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Larinda Meade

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Artist Statement

My work revolves around the exploration of Maine and New England landscapes. Landscape has always been my home in art—the play of light and dark, the vastness of the coast and inner waterways, and the rolling hills and mountains. My practice is to walk, draw, photograph my environs—and then begin creating a print from the sketches.

The making of the mark is visceral and I want the viewer to incorporate the marks into their experience of viewing my prints. I work at describing the landscape that is home to me and use the printmaking tools of layering, textures and darks and lights to create the image. I have chosen to work with aquatints, dry point and line etching for the printmaking language.

Brief Bio

Larinda Meade lives and works in Portland, Maine. A studio arts major graduating from SUNY Potsdam, she has worked in education as an art teacher and adult educator and administrator. She has served as Co-President of Peregrine Press and the Exhibitions Committee at Zea Mays Printmaking, MA. Larinda’s work has been shown throughout Maine and New England including Sanford Gallery, Florence MA, Mercy Gallery, Windsor, CT, Washington Printmakers, Washington DC, University of New England, Portland, ME, D’Amour Museum of Fine Arts, Springfield, MA, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell ME, School of Art Galley, Aberystwyth University, Wales, and Lorg Fine Art Printmakers Workshop and Gallery, Galway, Ireland among others.