An uplifting, light-filled contemporary landscape that combines old world realism with a modern aesthetic. Clouds sweep dramatically across a violet blue sky above the alternating highlights and deep shadows of the landscape below. The main focus is on the clouds, while all is calm on the ground, which is stark yet serene. Exaggerated atmospheric perspective pulls the viewer deep into the horizon and then upward into the expansive sky.

This piece is on a gallery wrapped canvas with finished black edges. It comes ready to hang. 

- Mandy Main

Aerial Dramatics IX

Oil painting on stretched canvas

Signed on front and back

16" h x 40" w x 1.5" d
3 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.