🎼 It’s the Most Wonderful Time…On Maine Art Hill 🎶 It’s the 41st Annual Christmas Prelude in the Kennebunks where Santa will arrive by lobster boat and the twinkling lights, garlands and mistletoe await our yuletide gatherings and merriment. Be sure to visit Maine Art Hill this year for more Prelude cheer. We have a… Read more »
Every Tuesday, beginning on November 3rd, an email will be sent to everyone on our email lists. This email will feature three artists and their particular “Fall Favorite.” This continues through December 15th. Also, watch for social media posts on Facebook and Instagram on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays during this time to highlight individual artists of the week.
“I am playing with many ideas, but there is always a tremendous debt to Alexander Calder,” says sculptor Mark Davis. “His love of playfulness, movement, and spatial relationships are the foundation of what I do.”
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.
Fitzgerald is always stopping the water from breaching the dam with color. So he holds back, reserving with a limit. “Summer Silver Morning has just enough working brushstrokes, patterns that employ emotional charge and describe the landscape,” explains Fitzgerald. “It has color that’s evocative but local. I am building from life.”
“Why is it that looking at old photos, the older they are, the younger you look?” laughs Janis Sanders when talking about creating new work. The relationship between painting and photography is tight—the more unique the artwork, the older the artist, and the more experience and skill we see come through in paint. “The common… Read more »
Click PLAY to watch this 7-minute video and learn more about sculptor Mark Davis and his process. Davis is represented year-round at Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk, Maine. However, his show at The Gallery on Maine Art Hill runs from September 24 to October 13 at 14 Western Ave. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE SHOW… Read more »
“These two talented men capture movement in very different ways,” John Spain, owner of the gallery, says. “Fitzgerald uses acrylic paint on canvas to create the illusion of movement with broad strokes and organic shape. Where Davis bends and shapes metal to form three-dimensional mobiles that not only move with the slightest breeze but also have a feeling of flow that is felt even in stillness.”
“In my new process, the doors opened to experimentation with new colors, new color mixes, new color combinations, and bold, unusual perspectives,” shares artist Janis Sanders. “Daring. I was daring myself, daring the paint.”
“People often tell me my work is happy or that it makes them smile. That is truly a reflection of me,” shares Williams. “I am in my happy place when I am painting, especially when I am painting memories of Maine.”