Growing Anticipation

Theme of Nature

The simple expression for the complex thought is what I strive for, not to be grandiose but intimate and human. Maria Maneos

Avoiding representation literally in this group of paintings allows for greater clarity in the meaning behind the work. A degree of ambiguity rouses a sense of familiarity without presenting a specific location, for the theme of nature is only a vehicle, by trying to present a visual dialogue that everyone can relate to, but not identify with in the same way.


 Theme of Nature

The paintings are meant to provoke the thrill of having your imagination set in motion; to search the mind’s memory or visual vocabulary for an identifiable thought individual for each viewer. I am striving to evoke the sounds of crashing waves against the shore line, the wind blowing, the sound of thunder rumbling in the distance, or whatever it may be that the work induces. 

 

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