Nearly every subject matter: landscapes, coastal scenes, figures, portraits, abstracts, florals & still life are included in Botzum's paintings. His works are rendered in oils, watercolors, pastels, and other media. He loves to paint on site in the open air (plein air - the French term popularly used today), for it provides a visual learning environment like no other. He also enjoys more studied works in the studio. Many of his works are thought to be moody - and probably so since they seem to reflect his visceral response to people and places he finds in his search for paintable images. Take a look at his paintings and see if you can sense the emotions attached to the images.
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Of this he says, “To see beyond the visual and auditory noise of the modern life and to capture the songs that resonate within is the essence of my paintings.”