A Painterly Vision~ Walking in Winter
The diminished light and softened atmosphere of winter months presents our eyes with intriguing visual patterns. Lower light intensity blurs edges and subordinates minor details. It is a broader view of the world, one that halts us with emotional impact, widening our eyes and resting the reasoning mind.
I see many scenes like Walking in Winter in the early morning and late afternoon at this time of year. I love the softness and the focus on spots of light that arrest my attention. Walking in Winter is a scene that draws me in by the abstraction first, then the recognition that there is something, a figure walking in a hilly, snow-covered environment second. This to me is the exciting bit of experience that I try to communicate with the viewer.
Melody Phaneuf is an award-winning Boston Artist, well known for her evocative still life, landscape, and portrait paintings. She has exhibited at The National Arts Club in New York City, Galerie Herouet in Paris, and with Art du Monde, in Japan. Her paintings are regularly on view at The Guild of Boston Artists in Boston, Ma; North Shore Arts in Gloucester, Ma; and Patricia Hutton Galleries in Doylestown, Pa.
Phaneuf maintains a studio at Fenway Studios in Boston, where she paints and holds workshops, continuing the Boston School lineage.
Melody The Artist Home, founded with photographer and color specialist, Martha DiMeo, features Phaneuf’s original oil paintings on tumbled marble tile murals and beverage coasters, fine art prints, and handmade note cards.