This painting of the landmark Palm Springs Saguaro Hotel uses traditional techniques to interpret a contemporary subject.  The focus is on a dramatic angle of the paneled exterior and the geometric patterns created by extreme highlights and shadows and a rainbow of tropical colors.  The hard-edged lines of the iconic architecture contrast with the organic forms of the luminous clouds and the flowing palm trees.  This painting is on gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang.

- Mandy Main

Saguaro III

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

48" h x 36" w x 1.5" d
7 lbs. 0 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.