6th Annual Choice Art Show – Cliff House and Roses by Janis Sanders

**Come meet Janis at Toroso on Tuesday, June 20th from 5-7. Click here for details. “This spot at the end of land at Bailey Island, Maine is continually overflowing with beauty and drama. The surf somehow dips and pounds the shore even on, what appear to be, calm ocean water days,” says Janis Sanders. “The… Read more »

6th Annual Choice Art Show – “Beach Babes” by David Witbeck

David Witbeck’s work has a classic charm and character. He captures coastal life like no other New England artist. This year, however, he decided to use the Choice Art Show to play with another idea. Witbeck says, “I’ve been painting my signature fishermen for eleven years. They’ve become my identity as an artist, but it’s… Read more »

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.”

6th Annual Choice Art Show – “Dining Alfresco” by William B. Hoyt

Hoyt is a lover of all things Maine, especially the sailboats, and often his imagination and attention are caught by the simple things Maine has to offer. “The setting sun bathed us in light when it dropped below the eaves of the porch. The water sparkled and danced with it,” says Hoyt. “I have to pinch myself when a scene like this unfolds before me. It’s practically sensory overload.”

6th Annual Choice Art Show – “Marsh Sky IV” by Margaret Gerding

The locals and the tourists alike recognize these marshes and have fallen in love with them as Gerding has. “I have always been drawn to this area where the meandering waterways change with the tides, the long grass shows its golden colors, and the protective stance of distance trees is forever present.”

Winter Work – Trip Park

“I love finding that combination of things I’ve done and new things I have not tried. However, I don’t attempt any painting I don’t want to create. I have to love each one, even just the thought of it, going in,” says Park. “I try to change things up with every painting, you could call it free flowing. Paintings I do that make me happy are the ones that jump out and feel different than what I’ve done before.”

Elizabeth Ostrander – Artist Insights

Elizabeth Ostrander has not forgotten her “inner woman”. She celebrates her with clay and a glaze of acrylic paint to make her come alive in so many of her sculptures. “The mystical and the mythical is an essential part of my female life and experience,” says Ostrander. “Female images in my sculptures reflect not only my own experiences as a woman, but also synchronies beyond myself.”