Mattina Blue is a painter, designer and educator. Her work stands on nearly three decades of dedication to photographic and meditational practices. Her gestural paintings are bold, colorful, and highly personal. Circles and squares, relics from a career of photographic framing, invite form and color to interact with simultaneous volatility and grace. Each calligraphic painting is a composition of lyrical shapes akin to a long-exposure photograph, a physical record of a playful practice. Her fascination with the bleed and flow of the paint pulls her into the unknown, leaving a tangible reflection of improvisation and self-discovery. An insatiable traveler with a great love for the sea, Mattina spends much of each year teaching creative watercolor painting aboard ships. She lives in a reconstructed barn on the coast of Maine.