Ethan Lima Musings and Landscapes

ON EXHIBIT: March 28, 2018 –April 22, 2018

ARTIST'S RECEPTION: March 31, 2018 3:00pm – 5:00pm

An exploration of the subtle changes of nature through a series of oil paintings and sketches of the lengthy expanse of the seacoast of New England.

Tidal Pool - Acadia National Park
Oil on Canvas

About the Artist:
Ethan Lima, a native of Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, is a 1991 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art, where he received his BFA in studio art. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Art Education from the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth. During this time, he produced a body of work spanning two years which became his visual thesis, “Observations and Landscapes.” This show was featured in at the Marion Art Center in Marion, Massachusetts. The show included some twenty works executed in the mediums of oil on canvas and paper, and large works of charcoal on paper. The show received a glowing review by David B. Boyce in the Standard Times. "Marion exhibit demonstrates Lima’s' artistic mastery of landscape."

Artist Statement:
“This work reflects my investigation of nature and my experiences within it. I like to explore the subtle changes of nature through a series of oil paintings and sketches all done on location. Larger works are studio paintings that take on a life of their own after other smaller studies. The natural landscape as a subject has been at the forefront of my art for many years. The lengthy expanse of the seacoast of New England offers endless journeys for an artist. Growing up with the ocean out the front door and salt marshes out the back, my love of these areas has been with me ever since I can remember. I choose these places because I hold a deep appreciation for what they offer.

To observe the ever changing moods of an ocean scene, and to look out over wind groomed marsh grasses and winding channels of water is meditative. These places have a calming simplicity, but also within them there is a complexity that is elusive. I often return to the same area at different times of day and different times of season. As I observe, these complex relationships slowly reveal themselves-but offer only a glimpse as they dance, shift, and blend. The locations I choose are very much a part of my life, and for me they are always a source of inspiration and reflection; the timeless quality of these locations is a natural choice for me.” (Ethan Lima)


 Low Tide Rocks
Oil on Canvas


Marsh-Lifting Fog
Oil on Canvas

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