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Mary Bacon Artist Statement

In my paintings am idealizing the universal flower or leaf, seeing the leaf or flower as an icon, an object of profound contemplation and meditation. Often the composition suggests a mandala or labyrinth shape. The lines of images within some of these paintings are like the lines of a musical composition, or lines of poetry. I am telling my story line by line, a story of the beauty I saw in a particular place and time.

Newer inspirations for my work include small modular botanical paintings to bring beauty into smaller spaces, and textural abstracts that represent to me the colors of the new energies being brought in by the Indigo Children at this time.

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Northrup King Building

1500 Jackson Street Northeast
Studio 159
Minneapolis, MN
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Indigo Child Series

Highly textured oil and mixed media on canvas.

Lately I have been very interested in the coming generation of young people in America, and their potential to solve the old ingrained problems in our country, problems that seem so sticky and difficult to the older generations. 

The new generation has lots of wonderful energy, and I created this series of abstracts using the colors assigned to these types of energy: 

Indigo, violet, and turquoise for the highest consciousness; greens and emeralds for heart and earth energies, yellows for the sun and the power of transformation; reds, oranges and pinks for action and purpose.

The rest of the colors represent the multicultural truth of our society, that together we the people are in the process of accomplishing the best ideals of America.

The first series of these paintings came out of me in a rush, and I realized afterwards that the shapes in the work have been influenced by a retro sensibility, the time of my own coming of age. 

“Crystal Mountain I” Indigo Child Series

Oil and highly textured mixed media on canvas. 30″ x 30″ x 2″

Lately I have been very interested in the coming generation of young people in America, and their potential to solve the old ingrained problems in our country, problems that seem so sticky and difficult to the older generations.

The new generation has lots of wonderful energy, and I created this series of abstracts using the colors assigned to these types of energy:

Indigo, violet, and turquoise for the highest consciousness; greens and emeralds for heart and earth energies, yellows for the sun and the power of transformation; reds, oranges and pinks for action and purpose.

The rest of the colors represent the multicultural truth of our society, that together we the people are in the process of accomplishing the best ideals of America.

The first series of these paintings came out of me in a rush, and I realized afterwards that the shapes in the work have been influenced by a retro sensibility, the time of my own coming of age.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

“Crystal Mountain II” Indigo Child Series

Oil and highly textured mixed media on canvas. 30″ x 30″ x 2″

Lately I have been very interested in the coming generation of young people in America, and their potential to solve the old ingrained problems in our country, problems that seem so sticky and difficult to the older generations.

The new generation has lots of wonderful energy, and I created this series of abstracts using the colors assigned to these types of energy:

Indigo, violet, and turquoise for the highest consciousness; greens and emeralds for heart and earth energies, yellows for the sun and the power of transformation; reds, oranges and pinks for action and purpose.

The rest of the colors represent the multicultural truth of our society, that together we the people are in the process of accomplishing the best ideals of America.

The first series of these paintings came out of me in a rush, and I realized afterwards that the shapes in the work have been influenced by a retro sensibility, the time of my own coming of age.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

“Crystal Mountain III” Indigo Child Series

Oil and highly textured mixed media on canvas. 30″ x 30″ x 2″

Lately I have been very interested in the coming generation of young people in America, and their potential to solve the old ingrained problems in our country, problems that seem so sticky and difficult to the older generations.

The new generation has lots of wonderful energy, and I created this series of abstracts using the colors assigned to these types of energy:

Indigo, violet, and turquoise for the highest consciousness; greens and emeralds for heart and earth energies, yellows for the sun and the power of transformation; reds, oranges and pinks for action and purpose.

The rest of the colors represent the multicultural truth of our society, that together we the people are in the process of accomplishing the best ideals of America.

The first series of these paintings came out of me in a rush, and I realized afterwards that the shapes in the work have been influenced by a retro sensibility, the time of my own coming of age.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

“Crystal Mountain IV” Indigo Child Series

Oil and highly textured mixed media on canvas. 30″ x 30″ x 2″

Lately I have been very interested in the coming generation of young people in America, and their potential to solve the old ingrained problems in our country, problems that seem so sticky and difficult to the older generations.

