My paintings of mid-century architecture combine both tradition and modernism. This painting is rendered in oils on canvas using a bright palette of gumdrop colors, applied in layers to achieve a luminous effect.  I like to focus on a detail of the building that incorporates dramatic lighting and composition. I contrast the hard-edged geometric shapes of the buildings with the organic forms of rugged hillsides in the background or the flowing movement of palm trees. This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Mandy Main

Saguaro II

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

36" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
5 lbs. 10 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.