Spring Arrivals 2021 – Jeffrey Fitzgerald

Jeffrey Fitzgerald

2021 Spring Arrivals

These are the three newest spring arrivals from artist Jeffrey Fitzgerald. We are featuring these two images this week, March 28 to April 3. Any of these paintings purchased is subject to free shipping*.

Swing-Big 12 x 24 Acrylic on Canvas

 

Fog Recedes 20×20 Acrylic on Canvas.

 

Gossamer Seaweed 36×16 Acrylic on Linen

 

Spruce Dance Matisse and Burchfield 16×36 Acrylic

Drawing and painting have always been daily though they became more tactile and local. I tread water with an occasional float. I am at mystery upon wonder with objects and suggestion, reflection and transparency. Every day, rocks, sea, and sky are virgin and desire. These thoughts/objects are constitutional fuel. With that, ceaselessly streaming news and giant interpersonal communications are absorbed, and I am moved. The paintings are proclamation and respite of these states. I rarely see the work as abstract. I see expressive illustrations with color and brushstroke as muse and model. I catapult and dive, dig and luxuriate, and painting continues to cement and flood.

To see all available work from Jeffrey Fitzgerald, click the link below.

Jeffrey Fitzgerald –  ARTIST PAGE

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Jeffrey Fitzgerald – INSIGHTS AND STORIES

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Spring Arrivals 2021 – Bethany Harper Williams

Bethany Harper Williams

2021 Spring Arrivals

These are the two newest spring arrivals from artist Bethany Harper Williams. We are featuring these images this week, from March 28 to May 3. Any of these paintings purchased is subject to free shipping*.

Pink Beach House 30×30, oil on canvas
Yellow Polka Dot Umbrella, 20×20 oil on canvas

By taking the landscape and simplifying it, I aim to capture a memory without the details of representation. The expanse of nature, be it the sky, beach, or water, provides an opportunity to abstract the elements through expressive brushstrokes, subtle textures, and simple forms. Layers of unexpected shapes, patterns, and colors create a visual composite of energy and calm, taking the viewer away from the reality of the image and triggering a personal memory, a moment in time. A low horizon line or the playful placement of simple figures brings context to the expressive composition of color and texture.

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Bethany Harper Williams-  ARTIST PAGE

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Spring Arrivals 2021 – Ryan Kohler

Ryan Kohler

2021 Spring Arrivals

These are the two newest spring arrivals from artist Ryan Kohler. We are featuring these two images this week, March 21 to 27. Any of these paintings purchased is subject to free shipping*.

Lucky Day Mixed Media 18×24

 

Secretly Mixed Media 20×30

“Some would argue that a painting, just by being a painting, is automatically abstracted to a small degree, no matter how hyper-realistic it is. My work falls on the abstraction scale somewhere, sure, but where doesn’t matter to me. Tasteful expression matters to me. Strong composition and accurate drawing matter to me. Mixing color with integrity matters to me. Fussy, overworked, lifeless paintings bore me something dreadful. You can be anything but boring. They say that no paintings are ever finished, just abandoned.  The trick is to know when to walk away.”

To see all available work from Ryan Kohler, click the link below.

Ryan Kohler –  ARTIST PAGE

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Ryan Kohler – INSIGHTS AND STORIES

Ryan also has a collection of videos, including Secretly.

Ryan Kohler –  VIDEOS

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Spring Arrivals 2021 – Karen Bruson

Karen Bruson

2021 Spring Arrivals

These are the two newest spring arrivals from artist Karen Bruson. We are featuring these two images this week,  March 21 to 27. Any of these paintings purchased is subject to free shipping*.

Birds of a Feather 12-x-24 Oil

 

Here Comes the Big One! 24 x 30 Oil

“My artwork comes from the visual connection I have with common, everyday objects and places. 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. Painting for me is a life-long journey of observations and a representational translation of my surroundings. “

 

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Karen Bruson-  ARTIST PAGE

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Spring Arrivals 2021 – Heather Blanton

Heather Blanton

2021 Spring Arrivals

This is the newest spring arrivals from artist Heather Blanton. We are featuring this image this week, March 21 – 27. If this painting is purchased, it is subject to free shipping*.

Black and White Cyclists 13×19 Acrylic and Charcoal

Known for her graphite and acrylic works depicting the art of motion while celebrating competition and the human spirit, Heather Blanton is an American painter and photographer living and working in St. Augustine, Fla. Her latest series, “Sports,” depicts a wide range of subjects from golfers in mid-swing to cyclists pedaling toward the finish line to hundreds of marathon runners racing to glory.

 

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Heather Blanton-  ARTIST PAGE

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Heather Blanton – INSIGHTS AND STORIES

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Heather Blanton – VIDEO

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Spring Arrivals 2021 – Claire Bigbee

Claire Bigbee

2021 Spring Arrivals

These are the three newest spring arrivals from artist Claire Bigbee. We are featuring these three images this week, March 14 to 20. Any of these paintings purchased is subject to free shipping*.

Kaleidoscope #2 20×20 Mixed Media

 

Quiet Splendor 18×24 Oil

 

Kaleidoscope #1 36×24 Mixed Media

Claire Bigbee, a Maine resident, takes her inspiration from the grandeur of southern Maine’s varied landscapes and changing seasons. To Claire, coastal views, salt marsh settings, and cows grazing in pastoral fields reflect Maine’s unlimited ranges of color and light. She works intuitively and strives to let her work arrive at its essence by staying open to the possibilities that spontaneously emerge while the painting is underway. Whether capturing a moment in time or reflecting a remarkable spectrum of colors, Claire’s art has distinctive energy and harmony.

