Thoughts for A New Year from Artist Jill Matthews

“So much happens when I’m out, and it’s different every day.  Some days I’m reflecting and working out conflict, other days my mind is open, and I’m actually working on my art,” explains Matthews. “I notice the way a structure looks against an interesting sky or the change in color and texture of the landscape as the seasons shift.”

Artist Ryan Kohler – Introduction and Insights

The first layer or two of his current work is acrylic.  He works quickly and easily. It comes naturally.  Once the painting is in a “good place”,  he switches to oils and continues building texture, adding and removing loosely applied layers of color before finally defining focal points of the painting with crisp, graphic lines. The end result being something different and interesting.

Boats and Buoys  – Artist insights from Ellen Welch Granter

Ellen Welch Granter’s new collection of moored sailboats and their mooring buoys is hanging at The Gallery at 14 Western Ave. Along with three other talented artists, Remsen, Witbeck, & Peterson, this is a show inspired by the sea. “Though our subjects come from a similar source, the results diverge toward four very different places,”… Read more »

A Different Kind of Boat Builder – David Riley Peterson

Peterson’s father was originally from Maine, and the family often came north during the summer. He remembers spending that time playing with boats. “Maine is a real fishing community. They used dories for fishing and pulling nets in and stuff like that, but mostly lobster fishing. These boats were iconic watercraft years ago.”

A sculptor, a glassblower and two painters walk into a gallery…

Richard Remsen, David Witbeck, Ellen Welch Granter, and David Riley Peterson are featured in a three-week-long show, beginning Saturday, August 31 and running through September 26 at The Gallery on Maine Art Hill at 14 Western Avenue in Kennebunk. The public is welcome to enjoy the Artist Reception on Saturday evening, August 31, from 5-7 pm. FMI 207-967-2803 or maine-art.com. Galleries are open every day at 10 am.

By Land, Sea, and Sky a New Collection by Artist Claire Bigbee

“My paintings become evocative like a haunting awareness of a presence within the view,” says Bigbee. “I strive for the feeling of aloneness we sometimes feel in life. Yet there is also peace when we sense that we are not alone; that is what nature gives back to me; it’s a dialogue.”