Brian Mahieu

poetry of place

Brian Mahieu

poetry of place

Brian Mahieu

poetry of place

Brian Mahieu

poetry of place

Brian Mahieu

poetry of place

His visions have a poignant and sometimes somber “poetry of place” that appeals to the tendency to associate the rhythms of the natural environment with the rhythms of human life.Joan Stack, Ph.D
Curator of Art Collections The State Historical Society of Missouri

I am a plein air oil painter and colorist. Since living in Paris and visiting Giverny in 1987, I have signed my paintings with the date and time of completion in the field. No reworking in the studio. The mood of the landscape has always been of prime importance to me, and twilight paintings have been a focus. I am not concerned with, merely, creating pictures of a scene, rather I am creating aesthetic records of a moment in time and place. I use color and expressive brushwork to recreate the sensations I exerience while immersed in nature. 

Photograph by Tom Harris

Living in the Pacific Northwest I have ample opportnity to experience moody, atmospheric lanscapes that particularly fit my painterly aesthetic. As an avid outdoorsman I have taken up backpacking and have begun a series of large works depicting the magnificent views I have experienced on my hikes—locations that are inaccessible to me with my heavy and unwieldy painting kit. These pieces require a new skill and a new luxury, working in the comfort of a studio, as well as outdoors. I am excited to share my new work with you.

—Brian Mahieu June, 2022

Brian Mahieu has owned or operated five art galleries in his career and has exhibited nationally in New York, Carmel, St Louis, Santa Cruz, Whidbey Island and more. His paintings are in public and private collections throughout the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom and Australia, including the contemporary artist collection of the State Historical Society of Missouri, and the Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri.

Brian Mahieu’s landscapes are stunning and haunting, and they capture the ethereal effects of atmosphere and changing light at twilight. . . . his work speaks to the human condition and universal experiences that viewers from diverse backgrounds can comprehend.Alisa M. Carlson, Ph.D.
Curator of European and American Art, Museum of Art and Archaeology, University of Missouri

Recent Paintings

Avaliable Paintings

White Sun—Jade Sea (Sky Study #2)

White Sun—Jade Sea (Sky Study #2)

plein air oil on linen

20 X 24 inches

Soft Rain At Dusk—Transcendence (Sky Study #3)

Soft Rain At Dusk—Transcendence (Sky Study #3)

plein air oil on linen

20 X 24 inches

Snowy Headland—Dusk (Snowy Ebey’s Landing)

Snowy Headland—Dusk (Snowy Ebey’s Landing)

plein air oil on linen

20 X 30 inches

Pin It on Pinterest