Rick Green Art
Layers and layers of melted wax applied to a wooden canvas and manipulated to create landscapes with deep, rich, beautiful color.
About the Artist
Growing up in Maine I have had easy access to the coast. It is a wonderful place where the sea sculpts the land, and the land guides the water to create scenes which are ancient while remaining new and alive. They are dynamic forces of chaos and order. In my paintings I use those same forces of heat and wind with pigments to create the shapes and colors which we may recognize as a coastline, or any other place where nature's elements work in a destructive and beautiful harmony.
My favorite viewpoint is from the sky. When looking down, you see a snapshot of the struggle where definitions of perspective dissolve, leaving images we attempt to recognize. Is it the edge of a small creek? Or the coast of a large cove? The answer is left to the experience of the viewer.
2014 Big Bad Wax, Mount Dora, FL
2013 Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth, ME
2012 Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth, ME
2011 Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth, ME
2010 Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth, ME
2010 New England Wax @ FAC Exhibition, Fairfield, CT
2010 Mill-ennial Exhibition Saco, ME
2009 Yarmouth First Annual Art Festival, Yarmouth, ME
2008 The Diptych Project: Collaboration in Wax Steamboat Springs, CO
2013 Topographical Landscapes, Cumberland, ME
2011 Maine Charitable Mechanic Association Library, Portland, ME
2009 The Fractal Nature of Minerals and Wax, Stones & Stuff, Portland, ME
2013-Present Yarmouth Frame and Gallery, Yarmouth, ME
2012 Elizabeth Moss Gallery, Falmouth, ME
2011 Bayview Gallery, Local Color 2011, Brunswick, ME
2009 Dan Kany Gallery, Portland, ME
2008 Freeport Square Gallery, Freeport, ME
2012 Small Wonders Art Exhibit, Portland, ME
2012 The Power of Ten: Works in Encaustic, Portsmouth, NH 2008 The Diptych Project:Collaboration in Wax, June Fitzpatrick Gallery Portland, MEBrian Marki Gallery, Portland, OR
GalleryTalk, WMPG.org, Portland, ME, October 2012
Kany, Dan, Saco/Biddeford Biennial Anything But Run of the Mill, Portland Sunday Telegram, June 6, 2010
Scheckel, Tracy Cumberland Artist Rick Green Creates ‘Naratives of Nature’, The Gray and New Gloucester Gazette, May 12, 2009
2011 Cliff Island, Portland, ME
2009 Aerial view of Long Island, New York ; 24” x 30”
2005 Background rendition of Leonardo daVinci’s The Last Supper, Cumberland, ME.