The summer of promise is what many call the upcoming summer of 2022. We don’t know what it will hold, or if it will keep its promise. However, if you are looking for a sure thing during this time of what-ifs and when’s, artist Craig Mooney is it. Every show. Every painting. Every time.
June 18 – July 14
Maine Art Hill, Kennebunk. Maine
Mark your calendars, and don’t do a double-take, Mooney’s solo show this year is twenty-six days long! Four weeks of Mooney. He will fill the gallery with his new works and, of course, be there for his opening weekend. This show runs through the Fourth of July and celebrates all there is to celebrate in and around Maine.
For some of you, Craig Mooney is a classic and very much a part of who Maine Art Hill is. He has been with us for more than a decade, and our clients know and love him as much as we do. Yet, some of you are new to “The Hill” and may need a bit of history behind this Vermont painter.
Born and raised in Manhattan, Mooney left the city in 1988 to attend Wheaton College in Norton, Massachusetts, where he received a fine arts degree in 1992. He secured his first extensive commissioned work from New York Hospital in 1995. “The work for the hospital turned into a series of works and more commissioned pieces for Cornell Medical College,” says Mooney. “Thanks in part to this early success, I was able to move to rural Vermont and set up a studio.”
He is inspired by all the places he has called home – his native New York, the mountains and farms near his studio in Stowe, Vermont, and the beaches of Maine and Massachusetts, where he spends as much time as he can. Mooney imbues these semi-abstract renderings of place with emotions he feels are universal and timeless. “I love my studio in Vermont, but with all the time I spend in Kennebunk, and the weekends I spend with family on Cape Cod, I have become a ‘coastal painter.’ I am not sure when it happened, but it is part of who I am now,” says Mooney.
So whether you are a collector or a first-time wanderer on Maine Art Hill, we look forward to seeing you at some point during this show.
To read more about Craig’s process and past – Craig Mooney – Artist Insights
To see Craig’s entire collection – Craig Mooney – Artist Page