Art by Maggie Grier
Art is not a literal medium, nor should it be; rather, it ought to be affective  that is, concerned with the experience of its viewing and the feelings it provokes rather than rote representation. In my art I strive to capture not a literal landscape but the experience of landscape itself: color, light, movement, and even absence (consider the horizon, the boundary at which the land ceases to be). I consider my starting point, always, to be nature that which is but in the act of painting I transform it into that which is felt.

My process of painting is one of layers; each work is built over the course of weeks as I layer translucently-thin oil paints, pigments, and varnish to create visual depth in a two-dimensional medium.


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 Margaret GrierBirmingham, AL205-401-1719