Continuing her investigation of the ethereal nature of the environment, Bridgette Meinhold’s new show “Among the Trees” at Gallery MAR (Park City, Utah) explores and celebrates the nature of forests and beauty of trees. Inspired by the Mary Oliver poem “When I Am Among The Trees,” Meinhold’s new work expresses her love for the natural world and how we can gain a better understanding of life through the wisdom of trees.
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By slowing down, with appreciation, and simplicity, we too can find our innate goodness within and share that with the world. These new encaustic paintings explore our relationship with the trees in our mountain landscapes. Nestled in an A-frame on Empire Mountain, Meinhold lives and works on her encaustic paintings amongst the trees. Beeswax and resin are the main components of her dreamy process to create stunning masterpieces. The whimsical mountain landscape comes to life in the form of a powder-base milk paint, tucked between layers of wax, encased and preserved forever, just like the perfect day on the mountain is etched in memory.
Meinhold is an active proponent of open space preservation and protection of wild spaces as well as being an avid skier, mountain biker, climber, and hiker. Her time spent outdoors and her love of nature directly translate into her atmospheric landscape paintings.
Invoking “Think globally, act locally” and concerned with the ever increasing threats of climate change, Meinhold and Gallery MAR will be donating to a local tree-planting organization, TreeUtah, to sponsor the planting of new trees in the regions around Park City, Utah.
For more information, visit gallerymar.com.