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MJ Dowling

MJ Dowling

I’m really excited to create art which is inspired by our natural environment, specifically highlighting the contrast between water and land. I live in a maritime community and experience the allure and the power of the ocean daily. Its beauty and intrinsic value cannot be understated. My art seeks to highlight the need for a balanced design approach which protects our oceans and natural waterways through sustainable development. My abstract aerial coastal paintings explore the relationship between the built and natural environments. I contrast the structure of the built environment with the fluidity of natural spaces through the use of color, topography, waypoints, patterns and shapes. By merging these elements through a unique pallet knife technique, my paintings depict a new approach to capturing the “spirit” of a place.