After a lot of New England Seascapes and a lot of figurative painting, I circled back to Impressionism. You always go back to your first love. I am developing a Pond/Lilypad series these days with hopes of building a body of this work. There are some seascapes, landscapes, and figures mixed in.
Featured Artist, Gary Koeppel is the guest artist for Pop-Up beginning Tuesday, August 11 to August 24. Read on to learn more about his inspiration, his process, and his work. August 11 to August 24 I am a landscape painter working in the New England area. I work in oils. My first love is Plein Air… Read more »
Mark Pizza is an expert in combining multiple photographic memories to create multilayered, surrealistic experiences. Pizza aims to evoke multiple responses, questions, and emotions from his viewers; calling his process a digital overlay technique to create a collage effect. Pizza’s final compositions range in size and are printed on a variety of materials, all dependent on the narrative and message of his work.
My paintings reflect the things that I am drawn to oceans and water, skies, forests, marshes, and meadows. I’m also inspired by my travels and I love cities and architecture. When I paint, from a photo reference or even when I paint plein air, I’m not painting what the subject looks like but rather I am painting what my response is to the subject.
Diane Beem never remembers not making art. She always seemed to be working with her hands. As a small child she drew and painted with watercolors, stringing up clothes lines in her room on which to hang her paintings to dry. School was something to “get through”, so she could come home and do her “real work” of painting and drawing.
Featured Artist, John Marcus is the guest artist for Pop-Up beginning Tuesday, July 14 to July 20. Read on to learn more about his inspiration, his process, and his work. July 14 to July 20 John Marcus is a wonderful emerging artist, who recently made Kennebunk his second home. For most of his adult life, he is a successful… Read more »
Artist and former saltwater fishing captain Peter Sheppard takes the leap from part-time artist to career artist. Sheppard brings his American realist oil paintings to Kennebunkport, Maine.
Dina Gardner is a wonderful pastel artist who is quickly becoming a regular here at Maine Art Hill. After joining us in the POP-UP Gallery this past summer, she was back as one of seven featured artists in the 9th Annual Choice Art Show, and now again in the POP-UP on Maine Art Hill. Click to watch a sneak-peek into how a pastel painting is made.
Take a picture with all the nutcrackers scattered around Kennebunk and Kennebunkport, and you may just win a prize! There will be more than forty about town.
As an artist and art therapist, my ceramic work is a meld of both form and function. While my work may be viewed as sculptural, it is also functional, inviting the artist and the observer to take a second look. A sculptural ‘vessel’ can be teasingly functional and a surprise to the observer.