“The Latin phrase, Tempus fugit, is interpreted as time flies,” shares artist Craig Mooney. “I have been thinking about it a lot lately and the ephemeral nature of life. There are a few of my paintings that truly grasp that idea.”
Mooney’s version of Tempus Fugit is personified as a solitary female figure gazing through a window.
“For most of my career, I have tried to make paintings that capture the essence of the passage of time,” he says. “Whether it’s a dramatic sky or a figurative piece, both reflective and contemplative.”
For Mooney, the choice of brushwork is always a conscious one. The brushwork in some of his works for this show is very tight. There is a high level of detail—much more than he usually does. Such as in Tempus Fugit.
Again, Mooney’s 2023 Solo Show runs through Thursday, August 2. The Gallery at the Grand on Maine Art Hill can be found at 1 Chase Hill Road and is open from 10 AM to 6 PM daily. FMI visit www.maine-art.com or call 207-967-2803.
To read more about Craig’s process and past – Craig Mooney – Artist Insights.
To see Craig’s entire collection – Craig Mooney – Artist Page.