Featured Pop-Up Artists
Van Tassell Art
September 14 – 27
14 Western Ave, Kennebunk, Maine
Open 10 AM Everyday
This is a family quartet of artists: mother, father, daughter, and daughter-in-law. Visit this excellent show full of Maine-inspired work and enlightened creativity. Open at 14 Western Ave. Kennebunk, Maine. August 31 – September 14.
Jan Van Tassell
Immersing in nature has taught me its ever-varied personality and realistic countenances. I often use watercolor to convey atmospheric perspectives and natural accuracies visually. This profound respect and love of the woods, rivers, and ocean are palpable. Viewers can simultaneously appreciate distinct dispositions and recognizable natural elements.
Jan received his Bachelor of Fine Arts degree at Syracuse University in New York and his Masters in Art and Education from The University of Southern Maine. He has continued to refine his skills through many workshops and courses in both Maine and Florida. After many years working, teaching, and painting in Florida, Jan moved back to Maine, where he continues to pursue the arts alongside his wife, Linda.
Linda Van Tassell
Maine’s ever-changing seasons and weather produce a variety of visual and emotional moods. I aim to capture the breadth of these oscillations with a medium that is just as transformative: watercolor. Surrounded by water and beautiful scenes in my daily life, I strive to create works equally informed by fervid interpretations and natural realities.
Linda received her Bachelor of Science at Skidmore College in New York and her Masters in Art and Education from Syracuse University in New York. Ever looking to expand her skills and knowledge of various mediums, Linda has continued her studies at universities in both Florida and Maine. After many years submerged in and as a strong, leading figure in the Florida art scene, Linda moved back to Maine, where she continues to pursue the arts alongside her husband, Jan.
Katrina (Van Tassell) Bull
Katrina has enjoyed art and creating art since childhood, surrounded by generations who express their joy in the world around them in art. Her natural ability has been refined through experience with many mediums and excellent instruction. She received a degree in fine arts from the University of Southern Maine with a major in ceramics. She dabbled in several mediums: sculpture, pottery, oil, acrylic painting, Ebru dye, enamel on glass, and her favorite watercolor.
She has exhibited her work in a solo show at the university and several annual shows at Port Resources in Portland, Maine. Her glass painting, watercolor, silk dyes, pottery, and acrylic workshops have been well received.
Nancy Gareau Van Tassell
For as long as I can remember, I’ve been carrying art supplies and producing art from the myriad of materials I’ve found around my house and out in nature. I’ve been known to brave a herd of unruly cows while painting a stream in the meadow. I’m not afraid to be adventurous to discover the perfect image to paint.
I’ve taken numerous classes/courses through York County Community College, Maine College of Art, and Heartwood College. I have also taken classes with artists I admire, Anne Abgott and Russel Whitten. Sue Roux and Heather Lewis.
I enjoy working with any medium or material that inspires and allows me to express my creativity. I’ve used metals, charcoal, acrylic, oil, and watercolor, my personal favorite.