Marty Maehr’s resplendent, rainbow-tinted oil paintings are illuminated from within with a relish for simplicity and the power of color. A dynamic treatment of space is Maehr’s signature; sometimes he uses it to express an abstract concept in glorious, peeling swirls, and at other times he applies it to a specific image, slimming it down and turning it into a glowing puzzle of shapes. The artist often incorporates narrative into his paintings, sparking the audience’s imagination at the same time as he delights our vision.
Maehr’s compositions are cohesive and balanced, lending to an overall impression of synchronicity. What results are paintings that are grounded yet ultimately liberating, reflective of the solidity of the universal oneness of humanity and also the freedom this collective tapestry gives us to be our own unique selves. This is art at its inspiring best, brimming with life, energy and possibility.