Holly Ready, Opens at Maine Art Shows

Maine is famous for seascapes, skies, and sunlight, and no visit to the coast is complete without them. On Saturday, May 26, Maine artist Holly Ready and Maine Art Hill celebrate all three with the upcoming show at The Gallery on 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk. This is a one-woman show of Ready’s most recent work and features the most amazing skies of summer. We open Saturday, May 26 and run through Saturday, June 16. We will kick off the show with Ready’s Artist Reception from 5 pm – 7 pm Saturday, May 26.

6th Annual Choice Art Show – “Sailor’s Delight” by Holly Ready

“With all my paintings, luminosity is an important element. It is usually the vehicle that involves the viewer with my work,” says Ready. “Each painting starts out with careful attention to the composition. The process of layering shapes of color on a clean canvas, using value, temperature and intensity, becomes an intuitive dance of the senses. Eventually, the painting evolves and takes on it’s own personality once the colors start interacting.”

Holly Ready on Gouache

When browsing the Holly Ready show here at Maine Art Shows, you will notice a few pieces that are not like the others. Unlike her large oil canvases, these sweet little pieces are set behind glass and contrasted with large white mattes to enhance the color and tones of this distinctive style of art.

Holly Ready on Following the Pathways

Ready’s present work is exactly that – Wow. The light appears to escape from her canvas. Even when these works are not lit there is a natural glow that emanates from a source she has created. Each also have a real or figurative pathway that leads the viewer into and through. Again, everything, even art, has a path.

Holly Ready, Opens at Maine Art Shows

Maine is famous for seascapes, skies and sunlight, and no visit to the coast is complete without them. This month, Maine artist Holly Ready and Maine Art Shows celebrates all three with the upcoming show at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. This is a one-woman show of Ready’s most recent work and features the most amazing skies of summer. We open Saturday, July 2 and run through Thursday, July 21. We will kick off the show with an Ready’s Artist Reception from 5pm – 7pm Saturday, July 2.