Reflection is from a series from Salmon Falls River in Rollingsford, around the corner from artist Claire Bigbee’s studio.
“As always,” Bigbee smiles, “The reflections in the water of the sky and trees struck me.”
“I have spent a lot of time reflecting on my thirty years of marriage ending,” shares Bigbee. “Allowing the anger and betrayal to return and the hurt and disappointments.”
There is part of the Salmon Falls River that flows into a wider area where it slows down. It is more peaceful away from the rushing falls near her studio.
“Visiting it to paint this series taught me some lessons. First, to appreciate where I am. Second, how far I have come. Last, I am in a better place,” says Bigbee. “Without me realizing it, the river, this place, became part of my healing.”
This show is a must-see for locals and out-of-town visitors from September 2 to 27. Every day from 10 AM to 6 PM at the Gallery at the Grand at 1 Chase Hill Rd in Kennebunk. If you can’t visit the gallery, see the show virtually at www.maine-art.com/shows. FMI 207-967-2803.