Artist Favorites

Artist  Favorites

Henrik Ibsen first said "A thousand words leave not the same impression as does a single deed." After his death in 1906, the phrase was paraphrased to "a picture paints a thousand words..."
My favorite paintings here capture all those words...and more!  Enjoy.


Jesus is in Your Boat 
July 2020

My imagination was truly inspired by the request of a local church elder to paint Jesus calming the waters during tumultuous times, such as those that so many people in the world have experienced this year. Four sketches, MANY hours, the opportunity to give credit to God, and the elder's very pleased reception of the finished work, all prompted my own thrilling "over the top" personal happiness and feeling that this is my best theme piece.          ---  GBM


Stephanie's Dog   
December 2018

"Happiness is anyone or anything at all loved by you."

                                      -- Charles Schultz


Mary Edwards's Bear   
July 2019

"From every point on earth, we are equally near to heaven and the infinite."

                                     -- Henri Amiel


Two Orioles
July 2018

"Even the smallest of creatures carries a sun in his eyes."     



Roxy the Spacedog
April 2018

 "All that we love deeply becomes a part of us."

                                             --Helen Keller


Shrimp Boat
March 2020

"A ship should not ride on a single anchor, nor should life on a single hope."                                 -- Epictetus


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Spring Hill Farm  

March 2020

"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us, or we will find it not." 

                       -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Plein Air;   UConn-Storrs, CT   w/Shauna Shane


January 2018

"Beauty is in the eye of the beholder."

                                  -- Confucius

Being a newbie, I gathered some props, and what stood out to me was that moonshine jug!


Thistles #3
January 2018

"Beauty seen is never lost."   -- John Greenleaf Whittier


Roxy at Salmon Brook

June 2018

"The heart has it's own memory, like the mind, and in it are enshrined the precious keepsakes."    --  Longfellow

RIP, Roxy...the "best dog ever."


Low Tide in Nova Scotia
October  2020

"Time and tide wait for no man."

                                                    -- St. Marher  1225 



Bigelow Hollow
December 2019

"In the midst of winter, I learned there was in me an invincible summer."                              -- Albert Camus

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©2020 by George Mattingly.