At Maine Art Hill, we know the power of dynamic duos. Scheduling two different but truly talented artists together simultaneously was purposeful. “We have observed over the past few years that many of our collectors are enamored with the works of both of these artists,” says owner John Spain.” With that, this is the second time we have paired these two together not only for the enjoyment of our clients but also for the artists themselves.”
“This show, I’ve added some paintings inspired by my new ‘city life’ in New York City. I take the same idea of capturing a moment, abstracting the landscape, which is now buildings instead of beaches. Then I focus on the figure’s mood without the details of representation. More subdued tones replace the colors of the beach. Fun to find textures and patterns on the city streets.”
What I love most about pastels is their immediacy. My hands are a direct part of the painting process, and I can choose a color either to use in its pure form or to blend over other colors to create something new. There are no tools involved, just the stick of pigment and my hand. The continuous adjustment of pressure on the stick as I paint allows for myriad textures and marks, creating the unique qualities of this painting process.
To see “the fun stuff” in person, visit the Gallery at the Grand at 1 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk from June 10 to July 5. Don’t forget the public artist reception from 5 to 7 pm on Saturday, June 10. After that, the doors open, and sales begin at 10 am on Saturday and every day. FMI call 207-967-0049 or www.maine-art.com/shows.
“As always, painting is a comfort to me. It’s something that gives me a sense of peace and accomplishment when other parts of my life are chaotic. It is nice to have something stable when I’m in the middle of big transitions in my life. So for me, art is comfortable.”
“Maine is where, at a very early age, I first understood the power of a landscape, and now it’s the place I’ve returned to after experiencing life for many years in very different environments,” says Asselta.
For her, painting involves a significant effort to infuse even the simplest objects, maybe a rock or a tree, with as much emotion as possible.
If you are searching for a small piece of this lovely landscape these two ladies call home, visit Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk. These simultaneous shows run from May 27 to June 21 at the show galleries at 5 Chase Hill Road with an Artists’ Reception from 5-7 pm on Saturday, May 27. Open every day at 10 am. FMI call 207-967-2803
We are thrilled to tell you 100% of all ticket sales go right into the kitty to help these kiddos make their next steps easier. We can do this in large part to our two sponsors, DeLeo Group Realty and Edgecomb Pottery. Edgecomb Potters are opening their Maine Art Hill doors for the first season, and DeLeo Group Realty is showing off a brand new space. This is going to be one heck of a wingding.
Three Maine Art Hill artists arrive for Week Nine of Spring Arrivals. Below you will see a thumbnail of each piece. Click to make it larger. Works from these three artists are available online and at the main gallery at 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk. Come by or call 207-967-2803. Links to their artist’s pages, where you can see all their work are at the bottom. Liz Hoag, Ellen Welch Granter, and Alex Dunwoodie.
Two Maine Art Hill artists arrive for Week Eight of Spring Arrivals. Below you will see a thumbnail of each piece. Click to make it larger. Works from these two artists are available online and at the main gallery at 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk. Come by or call 207-967-2803. Links to their artist’s pages, where you can see all their work are at the bottom. Janis Sanders and Claire Bigbee.