Artist Ingunn Milla Joergensen is known for the essence of her work. Each painting brings peace to a gallery, a person, a home. Yet, as much as her home is her sanctuary, sometimes a person must wander to find rest.
“Early this spring, I was lucky enough to spend a week more or less in solitude on an island by the east coast. It was a week of light, color, water, sand, dunes, reflection, and meditation,” shares Joergensen. “This week very much led to the body of work in this show.”
When the tiredness of the pandemic and the sadness of human cruelty in our world and just a long winter were heavy, the solitude helped to heal this.
“Having only the elements to relate to for days was a much-welcomed timeout. The only sounds were the crashing of the waves and the screaming seagulls,” she explains. “I have found confirmation that I need simplicity, nature, the absence of clutter, and most of all, to feel grounded. I find all this in a close and deep connection with the elements.”
All you need to do is walk through the doors of 10 Chase Hill Road to feel everything Joergensen describes. The walls whisper soft words of comfort and calm.
“I have walked the empty beaches from sunrise to sunset in my life in Kennebunkport and during my week away,” Joergensen says. “I hope my viewers can relate to what happens when and where I paint. My paintings should become a little sun bleached in an otherwise busy world.”
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