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Each artist in the Choice Art Show chooses a piece they are especially fond of. For Liz Hoag, it was Stand of Trees. However, it is hard to talk about it in a singular way. Her thoughts on this piece encompass our entire collection of her work
Hoag says, “We take a photograph of a sunset over a lake and realize later when looking at the photo that there are branches in the view? We subconsciously wipe them from view when looking out at the sunset, but they’re there.” She notes that they are part of the landscape that gives depth and frames the beauty. “They are an integral part of the beauty. We take them in without thinking about them.”
For Hoag, the warm light sifting through the trees, the colors of early morning or late afternoon, the cool blues and browns of the path all come together to give a sense of peace.
“When walking in the woods, we cannot see ‘the quiet,’ but we feel it. It is the light and color around us that makes the space quiet,” Hoag says. “At any time of day, even at midday with the bright light washing away some of the colors, the balance of the trees, the branches, the light and dark of the forest still manage to create calm.”
Paths, trees, branches, color, light, air, open space, water – we have it all here. From looking up at trees in our suburban neighborhoods to driving down country highways to walking trails by lakes and sea, we all have a visual peace and quiet within reach. Liz Hoag loves this and could paint it every day.
“Stand of Trees is a view from a country road. I don’t even know what town I was in,” Hoag laughs. “The beautiful snowy field was visible through the trees lining the road, and I remember being out on an adventure with my family on a sunny winter day.” A common occurrence for Hoag. “I love the simplicity of the idea that we can find calm and beauty right along the road almost anywhere in Maine.”
To see more from Liz Hoag, visit Maine Art Shows from June 10th to June 29th to see the 6th Annual Choice Art Show in person. We are located at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. The gallery is open every day from 11AM – 5PM. FMI, please call at 207-967-0049 or email at [email protected].
Click the link below to see the complete show online.
To view our complete collection of Hoag’s Work – Liz Hoag – Artist Page
To read more about Liz Hoag, her process, and her work – Liz Hoag – Artist Insights
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