Viewing Todd Mrozinski's website tells me that he is passionate with nature. He has a lot of amazing artworks on many different trees that he created and a lot of studies on stumps. As I get further and look into a blog website, Blog: The Natural Realm, specifically voiced by Todd Mrozinski, tells me that he is inspired by Fellenz Woods. He expresses a lot about his experiences in the wood and being immersed with it. He describes a lot about the texture and how tall grass feel, all of the peaceful ambience sounds from the wind, crickets, and the sound of walking on grass and soil. Going back to his work, his art statement is to give the viewer a sense of beauty, diversity, and spiritual resonance that he experienced at Fellenz Woods.
Todd Mrozinki also wrote on an article for Urbanmilwaukee, called "The Power of Great Paintings." In this article, he discussed about a painting of pyramid of peaches by Henri Fantin-Latour and another peach painting by Jean-Simeon Chardin about the texture creates a illusion in his mind that he is able to feel them. He is heavily drawn by all these paintings and heavily fixated on variety of brushstrokes creating these soft and hard textures edges on these canvases. He discussed more about these artists and their history of what they're like beyond as a painter. From viewing his article, I like that he talks about the textures because I also truly believe traditional painting's main powers are the brushstrokes, textures, and combining colors to create these wonderful paintings. In this article, I sort of wished there could at least be more paintings examples that he could provided than just one.
In his voice from previous blog post about nature and seeing his voice, there is a resemblance on how these inspires him and both are related in his portfolio work.