McLean uses a tiny brush and acrylic paint to create these pieces. She’ll apply multiple layers of paint - sometimes as many as six applications - so that her dots retain their shape and produce a slightly three-dimensional effect. This meticulous process is what helps to make her pieces so eye-catching.
McLean writes about her work, “Painting is my way to find my 'happy place' and color is a way to express and celebrate the colors of my soul.” She’s influenced by nature, animals, the changing seasons, and her world travels with a musician husband. “Looking at my art from over the years it is very evident that my art becomes like a storybook into my life- where I was, what I was doing, what inspired and interested me at that time.” What a lovely sentiment.