These original Alison Dibble paintings have found homes from Maine to Hawai’i, Montreal to British Columbia, and in Mainland China. Commissions may be available, contact the artist if you wish to discuss this. Thank you for looking. Copyright 2018 Alison C. Dibble.
MAINE LANDSCAPES and SEASCAPES
I like to paint rapidly in the open air, following in the footsteps of the French Impressionists. I must make decisions quickly while I try to capture an energy and spontaneity that can’t so easily be conveyed in a studio painting. These are Maine scenes.
I try to find a unique aspect to each individual within its species, and to tell a little story about the struggles that animal might face, and its resilience. A few of these are from my own photos (e.g., bees, moose), others are from studying photos by other artists, then putting those aside and designing my own image.
Painting a still life can be like a meditation. There’s a risk that the finished painting might be more of a dispassionate description than a journey to the heart. I see my task as identifying an emotion, and conveying that emotion in the scene.
Interior landscapes have a potential to transport me into a separate world of imagination and story. I am capturing a little slice of life, but it is not necessarily real, there is a separation from the day-to-day that I want to exploit. The painting might suggest a completely different story to the viewer, and that’s fine. Each person’s story is unique, anyway. But some central themes might emerge in the paintings of interiors, like curiosity, pursuit of knowledge, service to a greater good. I might be able to suggest secrets, such as hints of something going on just out of the frame, that could increase the pleasure of dwelling for a time in front of that painting.