The evocative landscape paintings of D. L. Brabander reflect the creativity and passion of a modern romantic painter. Brabander was born in Ontario, Canada, and currently lives in Montreal. Her work is inspired by and comments on the natural beauty of Canada. By taking a traditional subject like landscape and blending representational and abstract styles together, Brabander seeks to capture not only the appearance of a place, but its atmosphere. Her paintings invoke elements and suggest emotion while leaving room for individual interpretation. Applying vivid color with fluid, intuitive brushstrokes, Brabander creates pieces awash in layer and texture. She typically works with either acrylic or watercolor pigments, balancing the vibrancy of watercolor and the medium's ability to magically layer and blend, with the texture and freedom of expression allowed by acrylics. The artist continuously plays one medium against the other, pushing the boundaries of what both can achieve.