Art Treatise: Capturing A Place and Time

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art treatise capturing a place and time Phil Meade’s paintings include some Wrightsville Beach scenes now gone By Cindy Ramsey INSTRUMENTAL MUSIC plays softly in a small sunlit studio inside artist Phil Meade’s Leland home. Morning rays stream inside a single window, filtering through translucent pastel vases, bounc-ing shapes and shadows off the water inside. Except for the water, the vases sit empty on the table, but they will be filled with colorful, fresh-cut flowers when replicated in oil on canvas — the current work in progress. Florals are Meade’s present project, but he will move on to other favorite subjects when his muse and mood change. The variety of subject matter keeps him fresh and his work at its best, he explains. “I paint in a series based on my mood,” Meade says. The music sets the tone as Meade seeks to create paintings that will touch someone in a special way. His goal is to capture a moment in time — the shapes, shadows, colors and details that add life and mood. He wants his paintings to speak to the observer and stir emotions within. With that goal in mind, Meade loves to paint the entrance to the beach, that sandy path between the dunes leading to an awe-inspiring view of the ocean. photo of phil meade Windswept, 24 x 36 inches, oil on canvas. 56 WBM june 2016


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