The new generation has lots of wonderful energy, and I created this series of abstracts using the colors assigned to these types of energy:

Indigo, violet, and turquoise for the highest consciousness; greens and emeralds for heart and earth energies, yellows for the sun and the power of transformation; reds, oranges and pinks for action and purpose.

The rest of the colors represent the multicultural truth of our society, that together we the people are in the process of accomplishing the best ideals of America.

The first series of these paintings came out of me in a rush, and I realized afterwards that the shapes in the work have been influenced by a retro sensibility, the time of my own coming of age.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

“Crystal Mountain V” Indigo Child Series

Oil and highly textured mixed media on canvas. 30″ x 30″ x 2″

Lately I have been very interested in the coming generation of young people in America, and their potential to solve the old ingrained problems in our country, problems that seem so sticky and difficult to the older generations.

The new generation has lots of wonderful energy, and I created this series of abstracts using the colors assigned to these types of energy:

Indigo, violet, and turquoise for the highest consciousness; greens and emeralds for heart and earth energies, yellows for the sun and the power of transformation; reds, oranges and pinks for action and purpose.

The rest of the colors represent the multicultural truth of our society, that together we the people are in the process of accomplishing the best ideals of America.

The first series of these paintings came out of me in a rush, and I realized afterwards that the shapes in the work have been influenced by a retro sensibility, the time of my own coming of age.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

“Crystal Mountain VI” Indigo Child Series

Oil and highly textured mixed media on canvas. 30″ x 30″ x 2″

Lately I have been very interested in the coming generation of young people in America, and their potential to solve the old ingrained problems in our country, problems that seem so sticky and difficult to the older generations.

The new generation has lots of wonderful energy, and I created this series of abstracts using the colors assigned to these types of energy:

Indigo, violet, and turquoise for the highest consciousness; greens and emeralds for heart and earth energies, yellows for the sun and the power of transformation; reds, oranges and pinks for action and purpose.

The rest of the colors represent the multicultural truth of our society, that together we the people are in the process of accomplishing the best ideals of America.

The first series of these paintings came out of me in a rush, and I realized afterwards that the shapes in the work have been influenced by a retro sensibility, the time of my own coming of age.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

“Emerald and Topaz” Indigo Child Series

Oil and highly textured mixed media on canvas. 30″ x 30″ x 2″

Lately I have been very interested in the coming generation of young people in America, and their potential to solve the old ingrained problems in our country, problems that seem so sticky and difficult to the older generations. 

The new generation has lots of wonderful energy, and I created this series of abstracts using the colors assigned to these types of energy: 

Indigo, violet, and turquoise for the highest consciousness; greens and emeralds for heart and earth energies, yellows for the sun and the power of transformation; reds, oranges and pinks for action and purpose.

The rest of the colors represent the multicultural truth of our society, that together we the people are in the process of accomplishing the best ideals of America.

The first series of these paintings came out of me in a rush, and I realized afterwards that the shapes in the work have been influenced by a retro sensibility, the time of my own coming of age. 

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6" x 6" Starseeds

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself. 

We are made of star stuff. 

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do. 

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust. 

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

6×6 Orange Tulip 15

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Orange Tulip 16

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Orange Tulip 17

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Orange Tulip 18

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Orange Tulip 19

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Parrot Tulip 1

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Parrot Tulip 2

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Parrot Tulip 3

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Parrot Tulip 4

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Red Striped Tulip 1

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Red Striped Tulip 2

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Red Striped Tulip 3

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Red Striped Tulip 4

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Red Striped Tulip 5

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Shrub Rose 1

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself. 

We are made of star stuff. 

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do. 

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust. 

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Shrub Rose 2

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

6×6 Shrub Rose 3

Each is a unique 6″ x 6″ oil painting, hand-painted by Mary Bacon. The Starseed Series is made to fit into a small space but have a big impact. They are also made to be modular, and collectible. The painted image continues around the side of the 2″ deep canvas, so the painting has a 3 dimensional quality.

