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After Dark:
Night Paintings
by Melanie Peter


Night is a poetic time for me. My night paintings imply stories and poems.

In 2009 I began a series of one hundred night paintings of Gainesville at night. Of these, fifty were to be selected to constitute a single work, an image mosaic of Gainesville at night. The series of one hundred, and the image mosaic of fifty, were finished and sold. I’m continuing to paint the mysterious night, and the amazing range of colors of artificial light and the objects in it’s influence. I’m not limiting my subject matter to Gainesville area. I’ve started a series of night portraits and anonymous people in near darkness or in artificial light. I’m also painting plants and trees at night.

-- Melanie Peter