Wendy Caldwell Maloney Artist in Buffalo, NY

Why do I paint?

So why do I paint? Why don’t I just take photographs? I do, in fact, take photographs, I take them by the dozens, by the hundreds, and I take them for lots of different reasons; I take them because something I see is so profoundly beautiful, I want to save it, to savor it, to remember more of it than my eye can possibly take in, in the moment. I also use the camera to be selective: when there is so much to look at, so many details to remember, my mind’s eye needs to reduce the playing field – it needs to zoom in, get close to what speaks to me.

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