I've spent my entire life in Maryland and it wasn't until my 30's that I really began diving into our eastern shore and surrounding land. It's our gateway to the ocean and can easily be chalked up to strip malls and fast food. But take your time to explore and you'll find stunning, remote country full of wild landscapes and history especially that of the Underground Railroad and the people who trudged through wetland and backcountry in an attempt to achieve freedom. This is a omage to that part of our little state, the part that we pass on our way to orange crushes and fires on the beach. A part that we lose more and more of each year due to rising waters.
This piece is completely hand-painted. No stencils or tape were used in my pattern work.
6"x 22" (outside frame: 22 3/16" x 6 3/16") gouache & ink on Bristol board; Hole in the barn variation with Jacob's ladder; southern sea oats
framed in a custom black powder coat aluminum gallery frame, UV protected acrylic cover, acid-free foam core backing
Note: This piece is currently on display at the Chesapeake Center for the Arts as part of the "Her Voice, Her Vision" Women's History Month exhibition. If purchased, you will receive your artwork in mid to late April once the exhibition is complete. I will send you a note when I have it in hand and am preparing to ship.
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