Witbeck and Williams Take Two – Back By Popular Demand

Starting on Saturday, July 24, at 10 AM, the gallery at 10 Chase Hill welcomes the public to view and purchase David Witbeck and Bethany Harper Williams’s work. These are stunning celebrations of color and summer.  Both artists will be at Shows on Saturday evening from 5 – 7 PM. They each are excited to share their process, inspiration, and new works. The Artist Reception is a free event.

Scenes from a Fisherman – Artist Insights from David Witbeck

‘Cloudscapes’ aren’t something Witbeck ever focused too much time on. Yet, like everything else, that has changed. Into the Light is one of those pieces where the clouds became the central focus of the piece. “I spent time working on the boat wake, motoring into the sunrise,” he says.  “It is a detail that needed to be added, but I was surprised at the difficulty of such a simple thing. It is a rarity that I paint a ‘pretty painting.’ With the brilliant yellow and the purple clouds, this one is indeed pretty.”

It’s Where You Look and How You See – Artist Insights from Bethany Harper Williams

“There are few things I tried to focus on as I worked on this show. I became much more aware of ‘from where’ and ‘how’ I looked at things. I found myself studying the same things from a different angle,” shares Bethany.  “ A great deal of the time, I tried to look beyond or past or through. Whether it was ordinary objects, house, people, or even shapes.”

Three Artists One Show – Bigbee, Bruson and Kohler in 2021

Maine Art Shows in Kennebunk describes summer in New England perfectly, but not in words, in paint.   This three artist show features the works of painters Claire Bigbee, Ryan Kohler, and Karen Bruson. It will run for three weeks, beginning July 3 at 10 AM. There is an opening artist reception, Saturday, August 12, from 5 to 7 PM. This is a wonderful time to meet the artists and enjoy these incredible works.

Interpretive Landscapes – Insights from Artist Claire Bigbee on her 2021 Show

The equanimity of using color creates energy or vibration that drives the eye all around the composition. Rather than using small brush strokes, I use bigger chunks of color expressing form more like an elastic or, as Hans Hoffman referred to in his theory of plasticity. The color relationships create depth a certain flatness versus modeling color through value.

Insights from Artist Karen Bruson 2021

We love it when artists share the little details of the paintings they create for a show. It’s a true privilege to have a bit of an inside scoop on the process and the inspiration.  We love these words from Karen Bruson regarding her present works at Shows on Maine Art Hill. “It’s a Beautiful… Read more »

The Traveling Artist – Insights from Artist Claire Bigbee 2021

I was stunned at this magnificent sight of rolling hills and eye-popping colors. I hadn’t ever heard of the blueberry barrens, so this was a real treat for me to paint. The wind kept blowing my easel down, so I finally gave in and painted the canvas on the ground. I spent the day there alone, soaking in the electric range of colors and absolute solitude. The barrens were more than I imagined and well worth the trip and funny moments that usually occur on a painting trip.

Moving from Dark to Light with COLOR – Artist Insights from Erika Manning

“When my world felt very small and was extremely turbulent and stressful, it also was winter in Maine. I desperately needed to bring the light back not only into my life but into others as well. It was all feeling like this huge alchemical squeezing, this pressure,” shares artist Erika Manning. “Then, after a while, something interesting and maybe lovely started to happen creatively.”