Daniel Corey’s inspiration for Maine. As they see it. started from just that place. “Choices” was influenced by one of those perfect little farm stands scattered around the state.
Monique Sakellarious is internationally recognized and has received numerous honors and awards for her work as an impressionist artist. Yet, when asked about her piece “Summer in Maine” her biggest hope was to have it “adopted”. “I want it to go to loving family who will cherish it as much as I do. I hope it will bring happiness to whoever sees it.”
When surrounded by perspective buyers and local art collectors, Jill shares her work, her process, and her studio-self. She entertains with a passion for Maine and for her art. The wave of her hands and the excitement in her voice always holds a celebration. She is centered and focused, but all encompassed in the description of what she loves.
When William was asked to create a personal reflection of ‘his Maine’ for Maine. As they see it., of course there was a memory to walk with him through the process. “On the Waterfront” began in a story from the small town of Stonington, Maine.
It is this passion, this love, that Abbie has for her surroundings that is revealed in each canvas. Works like Lone Pine and Winter Moon breathe with the life she infuses in her work. Standing in front these paintings, one is transported and sitting on the edge of the scenery taking in the world that is Abbie Williams.
All three rooms were full to capacity, food and drink flowed perfectly next to the buzz of brush strokes and beauty, and over a dozen artists discussed their inspiration and shared their thoughts and ideas with art buyers and each other. This is success.
Maine As They See It will run at Maine Art Shows at 10 Chase Hill Rd in Kennebunk for three weeks, starting on July 27th. We welcome you to stop in and experience this work first hand. As always, the show will also be available on-line starting Thursday, July 26th, and will run through August 6, the length of the show.
We have all seen them, these ‘free-range’ children. Some of us were even lucky enough to have been one. They are the children who head out the door with bathing suits on underneath their clothes on a bicycle that used to belong to someone else. They are the children who, when the first light of day breaks, “go play” until summoned home for a meal, or more likely, bed-time. They are the children of Maine.
When speaking with Philip about this show, some specific pieces of work, and how he moves through the creation of his work, he paraphrased Jackson Pollack. “It’s about the paint and the process, its not about the artist.”
To uncover the secrets and stories behind a piece of art is one thing, to discover the physical secrets hidden underneath the paint is quite another.