The Composition of Color and Pattern – Artist Insights from Bethany Harper Williams


June 10 – July 5

Gallery at the Grand

1 Chase Hill Rd. Kennebunk, Maine 04043

Artist Bethany Harper Williams has found a way to view the world that transports time and place and celebrates summer in Maine.

“When exploring the abstract in nature, first I take a landscape,” shares Bethany. “Then I create an overall sense of calm and energy by layering abstract shapes and patterns, juxtaposing warm and cool tones, and seeing how the colors react.” 

For Bethany, composition is so important, even though it is often unexpected.

“I enjoy cropping off the top half of people walking along the beach or the sails in the foreground,” she explains. “This allows the viewer to complete the image, fill in the blanks, and create their own story.” 

The colors and patterns are inspired by things she finds on the beach. Be it stripes and polka dots on beach towels and umbrellas, pools of water, or patterns in the sand. They are all abstracted realities.

To see Bethany Harper Williams Show in person, visit the Gallery at the Grand at 1 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk from June 10 to July 5. The doors to the gallery open every day at 10 am. FMI call 207-967-0049 or

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