New Work from Margaret Gerding, Karen McManus, and Lyn Asselta

New Work From:

Margaret Gerding / Karen McManus / Lyn Asselta

 

Any purchases of these featured new pieces are eligible for free shipping within the contiguous US or free local delivery when purchased by Sunday, December 10. FMI call 207-967-2803 or info@maine-art.com.

 

Margaret Gerding

Margaret Gerding | Goose Rocks Sunset | Oil on Canvas | 14″ X 14″
Margaret Gerding | Ogunquit, Maine in Fog | Oil on Canvas | 24″ X 24″
Margaret Gerding | Marginal Way 9/9/23 | Oil on Panel | 12″ X 12″

View all of Margaret’s Work HERE

Karen McManus

Karen McManus | Day Lily Farm | Watercolor | 3.75″ X 4.75″
Karen McManus | Hamilton House Barn | Watercolor | 4.25″ X 8.5″
Karen McManus | Museum Landscape, Ogunquit | Watercolor | 4.5″ X 5.75″
Karen McManus | Yellow House at Five Islands | Watercolor | 8″ X 12″
View all of Karen’s work HERE

Lyn Asselta

Lyn Asselta | Pink Granite | Pastel | 12″ X 12″
Lyn Asselta | Light in the Forest | Pastel | 12″ X 12″
Lyn Asselta | The Last Snow | Pastel | 24″ X 24″
Lyn Asselta | Solid Ground | Pastel | 12″ X 12
View all of Lyn’s work HERE

Merry Makers Market on Maine Art Hill

Once again, Maine Art Hill is transforming into a Merry Makers Market for the holiday season. Each year, Maine Art Hill’s galleries embrace the holiday with a blend of arts, community, charity, and, of course, a great deal of fun for the children and the children at heart.

This year’s events run from November 24 to December 26, with many special happenings scattered throughout. We have invited eighteen Maine artists and artisans to fill two of the 5 Chase Hill Road galleries beginning November 24. We are starting a week earlier and going a week longer than Prelude, giving locals a calmer time to shop. An outdoor fire pit and refreshments are provided daily for a warm welcome.

During Prelude, November 30 to December 10, The Gallery at the Grand Hotel at 1 Chase Hill Road is joining in the fun and hosting several artists, which allows for more “festivities” at the galleries on The Hill.

Some of the Special Events include:

A Holiday Photo Booth to benefit the COS Food Pantry. With a suggested $10 Donation, 100% goes to the COS of the Kennebunks. Pose with the provided hats, props, and a lifesize Grinch against a festive backdrop. This event happens November 30-December 10, Thursday to Monday, 10 am-4:30 pm at the show galleries at 5 Chase Hill Rd.

A Kids Crafts and Scavenger Hunt sponsored by Portside Real Estate Group. The Gallery at the Grand has fun-filled holiday activities designed especially for KIDS. Let your child’s imagination run wild while making a holiday craft of their choice. On your way out the door, grab a Prelude-inspired scavenger hunt to complete as you explore the town. This donation-based event and 100% of the proceeds will benefit Grahamtastic Connections. On Friday, December 1, come from 12-5 pm. Over the weekend, December 2 & 3, stop by between 10 am-2 pm.

Free Crafts for Kids with the Common Roots Mobile Art Bus. Parked outside the Grand Hotel on December 9 & 10 from 11 am-3 pm, this fantastic Biddeford-based bus will entertain the kiddos with crafts and craziness.

DeLeo Group Toys for Tots Drive. On Saturday, December 9, visit from 10 am-1 pm for coffee, cider, doughnuts, and merriment with guest appearances from some lively holiday characters. 5 Chase Hill Road

All events are open from Thursday to Monday from 10 am to 5 pm.

Participating Maine Artists and Artisans: Glass dishes and platters by Fountain Glass (Old Orchard Beach), Jewelry from Studio Choo11 (Scarborough), SeaSmoke Ceramics (Gorham), Jewelry from Golden Soul Studio (Gorham), Tammy Ackerman & Keanne Petrie of Mill Pond Ceramics (Biddeford), Everlasting Dried Flower Wreaths from Soltice Herb Farm (Eliot), Originals, prints, and candles from Kristin F. Simmons Watercolors (Kennebunkport), Vintage Inspired Pillows and Pennants from Amanchure (Oakland), Handpainted Ornaments by Striped Stone Design Co (Durham), Woodworking by Barn and Mill Gallery (Old Orchard Beach), Found Object Ornaments and Decorations by Julia M. Doughty (Freeport), Pottery by Richard Winslow (Waterboro), Blown Glass Tumblers by Gordo Glass (Kittery), Paintings by Robin Swennes (Arundel), Watercolor originals, prints, and cards by Violet Tide Studios (Kennebunk), Stained Glass Window Hangings by JSkelGlass (Kennebunk), Small originals and orginal art work gretting cards by Amalia Tagaris (Kennebunkport), Ceramics by Ki Ceramics (Biddeford).

