6th Annual Choice Art Show – Liz Hoag and the Trees

“Stand of Trees is a view from a country road. I don’t even know what town I was in,” Hoag laughs. “The beautiful snowy field was visible through the trees lining the road, and I remember being out on an adventure with my family on a sunny winter day.” A common occurrence for Hoag. “I love the simplicity of the idea that we can find calm and beauty right along the road almost anywhere in Maine.”

6th Annual Choice Art Show – “Peace on Earth” by Susan Wahlrab

“My new favorite place is Schoodic Point, a part of Acadia National Park. A dear friend of mine let me know that if I am there at dead low tide, there is an island just off the coast I can walk to and explore,” Susan explains. Many of her new pieces come from, what she describes as, one amazingly magical morning.

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.”