This is a family quartet of artists: mother, father, daughter, and daughter-in-law. Visit this excellent show full of Maine-inspired work and enlightened creativity. Open at Maine Art Hill on 14 Western Ave. Kennebunk, Maine. August 31 – September 14.
These three female artists are coming together to celebrate the fall with Maine Art Hill. A trio that compliments but does not compete is a beautiful blend of color, texture, and light.
“Creation is personal. Going public is terrifying. Allowing others to see the “cool” of the creation and desire a piece must be euphoric, unforgettable, but, again, terrifying. I lean towards rust, debris, and the unwanted, and when they all collaborate, the outcome is a piece that stands on its own.”
It’s not only the trees expecting pops of color. As our summer season winds down, our fall pop-ups begin. It is a time for new, fun, and exciting artists to celebrate cooler nights, colorful days, and beautiful art. Beginning August 31 Maine Art Hill welcomes back our Fall Pop-Up series. Each gallery on The Hill will be hosting a different Pop-Up during the fall season. All right here in Kennebunk, Maine. Click to learn more.
As a painter, I use oil paint almost exclusively. I loved it at age three when I got into my father’s paints and saw the hardwood floor and my body as perfect vehicles for expression. If I close my eyes, I still hear my mother’s scream. That introduction has stayed with me. Today I love pushing and pulling oil paint around my canvas. Expressive, abstract explorations of the landscape excite me, particularly that of New England and Maine’s coast.
My process begins with “wood hunting”: I seek the unusual and the imperfect. Often rejected by large-scale wood processors, these characteristics show how art can be produced within an organic, natural environment. I view myself as a custodian of this natural art. I focus on creating designs that bring this natural art into people’s homes.
Art Guild of the Kennebunks has approximately 60 juried artist members representing various visual arts mediums, including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpting, textile art, and mixed media.
When October comes to Maine, confetti-like leaves and frosted pumpkins find their way into everyone’s hearts and minds. The colors red, orange, and yellow often take center stage, but not for John Spain and Maine Art Hill. For Spain and many of his staff and artists, it’s all about The Pink.
As for the piece…art is about a connection, an immediate, this is it. I had that immediate wow factor.
Winslow primarily does most of his pottery working on the wheel and uses multiple methods to add texture and design to many of his shapes.
“I have explored many firing and glazing options,” says Winslow. “Currently, I mostly fire to cone 5/6 and consistently use glazes certified as food safe.”