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Fall Favorites 2023 Week 8

Welcome to Fall Favorites – Week Eight

Guest Artist Daniel J. Corey / New Artist Angelique Luro / Part 2 from William B. Hoyt

 

We are featuring two or three artists in a weekly campaign. Any purchases of the weekly featured pieces are eligible for free shipping within the contiguous US or free local delivery when purchased by Wednesday, November 29. Join our email list to learn about the artists as they are announced! It’s on the bottom right of our home page. FMI call 207-967-2803 or info@maine-art.com.

 

Guest Artist Daniel J. Corey

Sherbert Room – Oil 12×16
Low Tide – Oil 6×6
Instagram Famous – Oil, 16×16
Green – Oil 8×8

I am a traditional painter rooted in the aesthetic values of the Ashcan school and the French Impressionists. Inspired by light quality, color harmony, and abstract shapes, my paintings are created from direct observation and memory. I enjoy the challenge of painting nontraditional views and subjects and the views that make Maine, Maine.

Daniel J. Corey

New Artist Angelique Luro

Wander-Acrylic and Mixed-Media Collage on Canvas 8-X-8
Solitude – Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas, 12×12
Sheltered Harbour – Acrylic and Mixed Media on Canvas 24×24

Every piece of art that I create teaches me something. I like to think of it as an exploration. The inspiration for my work is simple: nature and all she encompasses. My curiosities are vast. I approach painting playfully with a good sense of humor. I aspire for my work to become a meaningful and joyful piece of your story.

Angelique Luro

William B. Hoyt PART 2

Morning Flight | Oil | 18″ X 18″

 

Morning Abstraction | Oil on Canvas | 22″ X 22″

 

End of the Pier | Oil on Panel | 20″ X 30″

Wimby and Kathy made a surprise visit to Maine Art Hill this weekend bringing us three beautiful, new works. We had the pleasure of chatting with Wimby about his time spent at the Cape Porpoise pier gathering photographic inspiration for these pieces. Morning Flight shows the early morning movement of the birds who live under the pier; Morning Abstraction captures the reflections of working boats; and End of the Pier features the local favorite lighthouse: Goat Island Light.

Fall Favorites 2023 Week 7

Welcome to Fall Favorites – Week Seven

Williams B. Hoyt, Craig Mooney, and Claire Bigbee

 

We are featuring two or three artists in a weekly campaign. Any purchases of the weekly featured pieces are eligible for free shipping within the contiguous US or free local delivery when purchased by the end of the week. Join our email list to learn about the artists as they are announced! It’s on the bottom right of our home page. FMI call 207-967-2803 or info@maine-art.com.

Remember,  from October 1 to November 20, we are hanging all the Fall Favorites as a show in the Show Gallery at 5 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk.

 

William B. Hoyt

East Wind | Oil | 24″ X 36″
Rigged for Seining | Oil | 20″ X 24″
Study for Evening in Cape Porpoise | Oil | 6″ X 8″

My subjects have included marine, landscape, and intimate domestic still lifes. They share my interest in the effects of light at a particular moment. The threads of the canvas, the sea, Vermont, Maine, my family, and friends have woven themselves inextricably into my psyche and my work. I have painted professionally for the past fifty years. I am included in many private and corporate collections, including Steven and Dayna Bochco, John and Gwen McCaw, Senator Claiborne and Nuala Pell, Laurence and Mary Rockefeller, Charles and Anne Sincerbeaux, Beth Webster, Bank of America, and many others.

