about the artist
Madeline started her art career as a little girl selling comics to her family members for 25 cents.
No one told her to stop, so today, she has an art studio at The Cheshire Union, where she also manages the gift shop and gallery.
Madeline received her BFA at Nazareth College in 2018 and has since worked for several individual artists and organizations such as Albert Paley, Laura Wilder, The New York State Summer School of the Arts, The Print Club of Rochester and The Ontario County Arts Council.
My goal as an artist is to create work that speaks to what it means to be human. I take what I observe in the natural landscape and what I feel in the surreal dreamscape and merge them together.
My primary mediums are oils, traditional printmaking and mixed media.
I work en plein air (on location) and in the studio. Thanks to the generous donation of a stranger, I have a travel etching press which I use for plein air printmaking.
Whenever possible, I like to use up all my scraps. For example, when printmaking I save the prints I don't like, blend them up and make new paper to print on again. The miniatures I’ve painted or printed are made from the trimmings of larger papers.