There is something special when creative people get together. ~ Joy Mangano
This is especially true when talking about three talented and diverse artists. Maine Art Hill is hosting a three-artist show, featuring the works of painters, Jeffrey Fitzgerald, Rebecca Kinkead, and Susan Wahlrab. They will be on display for three weeks, beginning with an opening reception, Saturday, July 21. The artists will attend the event, which is 5 to 7 PM at Shows on Maine Art Hill at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk.
John Spain, the owner of Maine Art Hill, says, “When planning our show schedule for the summer season, we are continually looking for dynamic pairings of artists who have varying styles and processes, but capture beauty and life in ways no other artists can replicate.”
There is no other way to describe the threesome who is about to take over our show gallery.
Jeffrey Fitzgerald is a Maine artist and calls the beautiful town of Ogunquit home. There, he is surrounded by these unique waters, known as brackish water where the river meets the ocean, the water blends, swirls and swells to create something genuinely engaging.
“I have a love affair with canvas, color, and brushstroke,” says Fitzgerald. “Sand, branches, rocks and tiny colors of new spring life proposed by brushstroke activate and energize the canvas, but at the same time hold it together.”
Fitzgerald is not the only one who is finding Nature to be an inspiration. Susan Wahlrab, a watercolorist from Vermont, is celebrating the smaller creations.
“I feel the landscape reveals all of life and since that includes us, is healing beyond understanding,” says Wahlrab. “This year I am focusing in on the magic of flowers. They make our hearts sing, and when our hearts sing, we are our very best selves.”
Rebecca Kinkead is the final artist in this three-artist show. Another Vermonter, but with a very different medium. Her mixture of color in a soft wax paste, “impasto-like”, brings life to the part of nature we are most familiar with, ourselves, at least our younger selves. Known for her captured moments of youth and also for her larger than life animals, her work rounds out this fabulous show.
One statement, shared by Kinkead, perfectly conveys the thoughts of all three artists and the gallery as a collective group.
“The pieces in this show are moments of stillness and movement… all inspired by patterns and events over this past year.”
Shows on Maine Art Hill welcomes the community to a free Artist Reception on Saturday, July 21 from 5 – 7 pm to kick off this three-week long show. Meet the artists and share in the beauty they have come together to create.
Read more about each artist by clicking their picture.
Shows on Maine Art Hill is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm.