Nina Jerome

Maine Painter

Land Marks

While the point of view of my landscape is usually from the ground, recent work has focused on the land as seen from above. I believe that our developed environment reflects our ideas, priorities, activities, and patterns of living, and, nowhere is that more apparent than from the air. In painting aerial views I document the structure of a specific place at a certain moment in time as it reflects years of growth and layer, upon layer of construction. It records my awareness of how we have designed our spaces and shifted the quality of the land away from its original natural state.

Descent Into Newark
Descent into Newark, 24 x 54 in., oil on linen, 2011
Descent into Newark Studies
Descent into Newark, Studies, 48 x 54 in. charcoal, 2011
Hudson River Passage
Hudson River Passage, 24 x 18 in. oil on linen, 2011
Hudson River Passage, Study
Hudson River Passage, Study, 35 x 23 in., charcoal, 2011
Manhattan Light
Manhattan Light, 12 x 12 in., oil on linen, 2012
Meadowlands, 30 x 36 in. oil on canvas, 2012
Turnpike Exit 14A
Turnpike Exit 14A, 12 x 12 in., oil on linen, 2012
Turnpike, 30 x 30 in., oil on linen, 2012
Intersections, 30 x 30 in., oil on linen, 2012
Port Elizabeth
Port Elizabeth, 12 x 12 in., oil on linen, 2012