 

 

Craig Mooney

Lookout Study – Oil on Canvas, 24×24
Foggy Wave – Oil on Canvas, 12×36
Breeze and Light – Oil on Canvas, 12×36
Beached – Oil on Canvas, 24×24
Mountain Glow – Oil on Canvas, 24×24
Craig Mooney makes paintings of dramatic moments and heightened emotionality known for being expansive and expressive. Though a representational painter, the artist incorporates many abstract qualities. In his figurative work, Mooney romanticizes his subjects and presents them in an atmospheric lens best described as dreamlike. His paintings appear to be capturing a moment suspended in time. While his work feels familiar, it is not specific. All paintings are the product of his imagination.Craig Mooney

Claire Bigbee

Silence – Oil, 20×20
Ginger and Spice Woodland – Oil, 12×12
Beach Plum Farm Ogunquit River – Oil, 18×18

An invisible presence surrounds me when I am alone in a field observing the landscape. I can feel that presence or spirit voice watching the wind swaying through the marsh grass on a brisk fall day. The salt marsh sparrows swooping and diving in rhythm with the wind. It’s an actual dance and a breathtaking experience to watch. Those magical moments when all the hustle and bustle in life disappears and what’s left is truly remarkable. In those quiet moments, I feel the creator orchestrating all the beauty surrounding me. As a co-creator of that beauty, I try to capture those moments in time and space. It’s my first impression, my feelings from a view I aim to capture on canvas and make it timeless.

 

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Fall Favorites 2023 Week 6

Welcome to Fall Favorites – Week Six

David Witbeck, James Rivington Pyne

and Guest Artist Amailia Tagaris

 

We are featuring two or three artists in a weekly campaign. Any purchases of the weekly featured pieces are eligible for free shipping within the contiguous US or free local delivery when purchased by the end of the week. Join our email list to learn about the artists as they are announced! It’s on the bottom right of our home page. FMI call 207-967-2803 or info@maine-art.com.

Remember,  from October 1 to November 20, we are hanging all the Fall Favorites as a show in the Show Gallery at 5 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk.

 

David Witbeck

First Light – Oil on Canvas 24 x 24 

My places and things have analogs in reality, but specifically, they exist only in my mind and on the canvas. They are irreverent fantasies of love of boats and the seacoast, respect and admiration for people who wrest a living from saltwater, and maybe just a little bit of envy or disappointment of never having been one of them. They come from years of observation, a good amount of imagination, and just a smidge of experience.

 

 

James Rivington Pyne

Nude 1 – Bronze, 14 x 5.5

In my work, I use wood, steel, found wood, and latex. I also do bronzes. I try to capture, in birds, for instance, either the subject’s extreme stillness (a heron fishing) or its opposite. The best way to express a bird’s edginess on a limb or briskness in flight is by rough, almost blurred outlines, similar to a sketch, rather than smooth finishes. My work is stylized, but the subject is never unrecognizable. A source of inspiration for me is the 18th-century animal miscellanies depicting creatures drawn by artists whose sole knowledge of their subjects came not from actual sighting but from hearsay, folklore, and, in some cases, a desire to amuse or terrify.

Guest Artist Amalia Tagaris

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The versatility of this ancient medium allows it to adopt various materials within its own skin to reveal an entirely new meaning. It also allows me to infuse bold, luscious colors and textures onto what would otherwise be a flat surface. The tactile property of the wax demands physical interaction during the process of scraping, incising, and smoothening its surface, layer after layer. There is a push and pull between spontaneous and intentional compositions as the molten wax becomes malleable when a heat source is reintroduced to bind its newly applied strokes to the existing ones. Quite often, something extraordinarily beautiful arises from these unplanned happenings, which makes working with encaustic very appealing in expressing my visual narrative.

 

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Fall Favorites 2023 Week 5

Welcome to Fall Favorites – Week Five

Janis H. Sanders, Ingunn Milla Joergensen,

and Lee Gordon

 

We are featuring two or three artists in a weekly campaign. Any purchases of the weekly featured pieces are eligible for free shipping within the contiguous US or free local delivery when purchased by the end of the week. Join our email list to learn about the artists as they are announced! It’s on the bottom right of our home page. FMI call 207-967-2803 or info@maine-art.com.

Remember,  from October 1 to November 20, we are hanging all the Fall Favorites as a show in the Show Gallery at 5 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk.

 

Janis H. Sanders

Sunset Trees Oil on Canvas 10×10
Beach Roses Beach 12×12
Seashore Roses 12×12
Shore View 12×12

I try to convey that moment of joy and presence through the scenes of my paintings without the intention of nostalgia or sentimentality. I realize, though, that those elements are inherent in those ancient subjects, giving our imaginations a bit of free reign to roam. I wonder who has lived and worked here and how their lives were along the way, how different and how the same as yours and mine.

