North Country Shores
Through years of study and exploration, Stephen Lyman discovered his calling: to paint the wilderness with passion and commitment. Through his paintings you, too, can travel deep into the woods, find serenity at the water’s edge and feel completely at home in the wild. “North Country Shores,” part of a series the artist referred to as “light in the wilderness,” embodies three of his favorite landscape subjects: water, light and wildlife. “The strong wind is coming off the lake right into your face, so you can imagine yourself standing there, your hair blowing back, being washed over by all this light, beauty and freshness,” said the artist. “The whole feeling I wanted to paint was golden, fresh, pristine, windblown purity.” Clear, cold and suffused with golden light, this spectacular, late winter afternoon vista is accented by the bald eagle poised in flight with a fresh catch in its claws.