New Landscapes is a series of landscapes painted over the past year. It includes the artist’s observations of oceans, wooded hills, and ponds in different seasons. In these landscape paintings, Orient emphasizes the subtle moods and transient light he sees and experiences, capturing moments often overlooked in nature. Some works assume an expansive perspective, as in the Atlantic ocean paintings, while others, like the pond reflections, are intimate and close portrayals. Throughout, Orient, seeks to convey his intimate connection to nature.