The first layer or two of his current work is acrylic. He works quickly and easily. It comes naturally. Once the painting is in a “good place”, he switches to oils and continues building texture, adding and removing loosely applied layers of color before finally defining focal points of the painting with crisp, graphic lines. The end result being something different and interesting.
“Many of my new landscape pieces are more atmospheric. With this a bit of the whimsy is lost as it moves more toward realism,” says Witbeck. “This collection started as a commission piece that was 48x 48. Once completed, I needed more.”
Glass Artist Richard Remsen shares a little insight into his work. Don’t forget to check out the fall show featuring Remson’s work, along with 3 other Maine Art Hill artists at the 14 Western Avenue gallery. Open every day at 10 am. Saturday, August 31 to September 26.
Richard Remsen, David Witbeck, Ellen Welch Granter, and David Riley Peterson are featured in a three-week-long show, beginning Saturday, August 31 and running through September 26 at The Gallery on Maine Art Hill at 14 Western Avenue in Kennebunk. The public is welcome to enjoy the Artist Reception on Saturday evening, August 31, from 5-7 pm. FMI 207-967-2803 or maine-art.com. Galleries are open every day at 10 am.
“My boys joined the swim team this year. Therefore I spent a lot of time poolside. I want to keep digging into this theme and examine it more,” says Matthews. “ There is so much fascinating stuff at swim meets. I quickly became interested in capturing these moments.”
Whether you are a local or a visitor, spending time in this area produces an emotional connection and energy. Be it in a single wave or an entire span of beach, Matthews captures that connection, and it brings her work to life.
Through the use of vibrant coloring and rigorously constructed compositions, I strive to compose paintings that conjure up an immediate visual impact, one that slowly gives way to engage with the detail and structure implicit in each painting.
Next year’s show schedule is set, and we couldn’t wait to share the excitement with all of you. We know how quickly summer calendars fill up, so be sure to pencil us in.
Maine is famous for seascapes, skies, and sunlight, and no visit to the coast is complete without them. On Saturday, May 26, Maine artist Holly Ready and Maine Art Hill celebrate all three with the upcoming show at The Gallery on 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk. This is a one-woman show of Ready’s most recent work and features the most amazing skies of summer. We open Saturday, May 26 and run through Saturday, June 16. We will kick off the show with Ready’s Artist Reception from 5 pm – 7 pm Saturday, May 26.
Kennebunk, ME, February 23, 2018 – After 20 years in business in the Kennebunks, Maine Art Paintings & Sculpture is opening a collection of seven micro galleries on Chase Hill Road representing high-quality artists and artisans. Launching in May, the custom framing and print shop will occupy one of the studios, while five spaces are reserved for annual renters and one for rotating weekly pop-ups.