“I had just finished this plein air sketch in an hour. Compared to my studio work that I had spent hours on, it just blew them away. There was no comparison,” says LeCours. “The plein air work had more energy, more vitality. It was more real than the studio work. Because it had come from a three-dimensional world and I was reacting to the elements, even the wind, it had more life. It had all fed into my creativity.”
“In this show I have explored different landscapes, a subject matter I have not visited in a while,” says Joergensen. “I could not entirely let go of my passion for barns, however. For me, they are more of a shelter or a homestead safely rooted or grounded. They have a sense of belonging to something deeper, and it was important to include them.”
“I decided to rent a cabin at Wolf’s Neck Woods State Park in June to work on my September show. I booked their senior cabin and off I went,” shares Bigbee. “I invited my friend and artist Ingunn Joergensen, and we escaped to a slice of heaven for a while.”
Capturing and celebrating the colors of Maine is one of the prime desires of a New England artist. It is both a skill and a talent artists Claire Bigbee, Ingunn Joergensen and John LeCours share. This talented trio is featured for three weeks at Shows on Maine Art Hill opening September 1. The artists will attend an opening reception at 10 Chase Hill on Saturday, September 1 from 5 – 7 PM. When three artists together are group together, there needs to be a sense of cohesiveness, a thread that weaves through and connects. For this show, it is color.
“Paths, trees, branches, color, light, air, open space, water,” says Liz Hoag, “we have it all here in Maine.”
What happens when three amazing artists come together in one place? A celebration of beauty, fun, and a place loved by so many—Maine. Shows on Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk is hosting a three-artist show, featuring the works of painters Trip Park, Liz Hoag, and Janis Sanders. Work is on display for three weeks, beginning… Read more »
One statement, shared by Kinkead, perfectly conveys the thoughts of all three artists and the gallery as a collective group. “The pieces in this show are moments of stillness and movement… all inspired by patterns and events over this past year.”
Starting on Saturday, June 30 at 10 am through July 19th, we fill the walls of the gallery at 10 Chase Hill with these stunning celebrations of color and summer. Both artists will be at Shows on Saturday evening from 5 – 7 pm. They each are excited to share their process, inspiration and new works. The Artist Reception is a free event. Food, wine, and music provided.
Maine is famous for seascapes, skies, and sunlight, and no visit to the coast is complete without them. On Saturday, May 26, Maine artist Holly Ready and Maine Art Hill celebrate all three with the upcoming show at The Gallery on 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk. This is a one-woman show of Ready’s most recent work and features the most amazing skies of summer. We open Saturday, May 26 and run through Saturday, June 16. We will kick off the show with Ready’s Artist Reception from 5 pm – 7 pm Saturday, May 26.
Next year’s show schedule is set, and we couldn’t wait to share the excitement with all of you. We know how quickly summer calendars fill up, so be sure to pencil us in.