We love it when our artists share stories and insights into their paintings. These are stories only they know and give us a peek through the eyes of the artist.
Enjoy these words from William B. Hoyt.
I was inspired for Winter Quarters when we came over to Kennebunkport this winter and stayed at the Breakwater Inn over the shops in Dock Square.
In the morning, I saw this clutch of lobster boats at the yacht club. I figure they came in from their moorings for the winter, avoiding damaging ice flows in the river, and taking advantage of the open docks not being used after the season.
Ceaseless is all about this oddly square rock. I found it over the cement wall on a walk from Gooch’s Beach to Mother’s Beach in Kennebunk. It was peeking out of the water at half tide. The sea never lets up in its twice daily assault and retreat, but it will be many of our lifetimes before it’s worn down to the size of the nearer stones. Which, in their turn, will have become sand.
Crabbing, all you need is a piece of string and some bait tied at the end. Perhaps a fish head supplied by a nearby fisherman cleaning his catch. After painting Crabbing, I wanted to paint the view down into the water and did Along the Breakwater.
Hoyt will be hosting this summer show along with artist, Margaret Gerding. The show opens on July 18 and runs through August 6. Shows on Maine Art Hill is open everyday from 10-5 and is located at 10 Chase Hill Rd in Kennebunk, Maine.