Sandra Kavanaugh is an artist working in oils and pastels. Landscapes and Seascapes are a favorite theme, and she enjoys capturing the beauty of New England from mountains to coast. She graduated from Massachusetts College of Art with a BFA in Fine Art. Over the years, she has enjoyed many art endeavors, including a pottery studio at Lowell’s Brush with History and teaching art at Salem NH High School.
Starting on Saturday, July 24, at 10 AM, the gallery at 10 Chase Hill welcomes the public to view and purchase David Witbeck and Bethany Harper Williams’s work. These are stunning celebrations of color and summer. Both artists will be at Shows on Saturday evening from 5 – 7 PM. They each are excited to share their process, inspiration, and new works. The Artist Reception is a free event.
“While playing with patterns – polka dots, lines, circles… playful, whimsical, I was not focussed on representing the reality,” Williams shares. ‘Instead, they create a joyful mood that keeps the viewer involved, looking, questioning.”
‘Cloudscapes’ aren’t something Witbeck ever focused too much time on. Yet, like everything else, that has changed. Into the Light is one of those pieces where the clouds became the central focus of the piece. “I spent time working on the boat wake, motoring into the sunrise,” he says. “It is a detail that needed to be added, but I was surprised at the difficulty of such a simple thing. It is a rarity that I paint a ‘pretty painting.’ With the brilliant yellow and the purple clouds, this one is indeed pretty.”
“There are few things I tried to focus on as I worked on this show. I became much more aware of ‘from where’ and ‘how’ I looked at things. I found myself studying the same things from a different angle,” shares Bethany. “ A great deal of the time, I tried to look beyond or past or through. Whether it was ordinary objects, house, people, or even shapes.”
Mort, Theo, Erik, Bryce, Mac, and Winston. They work the local docks. They are Mainers, born and raised. They are coastal life personified. They are the iconic fisherman of David Witbeck.
Featured Artists Lauren Beach, Kelly Ufkin, and A. Devenney. The guest artist for Pop-Up Thursday, July 22 to Wednesday, July 28. Read on to learn more about their inspiration, their process, and their work.
Featured Artist Eric Howell is the guest artist for Maine Art Hill’s Pop-Up at Studios at 5 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. This show begins Thursday, July 8, to Wednesday, July 21. Read on to learn more about her inspiration, her process, and her work.
Maine Art Shows in Kennebunk describes summer in New England perfectly, but not in words, in paint. This three artist show features the works of painters Claire Bigbee, Ryan Kohler, and Karen Bruson. It will run for three weeks, beginning July 3 at 10 AM. There is an opening artist reception, Saturday, August 12, from 5 to 7 PM. This is a wonderful time to meet the artists and enjoy these incredible works.
The equanimity of using color creates energy or vibration that drives the eye all around the composition. Rather than using small brush strokes, I use bigger chunks of color expressing form more like an elastic or, as Hans Hoffman referred to in his theory of plasticity. The color relationships create depth a certain flatness versus modeling color through value.