Featured Artist, Jeff Fioravanti is the guest artist for Pop Up beginning Tuesday, September 18 through Monday, September 24. Read on to learn more about his inspiration, his process, and his work. September 18 to September 24 “Painting today, to preserve the past, for tomorrow!” This is my mission, it is my inspiration. It is what… Read more »
Primarily, my work focuses on “treescapes” and the never-ending inspiration provided by Maine and New England forests—I liken my paintings as orchestrations of visual music, much like jazz which is different from more formalized concepts of music. My paintings are invented as they proceed, and as each portion of the composition comes forward on a moment by moment basis, the components are random and abstract, yet consciously orchestrated—the growth of a living forest works in much the same way.
Kristine’s paintings are a mix of realistic and whimsical, with a deep overlapping of colors, creating rich and vibrant works of art. Well placed patterns are used to guide the visual journey through the artwork and although no people are ever seen in her paintings there are hints of them throughout giving a sense of their strong and independent nature.
I also try to accentuate the features I see with each piece through the bold use of color, and creation of texture through purposeful brushstrokes. My work is definitely whimsical in nature, which is what I strive for. At the end of the day, I want to create work that spreads joy and makes people happy.
My work, although abstract is directly inspired by the natural world. Other, perhaps more subtle artistic influences include stone age cave painting, nautical charts, Baroque art, Surrealism and Abstract Expressionism. Although I strive for a finished piece, the beauty for me is in the process of making art.
Pine Tree Pop-Up is curated by Elena Sarni. It will feature the work of roughly thirty-five regional artists and fine craftsmen and will showcase a variety of mediums, including painting, printmaking, ceramics, metalsmithing, woodworking, basketry, glasswork and textiles. Styles range from contemporary to traditional.
Featured Artist, Wendy Newcomb is the guest artist for Pop Up beginning Tuesday, June 19 through Monday, June 25. Wendy Newcomb’s paintings represent a visual journal of her life in Maine. They reflect her love of Nature and her participation in it. A recurring theme in her work is the way in which light falls upon… Read more »
Featured Artist, Garry D. Harley is the guest artist for Pop Up beginning Tuesday, June 26 through Monday, July 2. Garry Harley is an American artist, born in Denver, Colorado and raised in Nebraska who currently lives and works in Concord, Massachusetts, USA (west of Boston). He is a trained architect and his OP-ART prints and paintings… Read more »
Through the use of vibrant coloring and rigorously constructed compositions, I strive to compose paintings that conjure up an immediate visual impact, one that slowly gives way to engagement with the detail and structure implicit in each painting.
“I love exploring new techniques and materials, especially pushing the envelope of current and traditional techniques. Challenges always seem to lead down long roads even after they have been resolved and spawn future ideas and designs. ‘Impossible’ is only a temporary condition.”