Wynne Hayakawa uses painting to convey her sense of the natural world. Using oil on canvas with archival digital prints, Hayakawa draws inspiration from landscape sketches, photos, and her memories of place. The current works are based on photographic glimpses of forests in Northern California. The artist take photos from a moving car, using slow shutter speeds that transform the image into more abstract patterns of light and dark. From this starting point, Hayawaka adds layers of paint, riffing on patterns and changing the composition. The painting is an evolving whole process, an interplay of colors, lights and darks, flatness and space. The artist hopes that the images enable the viewer to stop, look, and breathe for a moment.