About the Artist
Pollien's current work uses meticulous observation of plant life to describe a specific moment of weather, light, and season in the natural world. This results in a chaotic image, filled with textures and shapes described by immediate, modern mark-making and based on a module that is consistent but flexible, ranging from the smallest petal to the breadth of the sky. The spontaneity of the natural setting is balanced by the restrictions inherent in brush and pigment, but the aim is to preserve the impression of overwhelming detail of an expansive garden environment at a particular point in time.
Exhibitions: Artemis Gallery, Dowling Walsh Gallery, Rockland Maine, The Working Waterfront Penobscot Marine Museum, Turtle Gallery, Deer Isle Maine,
Center for Maine Contemporary Art Biennial Juried Exhibition, Rockefeller Land and Garden Preserve, Fabric Workshop and Museum, J. A. Bueche Fine Art, Cheltenham Art Centre, Philadelphia Sketch Club, Rutgers University
Publications: Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors, Maine Home and Design, Philadelphia Magazine, Winter in Maine and Art of Acadia, 100 Years: Little/Solzneck
Collections: Rockefeller Land and Garden Preserve, Camden National Bank, L. L. Bean, National Park Service, US Embassy Service
Preferred Audiences: All
Disciplines: Visual Arts, Drawing, Pastels, Painting, Traditional Arts