Autumn is upon us, and we at Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk, Maine, know visitors are changing their shopping habits as the weather gets cooler, and we all start to snuggle in. We thought, “What better way to connect with you than having our well-loved artists share their own favorites things.” More specifically, their favorite piece of their own art from their Maine Art Hill collection. Click here to learn more from Maine Art Hill Fall Favorite artists from Week Five. Janis H. Sanders, Ingunn Milla Joergensen, and Lee Gordon.
“The painting experience is a process in its truest and simplest sense. In this case, give, assess, and give again,” says artist Janis Sanders. ” In some instances, nearly simultaneously, an action of small gestures, each one often unintentionally, perhaps subconsciously or instinctually, setting the stage for the next gesture, stage, step, or action.”
“Whether stated with traditional painting materials and methods in traditional applications, stretched to the edges in abstraction, abstract expressionism or even minimalism, the representation of the artist’s experience is, of course, rendered through the filter of that artist’s being, experiential and instinctual, combined, mixed and balanced,” explains Sanders.
“My paintings begin long before any paint is applied to the canvas or panel on the easel. I always begin with a question,” shares artist Janis H. Sanders. “What do I love about Maine?” Click to find out.
In the words of Theodore Roosevelt, “Comparison is the thief of joy.” With two side-by-side show galleries and two opening shows happening on the same weekend, nothing could be more true.
Two Maine Art Hill artists arrive for Week Eight of Spring Arrivals. Below you will see a thumbnail of each piece. Click to make it larger. Works from these two artists are available online and at the main gallery at 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk. Come by or call 207-967-2803. Links to their artist’s pages, where you can see all their work are at the bottom. Janis Sanders and Claire Bigbee.
Three Maine Art Hill artists arrive for Week Two of Spring Arrivals. Below you will see a thumbnail of each piece. Click to make it larger. Works from these three artists are available online and at the main gallery at 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk. Come by or call 207-967-2803. Click the link to learn which artists are!
We are not surprised in any way to learn Sanders has been recognized. More so, we want to help him along a bit more. With this, we are asking you to take a moment and give him your vote. All the links and information are a click away.
“Why is it that looking at old photos, the older they are, the younger you look?” laughs Janis Sanders when talking about creating new work. The relationship between painting and photography is tight—the more unique the artwork, the older the artist, and the more experience and skill we see come through in paint. “The common… Read more »
“In my new process, the doors opened to experimentation with new colors, new color mixes, new color combinations, and bold, unusual perspectives,” shares artist Janis Sanders. “Daring. I was daring myself, daring the paint.”