Featured Artist, Jeff Fioravanti is the guest artist for Pop Up beginning Tuesday, September 18 through Monday, September 24. Read on to learn more about his inspiration, his process, and his work. September 18 to September 24 “Painting today, to preserve the past, for tomorrow!” This is my mission, it is my inspiration. It is what… Read more »
My main motivation behind my work is making connections with people. I love to talk about my work and to hear how it may affect someone. I am a self-taught artist. I use wooden panels that I put together myself. When I am working on a piece I use multiple layers of paint.
Primarily, my work focuses on “treescapes” and the never-ending inspiration provided by Maine and New England forests—I liken my paintings as orchestrations of visual music, much like jazz which is different from more formalized concepts of music. My paintings are invented as they proceed, and as each portion of the composition comes forward on a moment by moment basis, the components are random and abstract, yet consciously orchestrated—the growth of a living forest works in much the same way.
Kristine’s paintings are a mix of realistic and whimsical, with a deep overlapping of colors, creating rich and vibrant works of art. Well placed patterns are used to guide the visual journey through the artwork and although no people are ever seen in her paintings there are hints of them throughout giving a sense of their strong and independent nature.
I also try to accentuate the features I see with each piece through the bold use of color, and creation of texture through purposeful brushstrokes. My work is definitely whimsical in nature, which is what I strive for. At the end of the day, I want to create work that spreads joy and makes people happy.
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.
My work, although abstract is directly inspired by the natural world. Other, perhaps more subtle artistic influences include stone age cave painting, nautical charts, Baroque art, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Although I strive for a finished piece, the beauty for me is in the process of making art.
Vinegar Hill Music Theater is celebrating summertime Sundays by hosting Sunday Chill at the Hill. This wonderful music venue is less than five miles from Maine Art Hill. Each Sunday at 3 o’clock.
Join us to celebrate the growth of Maine Art in The Kennebunks. POP UP is one of six new galleries at Studios on Maine Art Hill, our brand new micro gallery space. POP UP features guest artists & artisans on a weekly rotating basis. To learn about each visiting artist or set of artists click their links below. Open 10 am daily. 5 Chase Hill Road Kennebunk, Maine.
Featured Artist, Lauren Kendrick Sleat is the guest artist for Pop Up beginning Tuesday, December 4 to Monday, December 10. Read on to learn more about her inspiration, her process, and her work. December 4 to December 10 My artwork falls into two main categories. In the first category, I use issues of class,… Read more »