Herbert August of Sagaponac is an abstract artist. Although his work is abstract, he frequently starts a work with reference to nature – the live model, the still life and photographs of athletes, dancers, trees and other elements of the world around him. “I often start a work at a small scale and enlarge it so that I can explore color, shape and texture with greater freedom allowed by the larger work. Those three elements all come together along with intuition to express the emotion of the work” says August. August has had several exhibitions throughout the East End.