Wetlands is an original acrylic landscape painting by Michigan artist, Mark Mehaffey.
A bright, sunny, cloudless day will be altogether different from a cloudy day. Mark paints at different times during the day for the quality of the light and mood of the painting.
During the time that Mark has been painting (over fifty years) his interest in the act of painting has never waned. However, the content of his work and technical abilities are constantly evolving. This state of change is something that all artists embrace. It is through challenge that growth occurs. To be timid, safe, complacent or overly satisfied does not push the boundaries of creativity.
As tangents occur in this artist’s life, they also occur in his work. Mr. Mehaffey allows the freedom to follow these tangents. He finds himself dreaming of mists, clouds, rain and water. The brush seems to take on a life of its own as Mark expresses the feeling of a summer storm or fishing in the shallows.
Art is a communication – a dialogue between artist and viewer. It is my hope to open and maintain that dialog. And I hope the viewer will be as involved as I am.”