Three Rooms. Three Local Female Artists. One Fabulous Show Liz Hoag, Kathy Ostrander Roberts, and Jill Matthews July 2 – July 28 The Show Gallery 10 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk, Maine These three local women have come together for one fantastic show for Shows on Maine Art Hill at 10 Chase Hill in Kennebunk, Maine. All three… Read more »
No matter the medium, there is something for everyone. First, enjoy Liz Hoag’s acrylics as you walk through her woods. Next, celebrate using wax and a blow torch with Kathy Ostrander Roberts’s encaustics. Finally, relax and breathe deep with Jill Matthews and her ethereal oils.
For all three women, their jobs have provided a vehicle for what they need to grow and learn and find peace. This show exudes these feelings as one walks through each room. Weathr you do this physically or virtually this is show not to be missed.
This show begins on Saturday, July 2 at 10 AM with an opening reception with the artists from 5 to 7 PM at 10 Chase Hill Rd in Kennebunk. All are welcome. It will end on July 28. Shows are open daily, 10 AM to 5 PM. FMI maine-art.com or 967-0049.
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.
“I decided to work much larger for this show. It’s a bit of a challenge for me. I can’t focus on one spot of the canvas for too long. After all, it’s so large I have to constantly be backing up, taking in all in, and reworking things,” says Matthews. “I can move around a big piece differently than I can a smaller one. It’s free, but I still have to focus. So it’s a little mix of both.”
Looking at this collection as a body of work in front of me today, I feel subconsciously much of that desire for calm and solitude and familiar surroundings came through. I chose to go back to many of the themes and styles I have worked with in the past. Not recreating but reexamining. There was a comfort in that.
As with anything, art is a process, and my recent work represents how it has evolved. One of the hardest things as an artist is to find a voice in your work. I spent a long time focusing on replicating things that I saw rather than truly seeing them through an artistic eye. My work now is based on an initial idea or vision, I still will use some references in the process, but my most successful moments in painting happen when I lose that security and the work are coming from within. Adding, editing, allowing color interaction to happen, letting the painting take its own direction…that’s when I truly emerge as an artist.
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.
Natalie Lane, Director of Galleries and General Manager of Maine Art Hill, says, “The early August opening of the Matthews, Sanders, and Joergensen show, is one I have been looking forward to all summer. The contrasting landscapes and seascapes compositions and color palettes range from bold to ethereal. They take us all on a journey of the senses through New England, and it’s seacoast with all its incarnations.”