Close to HeavenMandy Main
Oil painting on Stretched canvas
Ready to hang
Signed on front and back
36 " h x 48 " w x 1.5 " d |3 lbs. 10 oz.
An expansive view of a verdant valley and the Teton Range in the distance, with a dramatic sky overhead. Silver lined cumulus clouds form a ring around a blue sky, etched with cirrus clouds. The darkly shadowed forest in the foreground is barely suggested, allowing the eye to travel deep into the scene. "My brother, who is a pilot, was thinking of me when he took the reference photo while flying over Wyoming, so of course I had to paint it!" says Mandy. The gallery wrapped edges are painted a dark espresso color.
Rancho Mirage, California
Mandy Main is an art historian and landscape painter based in the Southern California desert. She has long been passionate about 19th Century American landscape paintings, which has been influential in her artistic practice. Mandy works in series, generally three paintings at a time. Her process begins with a vision of a place she has been, but she takes creative liberties with the aesthetic details. The artist is captivated by light and shadow, and strives to instill her work with moody drama through the representation of these elements. Using layers of paint and glazes, Mandy achieves mesmerizing atmospheric depth, encouraging the viewer to gaze and be still.
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The luminescence keeps me coming back. Your work is even more beautiful in my home.- K Webster
Everyone should see her work in person...it's great! I love her art, I own several pieces.- C Sloan
Love Mandy Main's work. I own two and hope to add to my collection. I can stare at her work for hours and notice something new each time.- C Kashkawol