Expressionistic view of the magnificent Celilo Falls on the Columbia River, which disappeared with the building of the Bonneville Dam. The painting glows with light and atmosphere, and the falls themselves appear translucent. I applied the paint with putty knives and spatulas, as well as brushes, which gives lots of texture and movement. This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished brown edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Mandy Main

Remembering Celilo IV

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

24" h x 48" w x 1.5" d
3 lbs. 2 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.