White House Blue Roof – Bethany Harper Williams Fall Favorite on Maine Art Hill

“Part of the new series I’ve been exploring, Near and Far,  is where I crop off something large and usually graphic in the foreground, then have some detail that pulls the eye to the background,” explains artist Bethany Harper Williams. “I love the contrast of the bold, architectural, graphic, simplistic feel of the house with the serene, calm feel of the water and the activity of the kids on the beach.”

Every Place I Go, There I Am – Ryan Kohler’s Fall Favorite on Maine Art Hill

“I had previously hinted at the spots of a deer leaping right off its body, but I embraced that idea with this painting,” shares Kohler. “Energetic swoops of red and orange paint slide easily off her backside, and her white spots intuitively transform into fun paint splatters that dazzle the eye in a confetti-like fashion.  Bits of solid, traditional painting mixed with fun and tasteful abstraction is always what I’m striving for, and this one, to me, is right on the money.”

Clamming at Low Tide – Charles Bluett’s Fall Favorite on Maine Art Hill

 “As winter approaches and the days turn colder, grabbing some steaming fresh clams from the beaches along the New England Coastline is a great pastime with rewards attached,” shares artist Charles Bluett. “These are gifts from the sea that take a low tide and a bit of digging.”

Carousel – Mark Davis’s Fall Favorite on Maine Art Hill

“Each piece was mounted on the end of a wire, giving it a somewhat mechanical feel, but together they created a kind of whimsey that felt to me like the playfulness of Paul Klee’s paintings, which I greatly admire,” shares Davis. “The lines, shapes, and colors are disparate but work together in a sort of poetic harmony. It was quite a small but wonderful change for me and my work.”