Nina Jerome

Maine Painter

From the Kayak

Water surface interests me for its spatial complexity and visual contrast. The kayak leads me away from the familiar shoreline to a less stable surface, one that buoys, moves, and reflects. It allows a lower visual perspective of permanent, familiar landmarks, and up-close observation of the rising and falling tide while suspended between horizon and shore, between sky and ocean bottom. I am attracted to ideas of opposition, the contrast between the solidity and permanence of rock, and the fluidity and movement of the water.

Sparrow Island at Dawn
Sparrow Island at Dawn, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Sparrow Morning
Sparrow Morning, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Near the Shore
From the Kayak, Near the Shore, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 36 in.
From Goose Island
From Goose Island, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Kayak Erratic
Kayak Erratic, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 20 in.
In the Cove
In the Cove, Oil on Canvas, 20 x 32 in.
Place of Solitude
Place of Solitude, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 in.
Backlit Brilliance
Backlit Brilliance, Oil on Canvas, 24 x 24 in.
Bewtween Sawyer and Goose
Between Sawyer and Goose, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 in.
Doyle Island
Doyle Island, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30 in.
Beyond the Cove
Beyond the Cove, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 in.
Hardwood Island
Hardwood Island Ledges, 8 x 8 in.
Sea Markers
Sea Markers, Duck Ledges, Oil on Canvas, 8 x 10 in.
Sea Markers, Wahoa Bay
Sea Markers, Wahoa Bay, Oil on Canvas, 12 x 12 in.
Fog Markers 2
Fog Markers 2, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 16 in.
Fog Markers 4
Fog Markers 4, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 40 in.