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.
“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.”
We are thrilled to tell you 100% of all ticket sales go right into the kitty to help these kiddos make their next steps easier. We can do this in large part to our two sponsors, DeLeo Group Realty and Edgecomb Pottery. Edgecomb Potters are opening their Maine Art Hill doors for the first season, and DeLeo Group Realty is showing off a brand new space. This is going to be one heck of a wingding.
Three amazing New England female artists start Week One of Spring Arrivals on Maine Art Hill. Works from these three artists are available online and at the main gallery at 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk. Come by or call 207-967-2803. Click the link 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.
“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.”
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.”
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.”
“This year, I have spent more time plein air painting. There have been days I have produced multiple paintings and days where I have returned to my studio only to wipe the canvas down,” shares artist Margaret Gerding, “However, every day outside is considered a success.”