Returning to Maine – Artist Insights from Artist Margaret Gerding

 

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“Goose Rocks Beach holds special lifetime memories for me. It is full of sun, adventure and fun. Now that I live locally, I can capture this beach in paint anytime. It is a joy,” shares Gerding. “This is one of the first ‘beach’ paintings I have attempted, and it truly tells the story of what the beach means.”

It is not uncommon to find Margaret Gerding sketching at the beach, marsh grasses, or the wetland waterways. Since her move to Cape Porpoise, she spends more and more time surrounded by the area’s beauty.

 

“I no longer have to travel from Massachusetts to Maine to paint. Instead, I am immersed daily in the area of my greatest inspiration,” says Gerding. “It is a place where nature provides a lifetime of exploration and study.  I had the good fortune of vacationing here every summer as a child. I grew up wandering in the marshes, exploring the greenness and the vast skies. It was a puzzle to traverse the waterways, an escape. Now, it’s home.”

The two pieces above are from Gerding’s 2021 Summer Show. Below are more details regarding the show itself.

This show runs from Saturday, August 14, to Thursday, September 2. Shows on Maine Art Hill opens at 10 AM every day. Don’t forget the Artist Reception from 5 PM to 7 PM opening day at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. Both Margaret Gerding and Craig Mooney will be in attendance. FMI call 207-967-0049 or visit www.maine-art.com/shows.

To see the show in its entirety, including the 360-degree virtual tour, click here.

Preview opens Wednesday, July 21. Virtual Tour is available on the evening of Friday, August 13.

To see our complete collection of Gerding’s works, click below

Margaret Gerding –  Artist Page

To read more about her process, inspiration, and background, click below.

Margaret Gerding – Insights and Stories

 

 

 

 

 

Knowing When to Loosen Up – Artist Insights from Craig Mooney

Artist Craig Mooney takes the time to share a bit of insight into a few of his new pieces for his summer show, SKY at Shows on Maine Art Hill.

“When I was thinking about this new body of work, two things stood out initially. First, I was painting newer versions of much older, more abstracted pieces,” explains Mooney. “Second, sometime after at least a decade of my work tightening up, I’m loosening up again. Corse brush strokes, less definition, a build-up of surfaces. It feels fresh again.