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.

Ingunn Joergensen – A New Artist at The Gallery on Maine Art Hill

The beauty of the Maine landscape, the constantly changing elements, and the ocean are a never-ending source of inspiration for all of Joergensen’s art and design work. “It is the little things that catch my attention, a piece, a fragment, a texture, a thought, a word. Sometimes taking it all in is so much, it is almost overwhelming,” Ingunn shares. “One little shell tells the story of the ocean. A piece of wood tells the story of lived life. Beauty is found in the most unexpected places.”

Susan Wahlrab’s Journey Through Nature

“Experience has led me to a whole new chapter. This lifetime of infusing with the natural world created a big “Ah Ha” moment. All of nature is represented in a flower,” shares Wahlrab, still amazed by the realization. “There is abundant literature, folklore, and symbolism related to flowers. Most have their own connection and stories with these amazing creations. Even those living in a concrete space, in a high-rise, in a busy city, find a way to bring flowers into their lives.”

Charles Bluett – Artist Inspiration

“Natural wonders fascinate me and influence my work daily. Something as simple as a flowing pebble filled brook or an early morning walk as the low clouds lift over the tree-lined hills,” says Bluette. “Maine is of course so blessed to have in it such diversity. The wet winter windblown desolate coastline, a field in late summer filled with fireflies, or the warm, dust-filled air as it blows across the landscape turning the light into soft hues, this state has it all.”

Janis Sanders – New Work, Same Voice

“Man’s integration with and interdependence with nature was clear to me at an early age with the immersion in the agricultural environment a stone’s throw from home. This gave me an early foundation and appreciation for the bounties that surround us in the natural environment.” Janis Sanders has always found his inspiration from the outside… Read more »

Adventurer Bethany Harper Williams – The Other Life of an Artist

“I need the mountains and the ocean just like I need to paint,” she claims. “It is this power and energy in nature that draws me to continually paint it. I go into my zone when I am painting. The hours pass by, and I am totally absorbed. It is the same connection as when I am surrounded by mountains or looking out to the water. I am at peace.”