Lindsay McNally does not take the path that many artists take, that of trying to capture the world in as realistic a manner as possible. Instead McNally takes the road less traveled and attempts with each work to capture the feeling and emotion that emerges from the world, and in particular, from nature. Like the great impressionists before her, this young but mature artist from Chattanooga, Tennessee spends her time at the easel capturing the mood of the landscape and shapes it into a beautiful vibrant picture that does not truly exist in reality but in the space between the environment and the viewer, the place where the magic happens and energy connects. Lindsay McNally has also merged more modern influences into her impressionist works, injecting large sections of a single color or playing on solitary shapes. Also, she does all this with a very much appreciated use of vibrant and eye popping color that serves as the glue for combining all of the unique elements she puts into her art.
McNally was born in Birmingham, Alabama. She had a grandfather artist whose work helped inspire her to start painting at a very young age. Her work was shown at various fairs and festivals and by the time she was in high school, she was in the Fine Arts Guild and had her work hanging in galleries and businesses. After high school, the talented artist ventured into studies at UT Chattanooga and soon appeared on television station WRCBTV's "3 Plus You" and was chosen for the RAW Artists Exhibit in Nashville, Tennessee.
There is something soothing about McNally's work and it may be because of her approach to painting. Her motto is, "Empty yourself and let the universe fill you." When she paints, she focuses on having a relaxed state of mind and letting nature inspire her to create something peaceful, something that captures the beauty of the moment and allows her to paint her interpretation of paradise. She is gifted with more than unique talent, Lindsay McNally is an artist with clear cut direction of where she wants to go, what she wants to paint, and that resolution transfers itself into each of her emotionally moving pieces. Take the much needed step from your current course and explore this artist's paint splattered, nature infused path for just a few moments; enough to connect with beautiful landscapes and breathe in a moment of time that may have passed too quickly for most of us, but which Lindsay McNally captured for us so skillfully.
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