Lily ponds fascinate me with their shifting visions.  One layer is what is floating on the surface of the water, another is what is reflected in the water, and both are obscured by ripples in the water itself.  I loved the impressionistic nature of this lily pond which I came across in Kew Garden outside of London. On this lovely May morning, the reflection was of puffy clouds in a warm blue sky behind trees vibrant with their spring greens, with lavender and green pads dancing on the surface.

- Mandy Main

Lily Pond IV

Oil painting on stretched canvas
Finished edges
Ready to hang

Signed on front and back

12" h x 12" w x 1.5" d
0 lbs. 15 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.