In New York I jumped at a chance to see Meredith Pardue's show Nova, Supernova at Kathryn Markel Fine Arts. I tell you I did not want to leave that gallery, but to stay, surrounded by her paintings. That's the feeling I get sometime with flowers and certain landscapes (I really felt it in New Mexico) and the ocean. I want to inhabit, really inhabit that space, let the leaves, petals, water, pink hills, colors, become part of who I am.
I have admired her painting via the internet, and expected it to be more watery, but they are actually quite textured. You can see a short vimeo of her working here.