Whimsical Landscapes

When I'm not painting flowers, I work on fun landscape paintings. I really enjoy this process, which usually begins with very little planning as I follow my intuition the whole way.


Abstract landscape featuring botanical imagery. Pennsylvania artist Mandy Martin has featured the colors blue, teal, and periwinkle in this painting.
"Misty Morning" 12x12in acrylic on canvas

Ideas for these pieces come from my imagination. I spend a lot of time walking our rescue dog, Daisy, through the wooded areas here in Southeast Pennsylvania. Our family also loves to spend time by the water. Whether it's Lake Nockamixon just minutes from our house in Pennsylvania, a trip to the Caribbean islands, or a summer stay on the East Coast, the imagery remains in my subconscious.


Each of these paintings on canvas feature the rhythms of the botanical world, rendered in an abstract manner. Many of them also highlight water in some way, a soothing element in artwork.


Abstract landscape featuring botanical imagery. Pennsylvania artist Mandy Martin has featured the colors blue, teal, green, pink and orange in this painting.
"First Light 2" 8x8in acrylic on canvas

My goal with these paintings is to convey the feeling of being at the beach or by the lake. I want to convey a connection to the natural world, so expressive strokes are used to capture the way clouds are swept across a windy sky, or the way trees march along the edge of a lake.


The joy of this process is getting the painting to the magic moment when all the elements are balanced and the memory of a place is conveyed. Whimsy and playfulness in the mark making are deliberate and meant to convey the carefree feeling of a holiday.


Many of these pieces can be found on the Landscapes page of my online shop. Enjoy!



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