Mobile Artist Mark Davis – an interview with M. Sebastian Araujo

Honestly, art is such a subjective thing.  All art is not made for all people.  You should expose yourself to all kinds of art and decide what speaks to you the most fully.  The art historian Kenneth Clark said that when you first lay eyes on a wonderful work of art, it “sings.”   It should be for the love of what you are seeing.

Richard Remsen – Thoughts on Glass

“With all my training, I still need to have that fresh look, that child-like attack or purpose,” Remsen says. “When you see children draw they take off. All children are born artists. The task is to retain some of that natural ability as the techniques become more complex.  I have to strip away all of it and  get back to the childlike approach to being spontaneous.”

Jill Valliere – New Works at The Works

“Layer by layer, I apply metallic paints and glazes of all colors over the metal leaf of gold, bronze or silver. Over and over I add and take away, revealing the beauty beneath by contrast,” shares Valliere.  “I use a Venetian plaster knife or my trusted sander to break through and carve in, exposing underlayers and creating texture and depth.”

Trip Park, Liz Hoag, and Janis Sanders – Three Artists, Three Rooms, One Show

What happens when three amazing artists come together in one place? A celebration of beauty, fun, and a place loved by so many—Maine. Shows on Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk is hosting a three-artist show, featuring the works of painters Trip Park, Liz Hoag, and Janis Sanders. Work is on display for three weeks, beginning… Read more »

Donna D’Aquino – Meet the Artist

Even from her earliest memories all D’Aquino ever wanted to be an artist. She received her BS in Design from The State University College of New York at Buffalo in 1989; and her MFA in Jewelry/Metalsmithing from Kent State University in 1999. Later she went on to teach and use her skills and talents to help grown new artists. Then came the day it was time for something more.

Susan Wahlrab – Leaning into Flowers

Everything Wahlrab does is to support an ever-deepening connection with the pulse of nature. This is seen as well as felt when spending time with her work. “I feel the landscape reveals all of life and since that includes us, is healing beyond understanding,” explains Wahlrab. In this last year, she evolved into focusing in on the flowers, even more so to the magic the flowers hold. “Who does not love flowers?” Wahlrab asks. “They make our hearts sing, and when our hearts sing, we are our very best selves.”