic, marker, and pencil on wood panel, the artist depicts endless stretches of roadway paired with powerlines across starkly empty landscapes.

“When I drive I feel completely alive,” Haffner says. “For a small moment, in between this place and that, I am free from reality. My truck and I become a motion of blurred color, barreling through space and time. I like to keep my window open to listen to the sounds that traveling makes, to enjoy the smell of the landscape. Every trip is a new one, not one sunset is the same. On the road I am a part of the painting. I am movement, color, sound, adventure and emotions. This is my landscape.” [h/t]granthaffner4 granthaffner6 granthaffner8 granthaffner10 granthaffner12 granthaffner13 granthaffner14