Fall Favorites from the Artists on Maine Art Hill

Every Tuesday, beginning on November 3rd, an email will be sent to everyone on our email lists. This email will feature three artists and their particular “Fall Favorite.” This continues through December 15th. Also, watch for social media posts on Facebook and Instagram on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during this time to highlight individual artists of the week. 

INSPIRE – A Fundraiser for Real Men Wear Pink of Maine 2022

When October comes to Maine, confetti-like leaves and frosted pumpkins find their way into everyone’s hearts and minds. The colors red, orange, and yellow often take center stage, but not for John Spain and Maine Art Hill. For Spain and many of his staff and artists, it’s all about The Pink. 

Summer Silver Morning – Artist Insights from Jeffrey Fitzgerald

Fitzgerald is always stopping the water from breaching the dam with color. So he holds back, reserving with a limit. “Summer Silver Morning has just enough working brushstrokes, patterns that employ emotional charge and describe the landscape,” explains Fitzgerald. “It has color that’s evocative but local. I am building from life.”

Something New – Artist Insights from Janis Sanders

“Why is it that looking at old photos, the older they are, the younger you look?” laughs Janis Sanders when talking about creating new work. The relationship between painting and photography is tight—the more unique the artwork, the older the artist, and the more experience and skill we see come through in paint. “The common… Read more »

Finding Balance – A New Documentary About Mark Davis and His Work

Click PLAY to watch this 7-minute video and learn more about sculptor Mark Davis and his process. Davis is represented year-round at Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk, Maine. However, his show at The Gallery on Maine Art Hill runs from September 24 to October 13 at 14 Western Ave. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SHOW… Read more »

Movement – A Two Man Show at The Gallery at Maine Art Hill

“These two talented men capture movement in very different ways,” John Spain, owner of the gallery, says. “Fitzgerald uses acrylic paint on canvas to create the illusion of movement with broad strokes and organic shape. Where Davis bends and shapes metal to form three-dimensional mobiles that not only move with the slightest breeze but also have a feeling of flow that is felt even in stillness.”

When Color Changes Everything – Artist Insights from Janis Sanders

“In my new process, the doors opened to experimentation with new colors, new color mixes, new color combinations, and bold, unusual perspectives,” shares artist Janis Sanders. “Daring. I was daring myself, daring the paint.”

Creating in Perfect Time – Artist Insight from Bethany Harper Williams

“People often tell me my work is happy or that it makes them smile. That is truly a reflection of me,” shares Williams. “I am in my happy place when I am painting, especially when I am painting memories of Maine.”

The First Fisherman – Artist Insights from David Witbeck

“Many people comment on my perspective, the low point of view. To change it up, I try to have a high point of view. We all know eye level can get a little boring. I can make a boring situation look dramatic by going low or high or using a wide angle up close.”