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Artist’s Statement

Lori McNee

“I would like to paint the way a bird sings”

My broad spectrum of work includes still life, landscape and plein air painting. In still life I am able to create my own small universe. These elegant arrangements are a juxtaposition of nature-made and man-made objects and most always include birds. Often metaphorical paintings, they echo the delicate balance between nature and man.

The great master artists such as the Dutch and Flemish painters, American painters like Innes, Twachtman and Ranger have influenced my work, as well as modern painters, Rothko, Graves, Bateman, and Myers – to name a few.

Whether it be a landscape or still life painting, I respond to the effects of color, light or atmosphere on the subject. Much of what I paint is connected to my past.

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