“I had just finished this plein air sketch in an hour. Compared to my studio work that I had spent hours on, it just blew them away. There was no comparison,” says LeCours. “The plein air work had more energy, more vitality. It was more real than the studio work. Because it had come from a three-dimensional world and I was reacting to the elements, even the wind, it had more life. It had all fed into my creativity.”
“I decided to rent a cabin at Wolf’s Neck Woods State Park in June to work on my September show. I booked their senior cabin and off I went,” shares Bigbee. “I invited my friend and artist Ingunn Joergensen, and we escaped to a slice of heaven for a while.”
Capturing and celebrating the colors of Maine is one of the prime desires of a New England artist. It is both a skill and a talent artists Claire Bigbee, Ingunn Joergensen and John LeCours share. This talented trio is featured for three weeks at Shows on Maine Art Hill opening September 1. The artists will attend an opening reception at 10 Chase Hill on Saturday, September 1 from 5 – 7 PM. When three artists together are group together, there needs to be a sense of cohesiveness, a thread that weaves through and connects. For this show, it is color.
“Paths, trees, branches, color, light, air, open space, water,” says Liz Hoag, “we have it all here in Maine.”
What happens when three amazing artists come together in one place? A celebration of beauty, fun, and a place loved by so many—Maine. Shows on Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk is hosting a three-artist show, featuring the works of painters Trip Park, Liz Hoag, and Janis Sanders. Work is on display for three weeks, beginning… Read more »
For over five years now we here at Maine Art Hill have represented artist Jeffrey Fitzgerald. A local boy who lives in York, his abstract pieces represent the life and time spent near the water’s edge. When the river meets the ocean, there is a tumultuous ebb and flow of life. Fitzgerald celebrates that turmoil… Read more »
Everything Wahlrab does is to support an ever-deepening connection with the pulse of nature. This is seen as well as felt when spending time with her work. “I feel the landscape reveals all of life and since that includes us, is healing beyond understanding,” explains Wahlrab. In this last year, she evolved into focusing in on the flowers, even more so to the magic the flowers hold. “Who does not love flowers?” Wahlrab asks. “They make our hearts sing, and when our hearts sing, we are our very best selves.”
One statement, shared by Kinkead, perfectly conveys the thoughts of all three artists and the gallery as a collective group. “The pieces in this show are moments of stillness and movement… all inspired by patterns and events over this past year.”
There is no better way to celebrate summer than to be on or near the water. With that comes boat trips and harbor wandering. Both David Witbeck and Bethany Harper Williams have captured the love of each but in very different ways.
“The color palette is unlike anything else I have ever done,” says Witbeck. “It started out with a bright blue sky with fluffy clouds, following my same traditional color scheme. Then something happened.”