Pop-Up with Christina Thwaites

My paintings address the familiar. Banal in subject matter, yet relevant. My work reflects the context and geographical location of where I reside at the time and has moved and traveled a lot– my practice as an artist has been a means of grounding myself so as to feel part of and confident within each new setting.  

Array – Ellen Welch Granter, Artist Choice

“I highlight parts, such as buoys or abstracted boat shapes, that for me offer the reason for painting in the first place, the colors, patterns, and atmospheres,” shares Granter, “especially Maine colors, Maine patterns, and Maine atmospheres. Whether in high summer season or in the quieter offseason, they keep bringing me back.” 

Season of Solitude – Claire Bigbee, Artist Choice

rovincetown is a special place that, for centuries, has captured the attention of many famous artists, poets, and writers. “For me, the quiet solitude in Provincetown offseason is a perfect getaway to catch-up and do hopefully do some painting,” says Bigbee. “The incredible light and colorful surroundings are captured perfectly in this Season of Solitude, as well as others sparked from this same visit.”

Breakers and Waves – Kathy Ostrander Roberts, Artist Choice

The depth of the pieces Roberts creates, sometimes fifteen or more layers of wax, allows her to occasionally embed bits of ancient ephemera like ship-captains letters or bits of mica, birch bark or other treasures one might find along the coast.

Banana Bread – William B. Hoyt, Artist Choice

Hoyt is the master of taking small and ordinary and turning them into pieces of beauty.  Where others see personal collections of love and laughter, Hoyt sees art and an opportunity to capture those collections permanently on canvas.

Secrets of Summer – Bethany Harper Williams, Artist Choice

“I am drawn to the water – it’s what inspires and energizes me – the colors, the sound, the smells, the calm, and the movement. It overwhelms my senses and gives me energy. When I’m painting water, I find that same energy,” says Artist Bethany Harper Williams, one of thirteen artists in the 8th Annual Choice Art Show on Maine Art Hill.

Finding a Way Through – Elizabeth Ostrander, Artist Choice

“I want my sculptures to hold space, to produce the feeling of connection with the mythical and the mystical within and to create bridges to new possibilities,” shares Elizabeth Ostrander Roberts, the only sculptor of the thirteen artists in the 8th Annual Choice Art Show on Maine Art Hill.

Feeling the Sun – Liz Hoag, Artist Choice

Artist Liz Hoag chose Feeling the Sun for her Artist Choice piece for the 8th Annual Choice Art Show. “The simplification, abstraction, and color choices come together to give it an open but also warm and comforting feeling of place,” says Hoag.