Color and Detail – Artist Insights from Craig Mooney

“I have been pushing the boundaries of color,” shares artist Craig Mooney. “I am getting tired of grey paintings and grey skies. However, it has always been a challenge for me to be a creative colorist.” “Some of my works in this show emphasize the strong colors in my palette, such as Prussian blue, Indian… Read more »

The Painted Words of William B. Hoyt – A One-Man Show

Artists have been traveling to coastal Maine for decades, each trying to capture the land’s beauty and waters bordering it. William B. Hoyt is an artist who knows and loves this area and works and plays here frequently. Each of his canvases has an almost photographic quality. This attention to detail forces the viewer to lean in closer to experience every facet that forms the whole and becomes classic Maine.

Tempus Fugit – Artist Insights from Craig Mooney

“The Latin phrase, Tempus fugit, is interpreted as time flies,” shares artist Craig Mooney. “I have been thinking about it a lot lately and the ephemeral nature of life. There are a few of my paintings that truly grasp that idea.”

The Mind of an Artist – Insights from Margaret Gerding

“It’s all about the moments put down on the canvas to capture a portrait of the region,” shares Gerding. “My vision has been to capture these” quiet moments in a way that exhibits their mood, along with the scene and its complex palette.”

Craig Mooney’s Solo Summer Show 2023

Craig Mooney’s 2023  Solo Show runs through Thursday, August 2, at The Gallery at the Grand on Maine Art Hill at 1 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk. It promises to be a show full of big skies and perfect landscapes.  The artist is in the gallery for an Artist Reception from 5 – 7 pm. This is a free public event. This gallery is open from 10 AM to 6 PM daily.

A Mainer by Heart and Home – Artist Bethany Harper Williams Shares

“I only painted a few paintings a year for the next few years, but all were inspired by summers in Biddeford Pool. It wasn’t until 2011 I decided to have a show,” says Williams. “I knew I wanted to do something in Biddeford Pool, but I didn’t know what. We ended up throwing a cocktail party for all our friends. Many friends had no idea I painted. Needless to say, it was a big success.”  This inspired her to want to go further with her painting and changed her focus from graphic design to painting.

The Composition of Color and Pattern – Artist Insights from Bethany Harper Williams

“When exploring the abstract in nature, first I take a landscape,” shares Bethany. “Then I create an overall sense of calm and energy by layering abstract shapes and patterns, juxtaposing warm and cool tones, and seeing how the colors react.”