rebecca meloy

  • Punkaharju Central Finland Oil on canvas
  • Yew Street Pond Bellingham, Washington Oil on canvas
  • Birch / Clouds Alajarvi, Finland Soft Pastel
  • Field Edison, Washington Oil on canvas
  • Urban Tree / Lilac Finland Oil on canvas
  • Ditch / Farm Conway, Washington Pastel
  • Slough / Tree Skagit County, Washington Linoleum Print
  • Winter Chuckanut Tree Blanchard, Washington Linoleum Print
  • Beach Pine Pacific Ocean, Oregon Linoleum Print
  • Clear Cut Forest Olympic Forest, Washington Linoleum Print

“My art evolves around land and trees — maybe because as a child that is where I found centering protection.

Having a strong bond with nature, as an adult I came to realize that I become overwrought when destruction is brought to the environment. Only in 1995, after many years of painting abstract ‘Diary Pages’, the land I love emerged through a gouache painting of an orchard titled ‘Healing Life’. Prior to this change of imagery, I had also been very active attending hearings about wetland filling, water pollution, and jet noise and had co-founded a collaborative local environmental newspaper.

Today, my decisions in using the imagery I select are spontaneous. Frequently it is the quality of light, air, or movement from wind that pulls me into the plein air art-making process. Doing so, I use hand-pulled linoleum printing, soft-pastel drawing, and oil painting.

Recording observations and expressing feelings through hand tools and color is integral to my life. Maybe this process is about working through chaos to calm. I do know that new understanding awakens.”

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    • 2431 Lafayette Street
    • Bellingham WA 98225
    • 3607347186

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