Peterson’s father was originally from Maine, and the family often came north during the summer. He remembers spending that time playing with boats. “Maine is a real fishing community. They used dories for fishing and pulling nets in and stuff like that, but mostly lobster fishing. These boats were iconic watercraft years ago.”
A once ‘plein air only’ painter, Gerding’s oils embody the natural landscapes of coastal Maine. Her realistic interpretation of these unspoiled settings reflect a single moment in time. Her warm palette and textured brushwork, for which she is known, capture subtle changes of light and fleeting moments of color.
James Rivington Pyne is a Mainer. Maybe not born and raised, but he certainly has done his time. He is a life-long summer resident who just couldn’t stay away. In 1983, he moved here permanently, and now is happy to call it home. There is just something about this state that captures a heart and soul and refuses to let go.
We are very happy to welcome a new sculptor to Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture. Jay Sawyer is a Maine native who has taken his love of metal, background in engineering and fabrication, and experience in repair and maintenance and created a place for himself in the ever popular world of Maine art.
“These paintings are an exploration of energy, transience and time; The residue of a fleeting moment; The seen, and unseen vibrations of a living being,” says Kinkead. Every word of this description rings true in Cannonball (Yellow and Blue). The motion is captured in the fragments of water which surround the child as the sunlight reflects on the splintered surface. There is no gender, no age. It is memory so many of us share; not only a moment from our childhood, but one we have recreated with our own children. It is timeless.
The family at Maine Art Painting and Sculpture is growing. Artist Liz Hoag has recently joined the gallery, and we are excited to introduce her. Liz has been living in Maine for over twenty-five years. Presently, she resides in Portland, but her studio space is in Westbrook. Much of her work is focused, or sometimes unfocused, on the Maine outdoors.
Next Saturday, June 27th, from 5-7 pm, Philip Frey will host the opening of his solo show, New Work, with Maine Art Shows. All three rooms of the gallery at 10 Chase Hill will be filled with pieces Philip has put together for this one-man show.