To Dance with Light and Energy ... Eline Barclay and Brian Emerson believe in capturing the true essence of a sunrise, sunset .. the mood of the ocean and movement of the tides. Being in touch with nature and sharing their experiences with others through their work is what stimulates and inspires these accomplished artists.
"Here on the Maine Coast I live inside my paintings. I am surrounded by a tidal marsh, providing me with a daily visual lexicon of inspirational subject matter. The colors of weather - the Maine light - the violence of storms with heavy air and dark skies - the foggy mists and soft glows; all evoke feelings of awe as well as peacefulness. There is also a mood of elegy in my work, brought on by the growing threats to the fragile ecosystems of the coastal wetlands." Eline Barclay
"I recently rushed to an opening in the trees to catch a sunset. I'm always surprised at how fast it falls once it hits the horizon. I love these moments and as a painter; I always try to look twice; once to appreciate, and again to capture. The light and energy at dusk and dawn are always my favorite for it's exaggerated shadows and colors! I do my best in my own way to render it and myself justice.. My hope is to give an angle or perspective possibly not taken by the viewer so as to inspire or at least help them see it in another way. If all else fails, at least I had fun." Brian Emerson