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.
We love it when our artists take a few minutes to explain exactly what it is they do. Artist Kathy Ostrander Roberts breaks down how she works and how the magic happens. Click the link to watch.
Through layering and sculpting of the medium, I create depth and intrigue. I hope to spark memories and longings for Maine’s rugged shores in the hearts and eyes of the viewer.
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.
John, our fearless leader, is going to hang a piece of Kathy Ostrander Roberts’ artwork in each window. Two face the parking lot at the front of the building and one large window facing our parking lot at the back of the building. Each of these windows can be viewed from your car or can be approached for a better more detailed view.
Kathy is one of our artists that encourages viewers to touch the surface of her work. Each has a texture that begs a touch. Plus, it feels a little naughty to run your hands across the surface, like a small child doing something you probably shouldn’t be doing. With the multitude of layers and the process Kathy uses, it is completely safe.
Kathy is known for her encaustic work. Wax, pigment, a blowtorch….sounds perfect. Yet, even with such an intriguing and unique medium, Kathy still pushes herself to experiment and create in new and exciting ways.
“Having worked for years in dry pigment in the form of pastels, I find using a blow torch very freeing compared to paint. It is not only rhythmical but can be meditative as well. The outcome is never certain, and the result is always engaging.”
”Encaustic paint is created by combining beeswax, resin, and pigment with heat. This ancient medium has been around since the fifth century with a renaissance of followers in the last decade,” explains Ostrander Roberts. “It is unlike any art ever experienced. I encourage viewers to touch the surface. It has a texture that begs a touch.”
Shows on Maine Art Hill welcomes the community to a free Artist Reception on Saturday, August 10 from 5 – 7 pm to kick off this three-week-long show. Meet the artists and share in the beauty they have come together to create. Shows on Maine Art Hill at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. FMI 207-967-0049 or www.maine-art.com