Inspired by the beauty of her New England home, Jeanne O’Toole Hayman’s paintings are a dynamic celebration of nature and of light. My imagery is largely drawn from the natural world. In all instances, I layer my paint in an effort to capture the eternal birth, aggregation and decay of natural and human elements over time. What we see has existed forever but is always changing, always evolving. I try to capture the ongoing process of birth, growth, decay, and rebirth. Whether the idea is the wearing away of rocky coasts by the endless movement of the sea or the ancient fertility figures that symbolize the birth and evolution of mankind, the idea remains constant.

I find the way to the idea through the process of painting itself. The energy of brush strokes and palette knife, inform and reform the marks.

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