My work focuses on the effects of nature and the power of creation.
Through paint, calculated images create a space for positivity. The looseness of strokes in the open, remarkable skies of my landscapes reflect an emotional release.
Years of photography heavily influence my composition and color palette. I always frame my vision of a painting prior to beginning; composition trumps all. My heavy use of blue hues and bright tones were first captured by my lens and carry over to my paintings today.
Through my process, my intent is to shift the viewer away from the mundane, everyday duties and elements of life. Painting transports me to a place of stillness and laughter.
The spectacular vistas of my landscapes and seascapes encourage contemplation to pause, pacify, and elicit respect--time to recover.
Logan MacKethan currently lives and works in Charlottesville, VA
1989 Northwestern University, Chicago, Il, bachelor of arts
Fine art workshops at Beverly Street Studio, Staunton, Virginia and McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, Virginia
2018 Blenheim Winery, Summer of Positivity, Charlottesville, VA
2018 St. Anne’s Belfield Arts Sale, Charlottesville, VA
2017 Virginia Discovery Museum,Charlottesville, VA
2017 Before and After, Sweetness, Sperryville, VA
2016 First Fridays, Into the World, Albemarle Cabinet company, Charlottesville, VA
2019 Christ Church, Georgetown, Art Show and Sale, Washington, D.C.
2019 The Workroom Cooperative, Washington, D.C.
2019 Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
2019 Studio_El, Harrisonburg, Virginia
2018 Hotcakes, Charlottesville, Virginia
2018 Chevy Chase Club, Bethesda, Maryland
2018 Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
2018 Charlottesville Design House, Charlottesville, Virginia
2017 Chevy Chase Club, Bethesda, Maryland
2017 Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
2016 Farmington Country Club, Charlottesville, Virginia
Awards, Grants & Residencies
2019 Crossroads Art Center, Richmond, Virginia
2018 Second Street Gallery, Teeny Tiny Trifecta, Charlottesville, Virginia
2018 VA-AIM, studioELL, Harrisonburg, Virginia
Texas, California, Washington D.C., Virginia, Florida
2001-present Corcoran Museum Women’s Committee
2012-2014 Vision Art Consulting, Consultant, Washington D.C.
2014-2018 Logan Collections, Owner, Washington D.C. and Charlottesville, VA
2016-present St. Anne’s Belfield School Arts Booster Commmittee
2017-2018 UVA Children’s Hospital, Event and Silent Art Auction Committees
2017 Robinson, Brook, “The MacKethan Family,” Inside Ivy