We are a way for the universe to know itself.

We are made of star stuff.

All the material in our bodies originates with residual stardust, making its way from soil to plants, and from there into the nutrients we need for all we do.

We are not figuratively, but literally, stardust.

We look at a beautiful flower or leaf, and recognize ourselves.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

Mandala series

In my paintings I am idealizing the universal flower or leaf, seeing the leaf or flower an object of contemplation and meditation. The circular mandala or labyrinth shape organizes around a center that represents wholeness and health of the psyche.

I spend lots of time in nature. My work starts with drawing on my canvas, and then adding layers of oil paint to produce my images.

My paintings are oil on canvas. For the large paintings I generally use 3 layers of paint to create depth, dimension, and texture. My technique has evolved into a color-blocking style with very crisp edges.  The larger paintings can take several weeks to complete.

“Peony Mandala”

Oil painting on canvas, 36″ x 36″ x 2″

In my paintings I am idealizing the universal flower or leaf, seeing the leaf or flower an object of contemplation and meditation.

I spend lots of time in nature. My work starts with drawing on my canvas, and then working with several layers of oil paints to create depth, dimension, and texture. My technique has evolved into a color-blocking style with very crisp edges. The larger paintings can take several weeks to complete.

This is an image of a peony that grows in the peony beds in the Lake Harriet Rose Garden.

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“White Iris Mandala”

Oil painting on canvas, with natural maple frame. 32″ x 32″ x 2″.

In my paintings I am idealizing the universal flower or leaf, seeing the leaf or flower an object of contemplation and meditation.

I spend lots of time in nature. My work starts with drawing on my canvas, and then working with several layers of oil paints to create depth, dimension, and texture. My technique has evolved into a color-blocking style with very crisp edges. The larger paintings can take several weeks to complete.

This painting is an Iris I saw on a walk through South Minneapolis in the spring of 2019.

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“Yellow Iris Mandala”

Oil on canvas, includes natural maple frame. 32″ x 32″ x 2″.

In my paintings I am idealizing the universal flower or leaf, seeing the leaf or flower an object of contemplation and meditation.

I spend lots of time in nature. My work starts with drawing on my canvas, and then working with several layers of oil paints to create depth, dimension, and texture. My technique has evolved into a color-blocking style with very crisp edges. The larger paintings can take several weeks to complete.

This painting is an Iris I saw on a walk through the neighborhoods of South Minneapolis in the spring of 2019.

This item is available for curbside pickup or shipping.

“Leni’s Dream”

Oil on canvas, 32″ x 42″ x 2″, with natural maple frame.

In my paintings I am idealizing the universal flower or leaf, seeing the leaf or flower an object of contemplation and meditation.

I spend lots of time in nature. My work starts with drawing on my canvas, and then working with several layers of oil paints to create depth, dimension, and texture. My technique has evolved into a color-blocking style with very crisp edges. The larger paintings can take several weeks to complete.

These are yellow day-lilies that grow in the perennial beds at the Lake Harriet Rose Garden. I feel that the yellow and turquoise colors together have the color vibrations of higher consciousness.

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Storytelling Line by Line Series

The lines within these paintings are like the lines of a musical composition, or lines of poetry. I am telling my story line by line,

a story of the beauty I saw in a particular place and time. The story can be read left to right, top to bottom; or seen as a whole.

There is a regular rhythm and repetition in the lines of a musical

composition and in classical poetry, and the even lines and the matching size of the sections in my paintings feel just right to me

for telling my story in both a modern and formalized kind of way.

I also enjoy exploring the close relationship between different plants, and sometimes the insects and birds that inhabit them. The new compositions that result are fascinating and compelling to me.

“Growing in Waves III”

Oil on canvas, 24″ x 36″ x 2″.

Artists get their inspirations from many places, often not realizing what has influenced their artistic choices until after the images have appeared on the canvas.

