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.

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.

A Walk in the City – Artist Insights from Bethany Harper Williams

“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.” 

Pastels – Artist Insights from Lyn Asselta

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.