Spring Arrivals 2022 – Karen McManus

Karen McManus

2022 Spring Arrivals

These are the four newest spring arrivals from artist Karen McManus. We are featuring these four amazing works this week, April 4-10. Click the link below to find the details on each of these pieces. Any or all of these paintings purchased this week are subject to free shipping*.

It is the juxtaposition of light that inspires Karen’s realistic works. Each painting is an individual mental puzzle to be worked through. Combining realistic detail with the imagery created by color and light gives each painting a life of its own. Her miniatures offer a microscopic view of the broader vision surrounding us. Painting in Maine presents an ongoing drama of incredible landscapes and seascapes in just about any weather imaginable.

To see all available work from Karen McManus, click the link below.

Karen McManus-  ARTIST PAGE

To read more insights from Karen McManus, click the link below.

Karen McManus – INSIGHTS AND STORIES

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Spring Arrivals 2022 – Ryan Kohler

Ryan Kohler

2022 Spring Arrivals

These are the two newest spring arrivals from artist Ryan Kohler. We are featuring these two unique paintings this week, March 28 – April 3. Click the link below to find the details on each of these pieces. Any or all of these paintings purchased this week are subject to free shipping*.

“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. An artist 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

To read more insights from Ryan Kohler, click the link below.

Ryan Kohler – INSIGHTS AND STORIES

Ryan also has a collection of videos.

Ryan Kohler –  VIDEOS

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Spring Arrivals – Susan Bennett 2022

Susan Bennett

2022 Spring Arrivals

These are the four newest spring arrivals from artist Susan Bennett. We are featuring these four amazing paintings this week, March 28 – April 3. Click the link below to find the details on each of these pieces. Any or all of these paintings purchased this week are subject to free shipping*.

Susan Bennett is one of the talented artists at The Works, one of six galleries at Studios on Maine Art Hill. She is an accomplished sculptor who has always called Maine home. Working mainly with steel and carbon steel she creates abstract sculptures representing her views of nature.

Artistically, I have focused on material that I understand on a technical level. Steel and stainless steel are heavy, solid materials. My intent has been to dispel these impressions, giving the metal qualities of motion and weightlessness. This study, somewhat subversive to the traditional treatment of this mean material, transforms it into a sculpture that gives consideration to an integrated and instinctive process.

To see all available work from Susan Bennett, click the link below.

Susan Bennett-  ARTIST PAGE

To read more insights from Susan Bennett, click the link below.

Susan Bennett – INSIGHTS AND STORIES

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Spring Arrivals – Liz Hoag 2022

Liz Hoag

2022 Spring Arrivals

These are the three newest spring arrivals from artist Liz Hoag. We are featuring these three amazing paintings this week, March 21 – 27. Click the link below to find the details on each of these pieces. Any or all of these paintings purchased this week are subject to free shipping*.

“In all of my work, the light is critical to the feeling.” After taking photographs on walks around her neighborhood or local trails, Liz returns to her studio. This is where the magic happens. Starting with a dark canvas or negative space, she builds up by adding light. The result is a stained glass image that is both abstract and representational.

Paths, trees, branches, color, light, air, open space, water; we have it all here in Maine. We have a visual peace and quiet within reach, whether it’s looking up at trees in our suburban neighborhoods, driving down country highways, or walking trails to the lakes, streams, and sea. We can find calm and beauty right along the road almost anywhere in Maine.

To see all available work from Liz Hoag, click the link below.

Liz Hoag-  ARTIST PAGE

To read more insights from Liz Hoag, click the link below.

Liz Hoag – INSIGHTS AND STORIES

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Spring Arrivals 2022 – Ellen Welch Granter

Ellen Welch Granter

2022 Spring Arrivals

These are the four newest spring arrivals from artist Ellen Welch Granter. We are featuring these four amazing little 12 x 12 paintings this week, March 21 – 27. Click the link below to find the details on each of these pieces. Any or all of these paintings purchased this week are subject to free shipping*.

