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The Small Works show is being held on the first floor of The Gallery at 14 Western Ave. It is a lovely collection of smaller works including a variety of pieces by Liz Hoag, Bethany Harper Williams, Rick Hamilton, Ingunn Milla Joergensen, & Alex Dunwoodie.
We are hoping that everyone has enjoyed the festival of family and friends called Thanksgiving. We here at the galleries are so fortunate and incredibly grateful. We hope each of you celebrated and are using the next few days to rest before the Christmas Prelude 2019 begins next week, December 5th.
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.