Descending Sun – Margaret Gerding, Artist Choice

Descending Sun by Margaret Gerding

Margaret Gerding is celebrating summer with Maine Art Hill and the 7th Annual Choice Art show.  A resident of Kennebunkport, she has the inside scoop on all the most beautiful places.  It’s not abnormal to find Margaret perched in her own natural retreat alongside a forgotten trail or secluded waterway.  Not only does she capture our little town, she has become a recorder of all Maine’s beauty. In the case of her Artist’s Choice for 2018, she traveled up the coast just a little bit.

“There is a hill in Damariscotta, Maine that only once you reach the top can you see the salt bay on the other side,” shares Gerding.  “I often feel like the trees found here are sentries keeping watch over both sides of that hill, one visible and one a secret that needs to be guarded.”

The stories Gerding tells through her work capture the peace and serenity found off the beaten path in most of Maine.  Even after graduating from UMass, Dartmouth with a printmaking degree, she still found her passion in paint. She has been painting for thirty-two years. It is in her blood, and now, so is the Maine coast.

To read more about Margaret Gerding and her work follow this link.

Margaret Gerding – Stories and Insights

To see our complete collection of Margaret Gerding’s work follow this link.

Margaret Gerding – Artist Page

To see more from Margaret Gerding and the other fourteen artists from the 7th Annual Choice Art Show in-person visit Shows on Maine Art Hill from June 9 to June 28. We are located at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. The gallery is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. FMI, please call at 207-967-0049 or email at As always you can view the entire show and see the virtual tour by clicking here.7th Annual Choice Art Show.