Nature: Captured

…dotted by Meghann
Lunder was commissioned by MGH and now resides in the Neurology Department's lobby

Lunder was commissioned by MGH and now resides in the Neurology Department's lobby

One of the most surprising things I’ve learned about Dorchester since moving here is that it is a mecca for artists of all kinds. In the past two years  I’ve met a multitude of successful photographers, painters, designers, woodworkers, architects, stylists, writers…you name it, they’re here.

One such person is painter Patricia Burson. Her work is — in a word (ok two) — absolutely stunning.

She captures light so beautifully that the play of sun and shadow literally seems to skip across the canvas. Her trees,  often painted from the perspective of one standing at the trunk base looking up,  encompass a lovely duality: they are at once inert and full of movement.  Drawn with uncluttered, confident strokes that could practically stand on their own, folded together they read as a precisely-rendered whole.

Pitch Pine, 36" x 48"

Pitch Pine, 36" x 48"

Schoodic #3, 60" x 40"

Schoodic #3, 60" x 40"

Pat Burson working on Dawn Birches, now installed at a NH law firm

Pat Burson working on Dawn Birches, now installed at a NH law firm

But I have to say that my personal favorites are her landscapes. Whether they are the ones that she’s done of  the dunes of Provincetown or of a winter river…

C-Scape, 36" x 48"

C-Scape, 36" x 48"

Dryad Naiad, 40"x 60"

Dryad Naiad, 40"x 60"

Big South Pools, 40"x 30"

Big South Pools, 40"x 30"

North Pools #1, 18"x 20"

North Pools #1, 18"x 20"

…I am  immediately drawn into the calming quiet that seems to saturate each  one.

 

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2 thoughts on “Nature: Captured

  1. Pat

    Hey Meghann, I just now found the post – what a thoughtful, delightful writer, and thanks for saying all those nice things!

    Reply

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