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.”
Some of us chose our favorite works for very personal connections, others for color palette or composition, and still others for technique and skill.
Studios on Maine Art Hill at 5 Chase Hill Rd will be transformed into a traditional Bavarian Christmas Market. Browse works by fine artists and craftspeople and enjoy traditional beverages, snacks, and music! It Opens from December 2 through December 13. Open every day except Wednesdays.
“I started doing pottery many years ago in my college years,” shares Winslow. “The world of work distracted my art and pottery output for several years. It wasn’t until later that I was able to get back to my arts and crafts interest. Now they are primary in my life.”
My style tends to be figurative with impressionistic touches, usually showing close up compositions with just enough detail to reveal the subject. I have concentrated on Maine–themed images and fresh fruits and vegetables because I like the idea of the life they represent.
We have approximately 60 juried artist members representing various visual arts mediums, including painting, photography, printmaking, sculpting, textile art, and mixed media.
I draw inspiration from my surroundings, the same small Maine village of my childhood summers for most of my career. I have always been drawn to color in the landscape, chasing red in a sea of blue, burnt umber in a field of green.
After retiring from a career in higher education, I decided to indulge my interest in photography. I found my professional skills in theater..directing, set design, and light design, translated well over the visual art of photography. My focus has been primarily on landscape, cityscape, and seascape, but I have also developed an unexpected fondness for wildlife photography.