Myles Danaher



Artist Statement

The work on this website represents a little over a years worth of thought and labor.
The theme of landscape seems to be one that has been with me my entire life.
Sometimes that has been an intellectual process, sometimes an act of making ethereal musings concrete, at times it has been the blind faith of painting for paintings sake. But it has always been a search to find the tangible relationship of these two things: traditional landscape painting and modernist paintings.
Most of these paintings have a real place involved . “Birches, Yellow and White” is a recognizable spot along my hillside woods in northern Vermont . “ Winter Rail Path” is the railroad fill along the Connecticut River in Hinsdale, New Hampshire. “Sky meets Road” is a rise in the middle of Deer Park Road in Halifax. “Willoughby South View” is a vista that anyone who has ever approached Lake Willoughby from East Burke would recognize . Other paintings such as “Distant Shore” which started as view across Lake Memphremagog have become more intellectual painting about spacial relationships, distance and rhythm of tree trunks. “The shimmering Lake” a wandering into Fauvism .
And finally many of my paintings are simply about the act of creating and my conversation with the paint.

Myles Danaher