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Claire Bigbee-  ARTIST PAGE

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Spring Arrivals 2021 – R. Scott Baltz

R. Scott Baltz

2021 Spring Arrivals

These are the three newest spring arrivals from artist R. Scott Baltz. We are featuring these three images this week, March 14 to 20. Any of these paintings purchased is subject to free shipping*.

The View Within 12×9 Acrylic On Panel

 

Mellow Yellow 9×12 Acrylic on Panel

 

Middle Tumble 9×12 Acrylic on Panel

“The landscape is at the heart of my interests.  I believe that nature and the experiences we have absorbed within nature are sustaining, essential to our human condition. On a personal level, without this connection, I feel unsettled, disconnected from the lifeline of energy that connects all things.  As a result, my work explores this connection, examining the landscape through transition, movement, and energy through color, composition, and paint application.  I attempt to translate the essence of my personal experiences in nature while referencing the natural world’s value and place in our lives. The earth needs our attention and care, and so through my efforts, I attempt to create an awareness of the fine balance required to sustain life and beauty and love.”

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R. Scott Baltz –  ARTIST PAGE

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Spring Arrivals 2021 – Mark Davis

Mark Davis

2021 Spring Arrivals

These are the two newest spring arrivals from artist Mark Davis. We are featuring these two images this week, March 14 to 20. Any of these mobiles purchased are subject to free shipping*.

 

UPWARD GESTURE 5″ X 4″ X 3.5″ brass and aluminum with steel wires, oil, and acrylic colors

 

ODALISQUE 8″ X 12″ X 6″ brass and aluminum with steel wires, oil color, and 23 karat gold leaf

 

“The materials for my mobiles are simple. I use sheet metals of different weights and materials, steel being the heaviest, then brass, and aluminum being the lightest. Flat sheet metal is formed by the traditional methods of silversmithing, using hammers and forming tools. The balancing is done by intuition at first, and then as the piece progresses, I am able to fine-tune the balance so that the end result comes as close to possible to my original vision. Initially, my vision is to see the various elements floating in space, relating to-but not anchored to the earth. By completion, each piece becomes its own very personal universe.”

 

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Mark Davis-  ARTIST PAGE

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Mark Davis – INSIGHTS AND STORIES

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We Love Spring Arrivals So Much!

 

Spring is upon us, thank goodness, and we at Maine Art Hill are aware our visitors are ready to open windows and enjoy the sunshine. 

For our artists, spring holds a different kind of excitement. The longer, darker, colder days of winter are often when artists are at their best. They create, paint, sculpt and find inspiration in the craziest of places. When spring comes, it means it’s time to bring said pieces to the gallery. Experience tells us these works represent some of the most amazing works.

So why not invite you to share in the excitement.

Spring Arrivals

Every Sunday, beginning March 14, an email will be sent to everyone on our email lists. This email will feature three-four artists and their new “Spring Arrivals.”  This will continue through April, featuring three-four different artists each week.

During this time, watch for social media posts on Facebook and Instagram on Sundays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays to highlight the week’s individual artists and learn a little more about them.

Any purchases from the featured weeks are eligible for free shipping* when purchased by the following Sunday.

Who will these artists be? Which pieces of work?

We aren’t telling! You will have to wait until the email comes or follow us on social media! Don’t you love the anticipation!

How do you do that?

Join our email list to learn about the artists as they are announced! BTW…the link is on the bottom right of our home page.

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Winter Workings – Insights from Artist Ryan Kohler

“I wanted to share some of my thoughts that have been swirling around in my brain,” begins artist Ryan Kohler.

We love it when our artists check in with us to share what has been going on in their studio as well as in their heads. The insight into Kohler’s winter of inspiration is interesting and, as always, full of color.

“First of all, I want to be better about working large this year. Not that anyone needs to have tons of 4’x 5’ paintings at one time. Who has the space for that?” Kohler laughs.  “It is a goal, however, to create more large paintings. This is something I noticed last season and wanted to focus on more. “

Lucky Day 18x24

Kohler has shared three new larger paintings for us to peek at and some slightly smaller work. Lucky Day is an 18×24, but she has a companion piece that is much larger.

“As a general theme, I have been thinking about the fun side of isolation and all the hidden or guarded spaces that exist,” shares Kohler. “Treehouses in the woods, hidden beaches, or even personal watercraft. These are places to be alone and reflect.”

Ironically, the more Kohler thinks about this theme or idea, the more he realizes he has been doing this all along naturally. Very few of his paintings suggest the presence of human involvement. 

Not only has Ryan been reflecting on subject, but also process. It’s not surprising that this goes hand in hand.

“My process is also evolving a little bit. The main meat and potatoes of my work is definitely still painting and continue to be acrylic, but I’m starting to incorporate the use of tape and markers and objects,” he explains. “I’m basically treating my canvas like a collage with more emphasis on the painting part than the collage part.”

 

Many of Kohler’s works have a mixed media component, so this idea is not new for him. As far as the addition of tape, each of his new pieces demonstrates different levels of this aspect. Some are more extreme than others. Secretly, seen below, is a 20 x 30, but has a companion piece that is larger, as well.

Secretly 20x30

“There are two deer paintings which are the most experimental, with old brushes and other objects taped/glued right to the canvas and expressive line work,” says Kohler.  “For me, it is absolutely okay not to be in love with them, but I am enjoying the creative process.”

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Ryan also creates great video so you can watch him create. Click here to view.