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Above: Painter M-J de Mesterton in April, 2013
M-J de Mesterton attended
M-J's mission statement is devoid of complex terminology: "I use oil almost exclusively, and oil paint comes from rocks." Her compositions are vibrant, and they are moody and nuanced. She harbors a deep fascination with organic structure. "Every color we know comes from the ground below." Her fields of rocks are cold blue arroyos that run toward fading skies, and they are glowing sunlit shapes that combine power and sensuous abandon. M-J creates a voluptuous harmony that is uniquely pleasing.
As a kid M-J loved to travel into the
Some Paintings and Photographs Restored by M-J de Mesterton
Pictured Below: Painter M-J de Mesterton, 2007
"Headlights" Oil on Belgian Linen, 44" X 62", was painted by M-J de Mesterton in 1974-5, while at Cornish School
This rock painting by M-J de Mesterton was on-loan, hanging in the prominent stairwell at Seattle's famed art theater, The Harvard Exit, for a year, circa 1976.
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M-J de Mesterton Copyright 2008
Cave Painting by M-J de Mesterton at 18 West 27th St, NYC, copyright 1981, Courtesy of J. Paul Yafcak, NY, NY