A nostalgic seascape, looking across calm waters to an accented horizon line.  Light and shadow in the sky and on the water create abstract patterns. I grew up in the Northwest USA.  Almost all of our vacations were on my parent's boat, cruising in the San Juan Islands and southwest Canada.  Often there was a defined horizon like this, created by a distant island or two, and almost always a line of white just underneath.   The wake of the boat, the dramatic clouds in the sky, and the atmospheric mist would create these kinds of otherworldly arcing forms.  This piece is painted on gallery wrapped canvas painted dark brown on the edges.  It comes ready to hang.

- Mandy Main

Horizon V

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

24" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
4 lbs. 8 oz.



Mandy Main
Rancho Mirage, California

Getting to Know Mandy

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.