Wade works exclusively in pastel; he is drawn to the intimacy of the chalk and the ease with which he can blend colors. The magic happens in his studio, a converted shed just off his main house. The studio, equipped with 15-foot ceilings and a house gutter to catch all the pastel dust, is set on 5 1/2 acres of farmland in Lyman, Maine, just a few miles from the Kennebunk farm on which he grew up.
Studios on Maine Art Hill at 5 Chase Hill Road Kennebunk. A collection of seven micro-galleries situated in the heart of the Kennebunk/Kennebunkport shopping area.
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.
With quite a bit of deliberation and the addition of new gallery spaces for Maine Art family, we have decided to open a gallery space that will be solely the home for all of our framing and prints. Maine Art Prints and Framing.
After her college years at St. Michaels College in Vermont where she not only earned her BA in Art but also played basketball for this small division 2 school. Even with her background in art she was drawn to the retail setting and was immediate management material. From apparel to art she has had experience with running and managing a small business. So when Natalie called, she was intrigued. At this time we don’t have any hoops schedule to be installed at the gallery, but we convinced her Maine Art was a place she could easily snuggle in and find a place for herself.
Maine Art Hill will be a collection of seven small micro-galleries. Each will have coastal cottage charm and feel that will become a home to area artists and skilled artisans, while keeping the house for ourselves, as the new home for Maine Art Custom Framing and Prints. There will be a small sculpture garden with benches and walkways throughout the property making this little space a lovely place to visit and shop.