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.
“One dominant theme growing up was a tremendous, mainly unspoken, sense of bonding and loyalty,” says Sanders. “My blue skies are not just a pretty thing, but for me, come from the need for a place to escape and also soar. I take pleasure in common, small, everyday things: what I paint, what I say. what I think, what I feel, who I am.”
“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.”
“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.”
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 »
Susan Bennett is one of the talented artists at The Works, one of six galleries at Studios on Maine Art Hill. She is an accomplished sculptor who has always called Maine home. Working mainly with steel and carbon steel she creates abstract sculpture representing her views of nature.
“I want my work to feel more like an experience,” says Kinkead. “I try to abstract things to a certain level that allows a viewer to enter the place, but leave room for their own story.”
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.
For over five years now we here at Maine Art Hill have represented artist Jeffrey Fitzgerald. A local boy who lives in York, his abstract pieces represent the life and time spent near the water’s edge. When the river meets the ocean, there is a tumultuous ebb and flow of life. Fitzgerald celebrates that turmoil… Read more »
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.”