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.”
Paths, trees, branches, color, light, air, open space, water; we have it all here in Maine. Whether it’s looking up at trees in our suburban neighborhoods, driving down country highways, or walking trails to the lakes, streams, and sea, we have a visual peace and quiet within reach. We can find calm and beauty right along the road almost anywhere in Maine.
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.
Liz Hoag | Off the Trail #2 | Acrylic on Canvas | 24″ X 24″ | $1600 Liz Hoag | Off the Trail #1 | Acrylic on Canvas | 18″ X 18″ | $1000 “Off the Trail is my favorite piece in the gallery right now,” shares artist Liz Hoag. “It really reminds me of a… Read more »