American Artist Paints Urban Community Garden

American Artist Paints Urban Community Garden

American Artist Paints Urban Community Garden. Erin McGee Ferrell LIVE Paints inner city garden through the seasons. Philadelphia-artist.com Portland, Maine

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Erin McGee Ferrell

Urban Community Garden in May. Portland, Maine

Franklin Street Series 2015

Erin McGee Ferrell

50 x 36 inches

Oil on Hand Stretched Canvas. Museum Width Stretchers.

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American Artist Paints Urban Community Garden

May 19, 2015

“Continuing the Urban Community Garden-  Changing Seasons focus as a part of my 2015 Franklin Street Series.Portland, Maine…emerges Urban Garden in May.  The more I paint at this Urban Garden location, the more I interact and get to know the residents of the low- income housing community. A large percentage of those who approach to watch me paint are African refugees that have recently been relocated to Maine. The garden has not been planted yet, the soil and beds have been tilled and all is ready for the weather to get steadily warm enough. In this new painting I have captured the brilliant lime green and intense sun light of the May Maine morning on the field. Young pear trees are blossoming and vines are warming. My plan for the next painting will be to capture a day in action when the garden is full of residents planting.”

Erin McGee Ferrell. American Artist

Artist Statement 2015
Erin McGee Ferrell is inspired by architecture merging with landscape. The artist notices the spaces of sky and buildings between suspended electrical lines, seeking to paint the moments of sky that occur between the floors of a parking garage. Drawing is the foundation of her work as an artist. McGee Ferrell’s work may scream abstraction, but underneath adheres to visual accuracy and measurement. Addicted to adrenaline, the artist paints in highly public places where she is forced to paint fast and true. Recent work has focused on the merging of urban and coastal architectural structures in Philadelphia and Maine. McGee Ferrell is a natural entrepreneur who is determined to be an influential and important Contemporary American Artist.

Erin McGee Ferrell studied oil painting at Mount Holyoke College, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, University of the Arts Philadelphia, and The University of Louisville, KY. She has studied and created art in Italy and Nigeria. Collectors include TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and professional athlete Kimmo Timonen.
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