Three amazing artists start Week Two of Spring Arrivals on Maine Art Hill. Below is a thumbnail of each piece. Click to make it larger. Works from these three artists are available online and at Shows at 5 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. Come by or call 207-967-2803. Here are links to their artist's pages where you can see all of their work and read more about them.

Karen Bruson

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My artwork comes from my visual connection with common, everyday objects and places. I am inspired by the way light falls upon a subject, casting rich dark shadows, and I aspire to simplify the nuances within those darks. Starting with a luminous, warm ground, I seek to create a vibration of color by using compliments and deliberately leaving some areas untouched. Painting for me is a life-long journey of observations and a representational translation of my surroundings.


Ryan Kohler

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Representational painting is still the root of what I’m trying to achieve, but to me, the fun lies in finding ways to describe my subjects through expressive gesture and varied mark making.  Recently, mixed media and collage has become a significant element to my work. Bits of colored paper, maps, album covers, posters, and found materials are collaged to the surface of my paintings, adding an extra physical presence to my work and enriching the viewing experience. Collaging has become an essential process for me, forcing me to think abstractly and slowing me down more than the painting process would, yielding more interesting and thoughtful decisions. 

 

I sometimes describe it as like putting together a jigsaw puzzle, but I get to make my pieces, and they don’t have to fit exactly. Charmingly incorrect is the result that I typically shoot for, rather than literal and precise. There comes a point where too much detail and obvious overstatement become detrimental to the power of a painting. Letting edges blur and being ambiguous with brushwork leads to more interesting results. While painting, I constantly think about this and try to walk away from them when they are in an evocative and unpredictable state.


Alex Dunwoodie

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I’m painting what I love, what grabs my attention and makes me pause. Mornings and evenings are particularly inspirational because colors can be intensified, and light can make the ordinary interesting. Boats, whether for work or play, merge with the seascape. Coastal trees stand out like resolute figures, and I appreciate their determination. In the waterworks, I want to convey the sensation of water, light, and motion. I want to depict a time of day, a sensation, and a moment.


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