Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture is going through a bit of transition today. We are still open for business, but the majority of the first floor will be a bit crazy as we prepare for the opening of From A Distance, Craig Mooney’s one man show that opens tomorrow.
On Thursday, September 24th, the online catalogue for the show will be available to view. On Saturday, the 26th, “From A Distance” officially opens at 10 am. You will find Craig’s work on the first floor of Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture on 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk. Consider this your invitation to come in, step back, take a deep breathe, and enjoy.
It has been a successful, engaging, lovely summer thanks to all of you. We appreciate your kind words and continued support of Maine Art Shows. We have big plans for next summer, and we look forward to inviting you in.
As you first walk into Maine Art Shows at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk, a curious little sculpture of what at first glance is a seagull swooping in to grab his lunch is there to greet you. However, after a closer look, something is just a little different, a little smaller, a little more unique about this particular bird.
Crows have become like deep wells of inspiration not only in myths and legends but also in our visual arts, literature, and music.
When it came to curate the show BIRD, Ellen was an obvious choice. Her work was meant to be featured on the walls of Maine Art Shows surrounded by other artists with the same adoration for birds.
We all had a part in Maine Art’s success this summer, and John wanted to take the evening to say “thank-you”.
Patrick Plourde studied art at the Maine College of Art and received his Masters of Fine Art from Washington University. For over twenty-five years, he has used vintage steel and found objects to express natural forms: various plants, flowers, seeds, and birds.
Abbie Williams paints from her studio in a lush wood in Nobleboro, Maine and regularly from Monhegan Island, Maine and Taos, New Mexico. Her subject is often the rich landscapes she finds “while painting outdoors, painting in my studio or while I’m prowling around Maine’s uncommonly visited corners with my camera.”
Ellen Welch Granter’s paintings, on the surface, read as straightforward, representational renderings of birds, but on closer inspection, they are deeply poetic paintings.