“I want my work to feel more like an experience,” says Kinkead. “I try to abstract things to a certain level that allows a viewer to enter the place, but leave room for their own story.”
One statement, shared by Kinkead, perfectly conveys the thoughts of all three artists and the gallery as a collective group. “The pieces in this show are moments of stillness and movement… all inspired by patterns and events over this past year.”
We love when our artists are able to visit the gallery and spend time with their show. There is nothing like walking into a gallery and having the chance to talk to the creator of a one of a kind piece of work. The sharing of insights and stories between client and artist cannot be replicated.
When an artist loves and is inspired by her subjects, the joy and passion is evident in the work. It emanates from the canvas and the room is filled. Beginning Memorial Day weekend, the entire first floor of Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture will be filled with the joy and passion of artist, Rebecca Kinkead.
When an artist loves and is inspired by her subjects the joy and passion is evident in the work. It emanates from the canvas and the room is filled. When you walk into Maine Art Shows it is immediately obvious Rebecca Kinkead loves her subjects and her art.
“I like to paint by feel. I am better able to search for the form on a larger canvas. I can really move the paint around and figure things out in a way that is much more difficult for me on a smaller canvas,” she says. “I want my work to have a physicality to it. It just feels better to me on a scale that is closer to life-size.”
We can’t wait to see the new work Rebecca produces during her weeks tucked away in this artist’s paradise. “ I have been given the gift of time and space,” says Kinkead. This is something many artist’s only dream about.
And so, Kinkead’s ‘Stella in the Wind’ series was created by trusting her gut. The piece Stella in the Wind is one of many of Kinkead’s children in her show at Maine Art. This same childhood trust and freedom is found in her Starry Night series. Pieces like Traveler, Starry Night and Wish, Starry Night bring back summer moments of staying up late and making wishes. Not only do we remember these moments, we want to relive them with our own children.
The nationally acclaimed paintings of Rebecca Kinkead have arrived in the Kennebunks. Her love of animals, children in motion, and the outdoors is celebrated in this one-woman show at Maine Art Shows in Kennebunk. Whether you are a collector, or viewing her work for the first time, this dynamic show is an intimate step into the heart of the artist.
“These paintings are an exploration of energy, transience and time; The residue of a fleeting moment; The seen, and unseen vibrations of a living being,” says Kinkead. Every word of this description rings true in Cannonball (Yellow and Blue). The motion is captured in the fragments of water which surround the child as the sunlight reflects on the splintered surface. There is no gender, no age. It is memory so many of us share; not only a moment from our childhood, but one we have recreated with our own children. It is timeless.