Artists have been traveling to coastal Maine for decades, each trying to capture the land’s beauty and waters bordering it. William B. Hoyt is an artist who knows and loves this area and works and plays here frequently. Each of his canvases has an almost photographic quality. This attention to detail forces the viewer to lean in closer to experience every facet that forms the whole and becomes classic Maine.
We love it when artists share little snippets of what was in their minds when creating new works. Below are some details regarding different pieces from Hoyt’s newest show.
At Maine Art Hill, we know the power of dynamic duos. Scheduling two different but truly talented artists together simultaneously was purposeful. “We have observed over the past few years that many of our collectors are enamored with the works of both of these artists,” says owner John Spain.” With that, this is the second time we have paired these two together not only for the enjoyment of our clients but also for the artists themselves.”
My subjects have included marine, landscape, and intimate domestic still lifes. They share my interests in the effects of light at a particular moment. The threads of the canvas, the sea, Vermont, Maine, my family, and friends have woven inextricably into my psyche and work.
Shows on Maine Art Hill welcomes all to visit and view their last summer show of the season. Saturday, September 4, is the opening of Water, a four-artist show featuring new works from William B. Hoyt, Ellen Welch Granter, Jill Matthews, and Kathy Ostrander Roberts.
After following artist, William B. Hoyt for years, there is no other that captures the light and love found in water. Hoyt is also quite famous for his storytelling abilities. With that said, we are fortunate to have him share a little insight into a few of the pieces he created for WATER.
My subjects have included marine, landscape, and intimate domestic still lifes. They share my interests in the effects of light at a particular moment. The threads of the canvas, the sea, Vermont, Maine, my family, and friends have woven themselves inextricably into my psyche and my work.
The 2021 Summer 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.
The challenge of painting flames, steam, sunset, and all those boats and my personal connection to the place and the event all contributed to making this my favorite recent painting, other than the one I’m working on right now, is always my current favorite.
This summer, Hoyt and Gerding come together for three weeks. They may have separate bodies of work, but they share a place of inspiration and love for an area that holds not only beauty but memories.
“Both artists have strong ties to Maine, either having visited or lived here for years. They capture the true essence of the state,” says gallery owner, John Spain. “Hoyt celebrates the incredible precision of his paintbrush, where Gerding’s strokes are looser and less defined. Yet when the two come together to represent our state, magic happens in full color.”