I painted this dory in third grade,” laughs Mooney. “It’s funny that I am still painting it. I am always trying to reimagine or revisit it.”
“I’m trying to work both sides of the room for this series of work. Some of the work is more detailed than I typically do, and some are more abstract,” explains Mooney. “What ties them together is the need for the painting to have some drama and mystery.”
“My new show was created as a large body of work related to new directions and areas of inspiration,” says artist Craig Mooney. “Borrowing from themes of British romantic seascapes- I’m working to recast them as a northern New England idyllic coastal piece.”
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“I love my studio in Vermont, but with all the time I spend in Kennebunk, and the weekends I spend with family on Cape Cod, I have become a ‘coastal painter.’ I am not sure when it happened, but it is part of who I am now,” says Mooney.
When two artists come together to celebrate summer in Maine, the sky is the limit, or in this case, the subject. Summer skies are a stunning part of Augusts in Maine, and no two artists recreate them better than Craig Mooney and Margaret Gerding.
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. 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.
“Horizons, vistas, and even cloud formations, these parts of nature drift above the sea and over buildings. Yet, they are still affixed to the earth, grounded,” explains Mooney. “To me, each is our personal lighthouses, our own beacons.”
The 2021 Summer Show Schedule is set, and we couldn’t wait to share the excitement with all of you. We know how quickly summer calendars fill up, so be sure to pencil us in.
“I imbue these semi-abstract renderings of place with universal emotions. These works are meant to bring peace to those who view them,” Mooney shares. “They are a gentle reminder that life goes on and assure that there is cosmos amid this chaos.”