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Landscape painting is an observation. One usually passes through the landscape without recognizing its' uniqueness, emotion, imagination, or life. Traveling along our chosen path every day, taking what we see for granted, one fails to realize that these images will become important elements in our memories.

Reflecting upon a landscape that I have recently passed through, or recalling one from childhood, provides me with images to paint. These snapshots when melded together may tell a story, create a mood, or recall a memory.

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Rain Starting in Twenty MinutesRain Starting in Twenty Minutes Smoky Study
Study for a work in progress titled "Sleepy Mountains, Energized Daisies". This was insipired by a trip to the Great Smoky Mountains.

Mary Bell Steffen

This painting was just completed in August 2018. It is inspired by a view from my backyard in Little River, South Carolina. The title is "Rain Starting in Twenty Minutes". It will be on exhibit in New York City in October, 2018.