I also try to accentuate the features I see with each piece through the bold use of color, and creation of texture through purposeful brushstrokes. My work is definitely whimsical in nature, which is what I strive for. At the end of the day, I want to create work that spreads joy and makes people happy.
My style tends to be figurative with impressionistic touches, usually showing close up compositions with just enough detail to reveal the subject. I have concentrated on Maine–themed images and fresh fruits and vegetables because I like the idea of the life they represent.
My work, although abstract is directly inspired by the natural world. Other, perhaps more subtle artistic influences include stone age cave painting, nautical charts, Baroque art, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Although I strive for a finished piece, the beauty for me is in the process of making art.
Pine Tree Pop-Up is curated by Elena Sarni. It will feature the work of roughly thirty-five regional artists and fine craftsmen and will showcase a variety of mediums, including painting, printmaking, ceramics, metalsmithing, woodworking, basketry, glasswork and textiles. Styles range from contemporary to traditional.
My goal is to represent the essence of Maine coastal waters in encaustic painting, by capturing scenes from the coastline of Southern Maine and translating them into vibrant representations of movement and color. Through layering and sculpting of the medium, I create depth and intrigue. My hope is to spark memories and longings for Maine’s rugged shores in the hearts and eyes of the viewer.
I want every Garden Guardian that comes out of my studio to celebrate, attract and be a reminder of this state of joyful equanimity. When we are in touch with that source big magic happens.
Suzanne Anderson works in a wooded lakeside studio in Maine. It’s the perfect place to become immersed in creative exploration. In the incredible beauty of my surroundings, I find myself powerfully drawn to the landscape.
My artwork emulates industrial decay, archaeological artifacts, and processes of geologic change. As a child and teenager, I loved building things out of abandoned materials and exploring ruined houses and strange, forgotten places. I loved old things, deeply worn with texture and meaning.
Featured Artist, Wendy Newcomb is the guest artist for Pop Up beginning Tuesday, June 19 through Monday, June 25. Wendy Newcomb’s paintings represent a visual journal of her life in Maine. They reflect her love of Nature and her participation in it. A recurring theme in her work is the way in which light falls upon… Read more »
Featured Artist, Garry D. Harley is the guest artist for Pop Up beginning Tuesday, June 26 through Monday, July 2. Garry Harley is an American artist, born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Nebraska who currently lives and works in Concord, Massachusetts, USA (west of Boston). He is a trained architect and his OP-ART prints and paintings… Read more »