?Painting Edges? is a series of acrylic paintings on paper based on my landscape paintings on canvas. My landscape paintings continue around the edges of wrapped canvases; I noticed that when lined up the edges of the paintings make a new abstract landscape. I started duplicating the painting of the edge of the canvas side by side on paper as I painted each piece. The new piece makes an abstract landscape and documents my work. Each piece reflects the mood, color, location of my work during a period as it represents many individual paintings.
The subjects for my paintings come from having lived in Maine all my life and knowing intimately our everyday palaces and in the last several years my painting travels all around Maine and New Brunswick, Canada. I bring my vision and experience of the place to the viewer and I hope these works make one reconsider the everyday as a painting. ?Painting Edges? takes these traditional landscape paintings a step further into the abstract, but pulls us back with sky, horizon, earth, and water.