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"Land as Still Life"

Biography

ABOUT THE ARTIST

Lane graduated from Boston University and did her graduate work at Tufts University.  She furthered her painting studies at Maine College of Art and studied privately for four years with Boston painter David Fullam. Lane has also used art as therapy with multiple at-risk populations in Maine and Massachusetts.

She was artist in residence for the Kittery, Maine school system and has taught painting to adults and children from her Maine and Massachusetts studios for decades. Williamson has exhibited at galleries in Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. Her work is held in private, academic, and corporate collections.

ABOUT THE WORK

"I am seeking the bridge that leads from the visible to the invisible, and that bridge is in nature's world. In my work, the stark orderliness of nature is collapsed and made chaotic by imagined time and elements. Earth's nuanced marks: a tide pool's form repeated quite perfectly twice daily, the configuration of rocks at the water's edge moved nearly the same ten feet left then twelve feet right with each tide, rain in a bog and the uninhibited wetness of spring in the wetlands."

"I am careful with structural issues; so is nature. Masses are far more than objects in a plane and deep space partners its own story with elements right at your feet. Something need not be unknown to be endlessly mysterious. And, in all of it, reflections, cast shadows, the play of light, I, like nature, expose my own core values."

FROM A COLLECTOR

"If you’re looking for paintings of cheerful scenery and pretty landscapes, look elsewhere. Lane Williamson doesn’t sugarcoat nature. But if you want to feel what it’s like to walk into a darkling wood… along a kelp-strewn shoreline at low tide on a cloudy day…across a spring-green patch of grass rimmed with shimmering white birches—those are her subjects, and her inspiration."

"In some oil paintings, her palette is muted and you can't see the brush strokes—the surface is smooth, and the air is calm. In others, vivid colors are boldly smeared on the canvas, and the air is charged. Some paintings are somber—nature’s lighting that day was heavy cloud cover. But many are illuminated—by a shard of sunlight hitting a shady grove of pines… or a patch of lichen that brightens a wild clearing."


"Though you may not see the sun, it is reflected in a tidal pool, or hidden behind a backlit tree. Studying her work, you will recognize her intimacy with nature. The work invites you to walk along and share her connection with the natural world that surrounds us all.”

-Susan Nash, Newbury, Ma.