rocked by water

rocked by waterThis is a solo exhibition of encaustic paintings by Mary Ellen Chapman. This collection offers wide angle horizons combined with exaggerated close ups of Lake Huron waterscapes. Although inspired by specific studies from The Fishing Islands, these coastal images can remind one of shores from the Canadian Maritimes to the Carribean.

Mary Ellen paints from photographs that investigate the colours and textures of water hovering over rocks: ever changing with the shifting weather patterns.

What is fascinating about this pigment-embedded-in-wax technique is that, even after studying these paintings for long periods of time, the viewer can discover new revelations with each perusal. These are paintings that continue to provide riches for a lifetime of looking.

rocked by water is exhibiting at the Williams Mill Gallery from April 21-25, 2010. Open noon to 5 pm. Opening reception with the artist will be Saturday April 24th, 7 to 9 pm. For gallery location and blog go to

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