Autumn is a favorite time of year for many visitors and locals alike. The deep green leaves change to dynamic reds, oranges, and yellows. Corn husks and hay bails decorate doorways, and burgundy and rust colored mums replace the geraniums and hydrangeas. Then, of course, there are the pumpkins. Fields of them. The search for the perfect one inspires all ages, and brings us to perfect little road-side stands to discover our own piece of autumn.
Daniel J. Corey’s inspiration for Maine. As they see it. started from just that place. “Choices” was influenced by one of those perfect little farm stands scattered around the state. Beth’s Farm Stand is in Warren, Maine; a small town just inland from Rockland. Whether it is a warm biscuit covered in strawberries, fresh made apple crisp, or, as it was for Daniel, the very large selection of pumpkins during that harvest, Beth’s place is a welcome stop when poking around the backroads of Maine. “To me, ‘Choices’ represents a time of year. There is a crispness and chill in the air calling for a few more calories in the diet and clothing of a certain weight,” says Corey.
The pumpkin patch brings out the kid in us all. Cider is shared with family, friends and the heat from the first wood stove fire is cozy. “This represents my favorite time of year. It’s why I chose it,” says Corey. “I am happy when a painting makes me smile. This one does.”
No matter the time of year, “Choices” is a beautiful addition to any art collection. If you are interested in seeing it in person, please visit Maine Art Shows at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. The Maine. As they see it. show will be running until August 6th. Stop by anytime between 11-5. Daniel also has a wonderful collection of work at Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture down the hill at 14 Western Avenue in Kennebunk. If you are in the area, we encourage you to visit both galleries, or as always, you can view Daniel’s work on his Artist Page.
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