Week Nine of Spring Arrivals 2023 – Hoag, Granter, and Dunwoodie

Liz Hoag

Ellen Granter

Alex Dunwoodie

Week Nine of Spring Arrivals

April 30 to May 7

The work of three Maine Art Hill artists is being celebrated in Week Nine of Spring Arrivals. Below you will see a thumbnail of each piece. Click to make it larger. Works from these three artists are available online and at the main gallery at 14 Western Ave in Kennebunk. Come by or call 207-967-2803. Links to their artist’s pages, where you can see all their work are at the bottom.

May 1 – Liz Hoag

“In all my work, the light is critical to the feeling. After taking photographs on walks around my neighborhood or local trails, I return to my studio,” shares artist Liz Hoag. “This is where the magic happens. Starting with a dark canvas or negative space, I build up by adding light. The result is a stained glass image that is both abstract and representational.”

Hidden Treasure Acrylic on Canvas 20×16
Trickle Acrylic on Canvas 12×12

“Maine has paths, trees, branches, color, light, air, open space, and water. We have a visual peace within reach, whether looking up at trees in our suburban neighborhoods, driving down country highways, or walking trails to the lakes, streams, and sea,” says Hoag. “We can find calm and beauty along the road almost anywhere in Maine.”

MAY 3 – Ellen Granter

“I get inspiration from many sources, including the changing colors, patterns, and atmospheres of the landscape around me as my imagination’s random idea generator,” shares artist Ellen Welch Granter. “I am searching for an elegant balance of spare compositions in each painting over large fields of luminous color.”

The Willow Perch 24×24
Branch Gossip 24 x 24
Blue Jay Oak 36 x 36

“When observing everyday subjects such as shells, I try to notice the small spaces between them and the abstract patterns created by their characteristic colors,” says Granter


May 5 – Alex Dunwoodie

“I’m painting what I love, what grabs my attention and makes me pause. Mornings and evenings are particularly inspirational because colors can be intensified, and light can make the ordinary interesting,” shares artist Alex Dunwoodie. “Boats, whether for work or play, merge with the seascape. And coastal trees stand out like resolute figures, and I appreciate their determination.”

Blue Sky Reflected 12 x 12 Oil on Board
Cedar – The Spirit Flies Forth 16×16 Oil on Board


Beach Roses and Daisies at Twilight 30×10 Oil on Board

“In the waterworks, I want to convey the sensation of water, light, and motion,” Dunwoodie shares. “I want to depict a time of day, a sensation, and a moment.”


Click the links below to see all these pieces and other work from these talented artists.


Ellen Welch Granter-  ARTIST PAGE

Alex Dunwoodie-  ARTIST PAGE

To read more insights from the artists, click the link below.


Ellen Welch Granter – INSIGHTS AND STORIES


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