What the River Says
by Mariella Bisson
September 2 - October 26, 2019
Mariella Bisson is a painter of nature's force and beauty. She makes paintings in mixed media on linen or on wood panel and works on paper in watercolor, collage, printmaking and drawing.
Mariella Bisson’s transformative Artwork brings a viewer to all the places she’s been. Her signature bold compositions and color arrangements can be subtle while compelling. Her highly inventive use of collage brings forth a tactile surface experience reflecting what one might encounter in the forest, such as tree bark or stone. Bisson’s paintings, far more than pictures, are places of calm meditation.
Two monoprints in this show "Following a River" and "What the River Says" were inspired by the poetry of William Stafford, Poet Laureate of Oregon (1975 -1990), from his book "Ask Me"