My work exudes a strong painterly quality and a fascination for natural forms and biotic earth entities. I am an abstract painter who uses earth and environmental imagery as metaphor to human experience and the natural cycle of life. Land forms come into play within my process, making their presence known in more realistic ways or intuitively, depending on the direction of the image and its content.
There is a category of work I have been developing I refer to as "Eco-Abstracts." I use land and ecology to get something bigger, connecting human condition to nature. For me, one way to get to these meaningful places is to get "entangled or wrestled-in" with the earth- grounded within a natural setting for a good period of time. To paint indoors is one thing, to paint outdoors is another. One's palette expands as does one's ability to interpret when the environment becomes part of a person. Weir Farm will allow me that responsiveness and connectivity to earth.
~ Mary Linnea Vaughan
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