Piece description from the artist
My summer home of Sedgwick, Maine, is in the heart of wild blueberry country. In October, the blueberry barrens (fields) turn a shade of red that is surreal. I painted Top of the World on what I was pretty sure would be the last day warm enough for outdoor painting that year. I purposely curved the horizon to give the feeling I had of being, literally, on top of the world, both physically above and emotionally as I experienced the sheer joy of painting in the open air on a perfect fall day.
Leslie Anderson lives and paints in Maine. In the summer, she and her husband live downeast on a flower farm in Sedgwick, where she paints the landscape of the Blue Hill Peninsula and Deer Isle in oils and watercolors. In the winter, she works in her Portland studio, depicting half-remembered images from her days of summer painting and exploring the internal landscape of still life. Whether out-of-doors or in her studio, her artistic concerns are the same: juxtaposing light against dark, invoking pattern and repetition, and layering sumptuous, harmonious color. Her work in included in corporate and private collections around the world.