Armstrong divides her time between Georgetown, Maine and Newton, Massachusetts, and she has shown her work at The Orsman Gallery at Smith College, The Portland Museum of Art, and The Maine Center for Contemporary Art, among other places.
She recently talked with CBSBoston about her art, her new show, and what inspires her.
CBSBoston : How would you describe your aesthetic? Mary Armstrong: Less is more. I edit rigorously for the essentials. Color moves the air and eye. Form holds the shape and weight and articulates the space. The evidence of the human hand/touch is essential and arresting. Aesthetic arrest is when you vanish into the painting—the self goes and you desire to consume and be consumed by the work.
CBSBoston : What goes into a typical painting? MA: Time, wax oil, sweat, fear, surprise, love "
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