Featured Artist Robin Swennes is the guest artist for Pop-Up beginning November 4-29.
Read on to learn more about her inspiration, her process, and her work.
Open Thursday-Monday 10 am-5 pm
(Closed at noon on Thanksgiving Eve and all-day Thanksgiving)
I am an artist who enjoys pushing color boundaries and expanding my work to include more than one painting style and many different collections. My non-abstract paintings ride the fence between realistic and impressionistic; my goal is not to recreate an exact, tight, photographic scene because paintings are more relaxing to the eye.
I hope to do more abstract pieces eventually, but I am continually applying my creative energies towards other design avenues. For example, I recently designed a house and some coordinating furniture for it. That 3D work put a heavy demand on my artist’s brain, but I felt strongly about creating a unique vision and somehow knew that I could do it. I believe that true Artists are born with some innate ability that can be expanded and put to use in a broad range of scenarios—whatever the chosen media. Of course, we Artists can’t help that we are attracted to color, shape, or texture; it’s just a natural response that produces some ‘tickle on the brain’ that we live to repeat as we seek new opportunities to create.
Swennes will be showing her work at Pop Up on Maine Art Hill at 5 Chase Hill Rd. in Kennebunk from November 4-29. The gallery is open every day at 10 am. For more info about Swennes and her work, follow this link to her website. www.designchoc.com