Maine artist Ryan Kohler shares his thoughts on Half Full, a new piece for the 9th Annual Choice Art Show on Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk, Maine.
Maine artist Ryan Kohler shares his thoughts on A Joy, a new piece for the 9th Annual Choice Art Show on Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk, Maine.
Maine artist Ryan Kohler shares his thoughts on By Heart, a new piece for the 9th Annual Choice Art Show on Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk, Maine.
As the 9th Annual Choice Show gets underway, we are excited to share more video footage from Dina Gardner. She shares her inspiration for working every day and for the 9th Annual Choice Art Show in Kennebunk, Maine.
This is the ninth year for the Choice Art Show, and, as always, the art that fills this show stays true to the charm and appeal of the area. However, as you all know, times are changing, and we are doing our best to change with them.
The People’s Choice is all up to you. By casting your vote for your favorite piece from each artist, you decide the seven paintings that will display the title of PEOPLE’S CHOICE. Each and every artist represented in the show is one of the very best up and coming artists in the area. You can trust that no matter which piece you choose, many others will be in complete agreement.
“My name is Ryan Kohler and we are here in my studio in Skowhegan, Maine. This video will show you my process start to finish. Enjoy.”
Mindful scavenging insists that I step outside of myself to immerse in and study nature. Its beauty and the patterns found in every living or dormant thing, never cease to spark within me, a deep and soulful appreciation.
Primarily, my work focuses on “treescapes” and the never-ending inspiration provided by Maine and New England forests—I liken my paintings as orchestrations of visual music, much like jazz which is different from more formalized concepts of music. My paintings are invented as they proceed, and as each portion of the composition comes forward on a moment by moment basis, the components are random and abstract, yet consciously orchestrated—the growth of a living forest works in much the same way.