Winter

BRIAN MAHIEU
poetry of place ~

Brian Mahieu has a strong emotional attachment to winter. He visits his favorite grove of cottonwood trees again and again, extracting something different from it every time. It's a very private experience for him. Of - Snowy Sunset, Cottonwoods - he said,

If you want to know me, this painting is me. It comes from such a deep place in my heart—the craggy, broken foreground, the warmth and softness of the, nearly inaccessible, trees on the horizon, lapis hills gleaming in the far distance and a hint of color at the horizon's eaves as light and warmth drain away. Emptiness and hope.

Lemon Sunset, Snowy Field
—Private Collection
Spring Is Coming, Auxvasse Creek Levee
—Private Collection
Expression Sunset II
—Private Collection
Winter Wheat Rainy Day
Winter Wheat Rainy Day
—Private Collection
Snowstorm At Dusk
Snowstorm At Dusk
—Private Collection
Cold Agate River, Green Opal Sky, St Aubert’s Island-- Private Collection
Cold Agate River, Green Opal Sky, St Aubert’s Island
—Private Collection
GreenOpalSunset
Green Opal Sunset, St Aubert’s Island
—Private Collection
Opalescent Dusk, Cottonwood Grove
Opalescent Dusk, Cottonwood Grove
—Permanent collection Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri
Moonrise, Owl's Flight
—Private Collection
Winter Wheat—Flooded Swale I
Winter Wheat, Flooded Swale I
—Private Collection
Winter Wheat, Flooded Swale II
—Private Collection
Fourteen Degree Sunset, Flooded Swale IV
—Permanent collection Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri
Snowfall at Dusk, Cottonwood Grove
—Permanent collection Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri
Snowy Sunset, Cottonwoods, Flooded Swale III
—Permanent collection Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri
Winter Sunset Looking North, Cottonwood Grove
—State Historical Society of Missouri, Contemporary Artists Collection
First Snowfall Cottonwood Grove
First Snowfall Cottonwood Grove
—Private Collection
Floodwaters at Sunset, Levee
—Private Collection
Snowy Riverbank, St Aubert’s Island
—Private Collection
Western Red Cedars
—Private Collection