 

“I get inspiration from many sources, including the changing colors, patterns, and atmospheres of the landscape around me and the random idea generator that is my imagination. In each painting, I am searching for an elegant balance of spare compositions over large fields of luminous color. When observing everyday subjects such as shells, I try to pay attention to the small spaces between them and the abstract patterns created by their characteristic colors.” -Ellen Welch Granter.

 

 

To see all these pieces and other available work from Ellen Welch Granter, click the link below.

Ellen Welch Granter-  ARTIST PAGE

To read more insights from Ellen Welch Granter, click the link below.

Ellen Welch Granter – INSIGHTS AND STORIES

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Spring is Almost Here and That Means 2022 Spring Arrivals!

 

Spring is upon us once again, thank goodness, and we at Maine Art Hill are aware our visitors are ready to open windows and enjoy the sunshine. Two years ago, we began a campaign called Spring Arrivals. This campaign has been so successful it is now part of our yearly calendar.

The longer, darker, colder winter days are when artists are at their best. They create, paint, sculpt and find inspiration in the craziest of places. However, when spring comes,  it holds a different kind of excitement. It means it’s time to bring all the newly created pieces to the gallery, and experience tells us these paintings and sculptures represent some of the most impressive works.

So once again, we invite you to share in the excitement.

Spring Arrivals

Every Monday, beginning March 21,  we will send everyone on our email list a note. This email will feature two to three artists and their new “Spring Arrivals”  and will continue through May, featuring different artists each week.

You can also follow along on Facebook and Instagram. Watch for social media posts on  Mondays and Thursdays highlighting the week’s 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 which artists are participating that week! BTW…the link is on the bottom right of our home page.

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram.

*Shipping is free in the contiguous United States. However, there may be occasions where delivery may be a more viable option.

Ryan Kohler Solo Show 2022

Ryan Kohler

August 13 – Sept 8

MAINE ART HILL

Maine Art Hill, Kennebunk. Maine

Ryan Kohler is one of the newest artists to join Maine Art Hill. In just a few years, he has established a serious following. Clients come from all over to see his latest works, and they rarely stay with us long before shipping them off to their forever homes.

His process has evolved over the time Kohler has been with us, and it has been a genuinely fascinating endeavor to watch the progress.

“My process is evolving a little bit. The main meat and potatoes of my work are still painting and continue to be acrylic paint, but I’m starting to incorporate the use of tape and markers and objects,” Kohler explains. “I’m 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. As far as the addition of papers, each of his recent pieces demonstrates different levels of this aspect. Some are more extreme than others. In addition, these pieces are even more interesting in person. Seen from close up provides a different experience than from a distance—all the more reason to visit the gallery. We have several new works from Kohler that are sure to show you what to expect from his summer show.

 

Until then, be sure to mark your calendars and plan a wander up to The Gallery at The Grand at 1 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk, Maine.

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

Ryan Kohler –  ARTIST PAGE

To read more insights from Ryan Kohler, click the link below.

Ryan Kohler – INSIGHTS AND STORIES

Ryan also has a collection of videos, including Secretly.

Ryan Kohler –  VIDEOS

30th Anniversary Opening Show 2022

30th Anniversary

3 Views of ME

June 4 – June 30

The Show Gallery

Maine Art Hill, Kennebunk. Maine

Owner John Spain first arrived in Kennebunk to open a small print and frame shop thirty years ago. Thirty years! We can hardly believe it ourselves.

Ten Artists. Three Pieces Each. Thirty Reasons to Celebrate.

We knew we had to do something big to celebrate thirty incredible years of growth and success. How about bringing ten of Maine Art Hill’s well-loved artists together for one show that is sure to be the most fabulous season opener we have seen. 

Each artist delivers three pieces of never before shown work, a 36″ x 48″ vertical or horizontal, a 30-inch square, and a 24-inch square. With these guidelines in place, there is something for everyone.

To add another twist and to honor the spirit of our traditional Choice Show, we have decided to keep the “voting” aspect of our Show Gallery opening event. We have asked each artist to select a Maine charity. Follow along on Facebook to find out how to vote for your favorite and help earn $1000 to an artist’s favorite local charity.

