Maren Kallas - Paintings on Archetectural Antique Ceiling Tiles
I paint on the remains of earlier times. These relics still have a resonance and I further imbue each one with a painted landscape, image, or mood. Adherence to a metal or glass surface requires that I use enamel-based paints.
I create each landscape on-location in plein air style. I am channeling the landscape, rather than rendering it. Each painting is like a visual time-stamp of the space in which it was created. I do not further adjust it back in the studio, for when the light is gone, the work is done.
I also work with inspirations from the feminine and the esoteric: Botanical studies, mystical imagery, and color harmonies.