“Growing in Waves III” is part of a series on Minnesota plants, but after going on trips to Honolulu and Sedona; cactus, succulents, tropicals, and adobe colors showed up, unexpectedly mixing with the milkweeds and other local wild plants.

The series title “Growing in Waves” refers to the way I have the leaves to wave through the painting, and the way in which we tend to learn and grow in waves and pauses throughout our lives.

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“Metamorphosis”

The lines within these paintings are like the lines of a musical composition, or lines of poetry. I am telling my story line by line, a story of the beauty I saw in a particular place and time. The story can be read left to right, top to bottom; or seen as a whole.

There is a regular rhythm and repetition in the lines of a musical composition and in classical poetry, and the even lines and the matching size of the sections in my paintings feel just right to me for telling my story in both a modern and formalized kind of way.

I also enjoy exploring the close relationship between different plants, and sometimes the insects and birds that inhabit them. The new compositions that result are fascinating and compelling to me.

This painting is a combination of primroses, yellow mushrooms and a giant butterfly.  30″ x 40″ x 2″.

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“Study in Oranges I”

Oil on canvas, 25″ x 37″ x 2″ Includes a black frame with gold edging.

The lines within these paintings are like the lines of a musical composition, or lines of poetry. I am telling my story line by line, a story of the beauty I saw in a particular place and time. The story can be read left to right, top to bottom; or seen as a whole.

There is a regular rhythm and repetition in the lines of a musical composition and in classical poetry, and the even lines and the matching size of the sections in my paintings feel just right to me for telling my story in both a modern and formalized kind of way.

I also enjoy exploring the close relationship between different plants, and sometimes the insects and birds that inhabit them. The new compositions that result are fascinating and compelling to me.

This painting is a combination of tropical and local flowers. You can see Zinnia, Hibiscus, Black-eyed Susan, and Rose.

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“Study in Oranges II”

Oil on canvas, 25″ x 37″ x 2″ Includes a black frame with gold edging.

The lines within these paintings are like the lines of a musical composition, or lines of poetry. I am telling my story line by line, a story of the beauty I saw in a particular place and time. The story can be read left to right, top to bottom; or seen as a whole.

There is a regular rhythm and repetition in the lines of a musical composition and in classical poetry, and the even lines and the matching size of the sections in my paintings feel just right to me for telling my story in both a modern and formalized kind of way.

I also enjoy exploring the close relationship between different plants, and sometimes the insects and birds that inhabit them. The new compositions that result are fascinating and compelling to me.

This painting is a combination of tropical and local flowers. You can see Zinnia, Hibiscus, Black-eyed Susan, and Rose.

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“Study in Plums, Sphinx Moth”

Oil on canvas, 20″ x 38″ x 2″, includes black frame with gold edging.

The lines within these paintings are like the lines of a musical composition, or lines of poetry. I am telling my story line by line, a story of the beauty I saw in a particular place and time. The story can be read left to right, top to bottom; or seen as a whole.

There is a regular rhythm and repetition in the lines of a musical composition and in classical poetry, and the even lines and the matching size of the sections in my paintings feel just right to me for telling my story in both a modern and formalized kind of way.

I also enjoy exploring the close relationship between different plants, and sometimes the insects and birds that inhabit them. The new compositions that result are fascinating and compelling to me.

This painting shows a Clear-Wing Sphinx Moth that visited my back-yard phlox garden. I only saw it once. These moths are beautiful, like small hummingbirds. The rest of the painting is a montage of flowers I have seen at the Lake Harriet Rose Garden.

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“Hawaii, Portrait in Leaves”

Oil on canvas, with walnut color frame. 22″ x 22″ x 2″.

Hawaii has a special feeling, as those who have visited can attest.

To an artist like myself who ordinarily lives in a cold climate, the softness and the relaxed beauty took me by surprise. Nothing there has to rush to grow before the frost comes. There are soft rains and rainbows almost every afternoon. 

So is it surprising that a series of paintings immediately came pouring forth?

I have painted the tropical variegated pineapple, the ti tree, papaya leaves, and the water of the ocean bay surface.

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