Fireflies dance around the grass and over the shallow waters of Lost Lake, a small pond located in Patapsco Valley state park. This is an idealized version of the lake, without the various small fishing piers and other features that would detract from its simple beauty on a night full of fireflies - enjoy!
Matthew Hannum, landscape artist: My artwork generally focuses on the forgotten corners of nature where we can all easily find ourselves – a winding road through a local forest, or a cloudscape above rolling hills. When adding human elements, I tend to keep them simple and straightforward as a reminder that mankind’s works are only temporary, even in the local environment. Much of my work is heavily influenced by the landscape of the eastern United States, with occasional trips out to the mountains of the west – this ties into my belief of painting what you know since it will come across as more genuine.