Craig Mooney

David Witbeck

Margaret Gerding

Community Outreach Services

 

William B. Hoyt

Maine Conservation Alliance

 

Bethany H Williams

Janis H Sanders

Ellen W Granter

Liz Hoag

Claire Bigbee

Muscular Dystrophy Association

 

Ingunn M Joergensen

SHOW LINK COMING SOON

To see all of the available works for these artists, click here.

To read more about any of our artists, check out our blog by clicking here.

Third Time is the Charm – Bethany Harper Willliams and David Witbeck Summer Show

David Witbeck &  Bethany Harper Williams

Bethany Harper Williams & David Witbeck

The third Try is the Charm

August 27 – Sept 15

Shows on Maine Art Hill

10 Chase Hill Rd, Kennebunk, Maine

This two-person show is closing out the 2022 summer season for Shows on Maine Art Hill. This is the third time these two talented artists are showing together. The first two were so successful and were such a great pairing we couldn’t help but do it again. So if you plan to be in or around the Kennebunks for Labor Day weekend or into September, add this colorful Maine-centric show to your schedule.

Both artists have been with Maine Art for more than a few years, and their works are in demand year-round. We carry a wonderful selection from each at our main gallery on 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk, if you can’t wait until the end of summer to get in on the fun.

Below is a little bit about each artist and links to learn more about them and see what works we currently have. The Gallery on 14 Western Ave is open Thursday to Monday from 10-5 during February and check back for more hours as the weather warms up. When in doubt, please call 207-967-2803 or email [email protected] for more information.

 

Bethany Harper Williams, an oil painter who splits her time between New York, and Biddeford Pool, continues to capture the beaches and harbors at their very best.

“I love the Maine landscape and all it has to offer, from a physical perspective as well as a visual perspective,” says Harper Williams. “The beautiful beaches and water provide us an area to play and create wonderful memories. They also provide me with the inspiration to capture these memories and make them last forever.”

David Witbeck

Witbeck has exceptional talent, a unique eye, and unconditional love for coastal life. His canvases are full of characters from working fishing villages and harbor towns. He captures the fabulous personality of the lobsterman and the sarcastic sass of the seagull while maintaining the charm and appeal of New England. He has an appreciation for their hard work and their humor. “I’m most pleased when my paintings evoke smiles. Humor is an element too often missing in art,” says Witbeck. Living and working the Maine coast takes a sense of humor.  This is evident in the subjects of his paintings.

We encourage you to add these dates to your calendar and hope to see you this summer!

See our complete collection of each artist’s work by clicking the links below.

Bethany Harper Williams – Artist Page

David Witbeck – Artist Page

To read more about each of these artists, click the links below

Bethany Harper Williams – Insights and Stories

David Witbeck – Insights and Stories

Ellen Granter – A Save the Date Summer Show Must

 

 

 

If you plan a trip to Kennebunk, Maine, this July, and August, be sure to add the Ellen Granter Solo Summer Show to your busy calendar. This one-woman show begins on July 16 and runs until August 11. Granter has been a part of numerous shows on Maine Art Hill, but it has been quite some time since she has done a solo.  If you can’t wait until then, be sure to visit us at the gallery this winter or anytime, virtually.

“I get inspiration from many sources, including the changing colors, patterns, and atmospheres of the landscape around me, the excitement of watching birds in the wild, and the random idea generator that is my imagination. In each painting, I am searching for an elegant balance of spare compositions over large fields of luminous color,” shares Granter. “When observing everyday subjects such as sparrows, I try to pay attention to the small spaces between them and the abstract patterns that are created by their characteristic movements.”

For Granter, there is excitement while watching birds, or really anything, in the wild. Her paintings express this desire to create beautiful and pure images. When viewing her works, that same excitement comes through.

Be sure to mark your calendars and plan a wander up to Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk, Maine.

To read more about Ellen’s process and past – Ellen Welch Granter – Insights and Stories.

To see Ellen’s entire collection – Ellen Welch Granter  – Artist Page.