“As always, painting is a comfort to me. It’s something that gives me a sense of peace and accomplishment when other parts of my life are chaotic. It is nice to have something stable when I’m in the middle of big transitions in my life. So for me, art is comfortable.”
Three Maine Art Hill artists arrive for Week Nine 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. Links to their artist’s pages, where you can see all their work are at the bottom. Liz Hoag, Ellen Welch Granter, and Alex Dunwoodie.
Three amazing New England female artists start Week One of Spring Arrivals on Maine Art Hill. 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 more.
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.
In all of my work, the light is critical to the feeling. After taking photographs on walks around her neighborhood or local trails, she returns to her studio. This is where the magic happens. Starting with a dark canvas or negative space, she builds up by adding light. The result is a stained glass image that is both abstract and representational.
“I also like to interact with local scenes; wooded paths, Maine’s beautiful coastline, or working waterfronts. Whether it’s a coastal scene or a woodland scene,” she explains. “I love the peace that my painting style brings.”
“I use the woods as a starting point for an abstract idea. Then, by intentionally cropping the view, I consciously retain a substantive structural focal point within the composition,” shares Hoag. “I use other elements that guide the audience to look around the space and return to the focal point. The forms from nature I choose to retain are weighted and colored in a way that makes the viewer feel sure of their footing, feel balanced, feel comfortable.”