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“Another returning theme is the nest. They are fascinating constructions on their own, so strong and fragile,” explains Joergensen, “Still, they also awake a feeling of being safe and surrounded. We all need that.”
All you need to do is walk through the doors of 10 Chase Hill Road to feel everything Joergensen describes. The walls whisper soft words of comfort and calm.
“The community of people I met from all over the world was an unexpected surprise. I left with five paintings and a feeling of solitude, nourishment, and peace,” smiles Bigbee. “I will go back again and again to paint the magic of Star Island and the Shoals. And, of course, watch the breathtaking sunrises and sunsets in a comfy rocking chair.”
“Both Joergensen and Bigbee joined the gallery at the same time. They live locally and share a common love of Maine,” says gallery owner John Spain. “Over time, not only have they grown as artists, they have grown into friends. It is not uncommon for Bigbee and Joergensen to travel to remote locations for an artist retreat. They often share ideas and inspiration as they paint side by side, seeing the same landscape, each painting their vision.”
The beauty of the Maine landscape, the constantly changing elements, and the ocean are a never-ending source of inspiration for all of Joergensen’s art and design work. “It is the little things that catch my attention, a piece, a fragment, a texture, a thought, a word. Sometimes taking it all in is so much, it is almost overwhelming,” Igunn shares. “One little shell tells the story of the ocean. A piece of wood tells the story of lived life. Beauty is found in the most unexpected places.”