Artist Erika Manning grew up in Maine and promptly left as soon as she graduated high school, professing she would never return. At this writing, she has been here for twenty-five years. “I kind of flirt with wanting to travel and live somewhere else. However, the pull of this amazing place has kept me here,”… Read more »
Sea glass hunting is my favorite of all themes. The way nature recreates, for a second time, the color within the glass, discarded by humans and reworked by nature. Of course, they are also laced with happy memories of “the find” on some random beach as I stroll at peace with time and the environment around me.
“It’s purely about the real estate size of the canvas or panel. The larger I go, the more freedom it allows me to experiment,” says Baltz. “I also become more expressive with a brushstroke or using a palette knife or a scrapper when I am working large.”