California artist Jerome Gastaldi is immediately identifiable as an artist who immerses himself in the process of painting, fully focused and involved, in a constant state of creative motion. The artist creates evocative landscapes with rich, saturated colors. Gastaldi uses various simple blocks and shapes of color that imply an atmosphere or invoke an emotion. His depictions of land, sky and water make a clear statement about the power and majesty of nature. Gastaldi's multi-layered abstractions add sense of energetic motion and lyric complexity to the mix. A sense of thoughtful composition is evident throughout his work, and the finished paintings often seem much larger than their actual physical dimensions. Gastaldi's work has been lauded by internationally recognized art critics such as Edward Lucie-Smith, who is the author of more than 100 books on art.