Ingunn Milla Joergensen

Nest #2 10×10
From the Green House 20×20
Nest #2 10×10
For as long as I can remember, I have been fascinated with texture and aging objects, particularly simple everyday things with stories that are as important to me as the object itself.

Lee Gordon

Marsh View VIII, Blown Glass, 10" X 7.5"
Marsh View VIII | Blown Glass | 10″ X 7.5″
Marsh View VII, Blown Glass, 9.75" X 9.5"
Marsh View VII | Blown Glass | 9.75″ X 9.5″
Algae Rhythm V, Blown Glass, 10" X 8"
Algae Rhythm V | Blown Glass | 10″ X 8″
Touchstone Series 23 #8, Blown Glass, 5.5" X 3.5"
Touchstone Series 23 #8 | Blown Glass | 5.5″ X 3.5″

 

Sculpting hot glass is a pursuit that takes patience and perseverance. The connection I feel between mind, body, and the nature of glass challenges me to explore the medium with each piece I create. The act of glassblowing is meditative for me.

 

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Fall Favorites 2023 Week 4

Welcome to Fall Favorites – Week Four

Alex Dunwoodie, Karen Bruson, and

Guest Artist Heather Fountain

 

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Remember,  from October 1 to November 20, we are hanging all the Fall Favorites as a show in the Show Gallery at 5 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk.

 

Alex Dunwoodie

Tumbled Stones 12×12
Sailboat West Island 12×12
Buoy 2 Camden Inlet 11×14

UPDATE 10/26/23 – Alex has brought us three more paintings! Details below

Oil painting by Alex Dunwoodie of a narrow boulder filled stream, the blue sky is reflected in the water
Blue Sky Above 12×4
West Island Stones 10×10
Oil painting by Alex Dunwoodie of the South Congregational Church looking from Kennebunk, in late winter, with blue sky.
South Congregational Church from Kennebunk 12×4

 

I’m painting what I love, what grabs my attention and makes me pause. Mornings and evenings are particularly inspirational because colors can be intensified, and light can make the ordinary interesting.

Karen Bruson

Breezy Day 12×12
Packe UP 10×20
I am inspired by the way light falls upon a subject, casting rich dark shadows, and I aspire to simplify the nuances within those darks. Starting with a luminous, warm ground, I seek to create a vibration of color by using compliments and deliberately leaving some areas untouched.

Guest Artist Heather Fountain

Glass Vessel 1
Glass Vessel 2
Glass Vessel 3
Glass Vessel 4

The glass woven vessels are constructed from individual pulled strands of glass that are laid down one at a time in five layers to create the woven appearance. Each vessel is constructed from 1000+ individual strands of glass. Colors are chosen, overlapped, and interlaced to create varied interests of color. The heat from a kiln is used at a specific temperature to allow the piece to become solid yet maintain the texture of the fabric, including a raw salvaged edge, which you find on raw cloth. Some pieces even contain an element that looks like a pulled thread. It took the artist five years to develop this technique, allowing her to create the essence of flowing cloth in the breeze out of a solid, sharp material.

Heather Fountain

 

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Fall Favorites 2023 Week 3

Welcome to Fall Favorites – Week Three

Ryan Kohler, Trip Park, and Liz Hoag

 

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Remember,  from October 1 to November 20, we are hanging all the Fall Favorites as a show in the Show Gallery at 5 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk.

 

Ryan Kohler

 

Strawberry – Mixed Media on Canvas 24×48
Muddiest – Mixed Media on Canvas 36×24

Recently, mixed media and collage have become a significant element of my work.  Bits of colored paper, maps, album covers, posters, and found materials are collaged to the surface of my paintings, adding an extra physical presence to my work and enriching the viewing experience.

 

Trip Park

Slippy Ship 36×24 Mixed Media
Beach Saver 12×12 Mixed Media
Trip was drawn to advertising long before he illustrated and eventually painted.  Working with and hiring his favorite illustrators through the help of being an Art Director gave him an intoxicating look into their side of the creative world. He has illustrated several children’s books and helped develop characters for animated features and commercials.
 
 
 

Liz Hoag

Maine Summer 18×18
Off the Beach 18×18
Safe Harbor 16×20
Steams, brooks, and enchanting woods have all inspired this Portland artist. Each piece of Hoag’s work features nature and light interacting in a way that provides a new and different perspective on the everyday surroundings of the natural world. Mother Nature often illuminates her creations in a way only a few stop to notice. Hoag is one of those few.

