My landscape paintings of the Maine Coast are generally compact and straightforward in their approach, neither overly decorative nor elaborate.
Interested in the land as an experience motivates my efforts to paint the landscape in a way that rings true and feels present in the act of observation .I have been painting the Maine landscape for over thirty years and over the course of those years I have developed a deep and abiding reverence for the landscape and see it as one of the most fundamental facts of our being, an essential element that ties us together.
I paint a vision of the simple human experience of Maine’s coastal landscape. I find the intersection of land and water to be particularly evocative of the kind of quiet contemplative state that I endeavor to instill in my work. My subject matter generally eschews the depiction of elements that imply human presence or narrative.
My paintings are based on meditative observation of the beauty of natural world, yet this thoughtful reverie is tempered by the subtle disquiet of our contemporary alienation from nature.
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by Melinda Rice