Ellen Granter – Three Views of Maine

“When choosing three images for this show, I thought of how variable any day in Maine can be. Crystal clear, sunny, and hot one day, then foggy and mysterious the next. So I decided all three of my submissions could be beach-based and still represent how I see Maine.”

Spring Arrivals 2022 – Ellen Welch Granter

“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.

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… Read more »

Water – Four Artists, One Place, Endless Possibilities

Shows on Maine Art Hill welcomes all to visit and view their last summer show of the season. Saturday, September 4, is the opening of Water, a four-artist show featuring new works from William B. Hoyt, Ellen Welch Granter, Jill Matthews, and Kathy Ostrander Roberts.

The Therapeutic Power of Water – Artist Insights from Ellen Welch Granter

“Secretly…it is about the effect of light on the water. Sparkling or leaden, transparent or opaque, glossy or flat, the water’s surface is always mesmerizingly beautiful,” shares Granter. “I tried to convey the sense of peace that the water surface inspires with deeply saturated color fields. Of course, the birds are nearby.”

Spring Arrivals 2021 – Ellen Welch Granter

“As a group, I think this work will create an environment that transports a viewer to the shallow water at the beach,” says Granter. “They, the birds, are so much a part of the coastline here in Maine; it is a wonderful way to remind the locals and the tourists alike how integral they are to our landscape and charm.”

Save the Date – Summer of 2021 Schedule for Maine Art Hill

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.

Updates and Changes for Summer 2020 – It’s the Way We Roll

Like all businesses all over the world, across the country, and here in the Kennebunks, we have learned to adapt and change.  With the help of our artists, our clients, and our staff we have found incredible success during this time. Thanks to you all. With that said, we thought we would keep you updated… Read more »

Happiness in Color on Canvas – A Summer Show at Maine Art Hill

“The broad palette of color and layer upon layer of brush strokes make this show a breath of fresh air in itself,” says John Spain, owner of Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk. “All three artists have captured summer and Maine in paint. Three rooms, three artists. Each artist has a distinct and separate space at the gallery where they are featuring their new works, yet all three culminate into true coastal magic.”

Embracing Change -Insights from Artist Ellen Welch Granter

“These neon-bright moorings provide such a cool contrast to the foggy coastal air and seas. I love how they glow,” explains Granter. “They are as close to putting down roots as a lot of ocean-going people get. The mooring is home, a safe harbor, a lovely idea during tumultuous times.”