 

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Fall Favorites 2023 Week 2

Welcome to Fall Favorites

We are featuring two or three artists in a weekly campaign. Any purchases of the weekly featured pieces are eligible for free shipping within the contiguous US or free local delivery when purchased by the end of the week. Join our email list to learn about the artists as they are announced! It’s on the bottom right of our home page. FMI call 207-967-2803 or info@maine-art.com.

Remember,  from October 1 to November 20, we are hanging all the Fall Favorites as a show in the Show Gallery at 5 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk.

Week Two

Bethany Harper Williams, Susan Bennett, and

Adrienne Kernan LaVallee

 
 

Bethany Harper Williams

A Breezy Day, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 16 in
Pretty in Pink, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 16 in
Rainy Day, Oil on Canvas, 16 x 16 in
Symphony of Movement, Oil on Canvas, 36 x 48 in

The beach especially inspires me – the calm and energy of the water and the playground it provides us to create lasting memories. These memories are unique to each of us and familiar to so many. My work explores this connectivity to the collective emotion, questioning what we see, what we remember, and the emotions these evoke.

 
 

Susan Bennett

Mondrians Grid, Stainless Steel with Solvent Dye, 5 x 7 x 6 in
Trillium Flower, Stainless Steel, 13 x 11 x 8 in Overall – 2.5 x 3 x 3 in Base

The excitement that I have felt in developing a creative avenue for intuitive feelings reminds me of dream discovery. The difference is that the symbols I make in art are tangible expressions of what is important to me at this time and place in my life.

 
 

Adrienne Kernan LaVallee

Easterly Bight, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30 in
By The Light Of The Supermoon, Oil on Panel, 8 x 8 in

 

Distant Light, The Driving Force, Oil on Panel, 8 x 8 in

 


Autumn Splendor, Oil on Panel, 8 x 8 in

 

Zukes Eighth An Acre, Oil on Canvas, 30 x 30 in

I  love how I can push and pull oil paint around my canvas. Expressive, abstract explorations of the landscape, particularly that of New England and Maine’s coast, excite me.

Fall Favorites 2023 Week 1

Welcome to Fall Favorites – Week One

Ellen Granter, Kathy Ostrander Roberts, and Mark Davis

 

We are featuring two or three artists in a weekly campaign. Any purchases of the weekly featured pieces are eligible for free shipping within the contiguous US or free local delivery when purchased by the end of the week. Join our email list to learn about the artists as they are announced! It’s on the bottom right of our home page. FMI call 207-967-2803 or info@maine-art.com.

Remember,  from October 1 to November 20, we are hanging all the Fall Favorites as a show in the Show Gallery at 5 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk.

 
 
Ellen Granter

Sparrow Moment – 12×12
Grass Sand Ocean Sky – 20×20
Garden Security System – 20×20
Path to the Beach – 16×16
Crimson and Cherry – 20×20
Layers of Summer – 20×20

What do I love about it? I love the possibilities of a few new tubes of paint, a handful of good brushes, a blank canvas, and the glimmer of what I hope might be a promising idea. Of course, then comes the hard work, all the decisions. Pale or dark? Thick or thin? Loose or tight? Flat or dimensional? Edges? Patterns? Lines? Textures? Shadows? Each painting is the accumulated result of a thousand decisions. What is my process? Don’t ask me; I only know that I love being up to my elbows in it. – Ellen W. Granter

 
 
 

Kathy Ostrander Roberts

Ode to Claire – 8×8
Porpoise Song – 10×10
Sequin Harbor – 8×8
Shore Walk – 8×10
Yet Unnamed – 24×24

My goal is to represent the essence of Maine coastal waters in encaustic painting by capturing scenes from the coastline of Southern Maine and translating them into vibrant representations of movement and color. Through layering and sculpting of the medium, I create depth and intrigue. I hope to spark memories and longings for Maine’s rugged shores in the hearts and eyes of the viewers.


 
 
 

Mark Davis

Afternoons by the Shore – 9x12x6
An Angel in the Garden – 13x16x16
Standing Guard – 5x6x6 Sterling Silver

Through abstract shapes, I play with the concepts of space and relationship. My ideas come from organic life, the human form, and the external landscape while deeply reflecting my internal landscape and dialogue. The work is playful, joyful, and constantly changing; that is how I see and experience life in all its complexities.


 
 
 

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