Marybeth Flower

ARTIST STATEMENT

Having been raised in the West I have a deep love for the landscapes of the American West. I enjoy roaming around Idaho and neighboring states with my camera creating photographs. I get inspiration from many mid-twentieth century modern artists. I am particularly influenced by: Mark Rothko, Richard Diebenkorn, Barnett Newman, Frank Stella, and Helen Frankenthaler. All of whom are known for creating abstract paintings with intense color. I use a variety of techniques in the camera to create an abstract effect. The more similiar my work is to a painting the happier I am. I refer to my work as painting with the camera. Additionally, my work stretches the definition of what constitutes a photograph. I enjoy showing the world the diversity of the photographic medium.

When I am not shooting with an abstract objective, I strive to make my work tack sharp and a realistic representation of what I see.

I am drawn to color.  I especially like to shoot in the fall and spring as the colors are most vibrant then.  Italy, Ireland and Idaho are my favorite places to photograph.

Directions: Drive on Highway 75 .3 miles north of the Saddle Road stoplight. Turn right at the first street, Clubhouse Road, Make first left at S. Bigwood Drive. 200 is on the left. It is the last house before open space.

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