We just wrapped up a new book on Dahlov Ipcar’s art. “She paints animals,” I thought when we first began. Now, at the end, I can only say, “Wow!” She doesn’t just paint animals, she brings them to life in her signature style.
Her colors are not anything you’ll see in nature, but they work and work well, the colors and patterns so intense the images seem to almost vibrate.
For a preview, check out this clip of Dahlov and her work from the Maine Masters Series. Of course, having spent more than seventy years painting in Maine, and still painting nearly every day, Dahlov has become much more than a Maine master, she is a state treasure, and it was a joy to put this book together.I only wish I’d had the opportunity—like the author, Carl Little—to work closely with Dahlov, but, like you, I’ll have to settle for turning the pages. One of my favorite pieces is the lithograph, Striped Rider—you’ll have to buy the book to see it. It’s coming in June.
This video below is a trailer for a film made for the Union of Maine Visual Artist's Maine Masters Project about Dahlov Ipcar and her art. To learn more about Maine Masters and order the video check out their website.
Associate Editor, Books