Studio Thirteen: Bridgehead, 131 beechwood
Nicole McGrath, En-Plein-Air Oil Paintings
“I’m eager to paint where my co-habitants live, because all depend on a natural place to survive. Nature paints itself and asks to be witnessed, understood and befriended for its survival. This is where we see what our eyes were created to see, breathe what we are meant to breathe, and know what we need to survive.
Paintings created en-plein-air in the Frontenac Arch, around the Great Lakes, in the Peruvian Jungle of San Martin Province, in the Cordillera Escalera, help me know these destinations of boreal migratory birds. Studio work themes are of activists and places at risk, especially forests and watersheds. With good quality oil paints and pencils, little or no chemical is used. After all I am here, part of nature, as a co-habitant.”