The Creative Experience
Light, movement, and the forces that animate are what draw me into the creative experience. Every painting is a quest to express a certain visual experience, the result of focused attention to the light that reveals color, texture, shape and pattern.
It is a process of unfolding. The abstraction of light & dark shapes build the structure, or what I like to call the mechanism. Rather than what does it look like I am asking myself, ” how does it work?” When the interaction of parts is established, attention can be given to development of surface features.
Somewhere in this evolution process there is a point of recognition that occurs. The painting mirrors back a combination of what is seen merged with a sense of my self. When this occurs there is a glowing burst of energy and the painting comes to life. This is the creative experience, the inspiration that beckons.
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.