Week Two of Spring Arrivals 2023 – Gordon, Sanders and Bruson

Lee Gordon, Janis Sanders

 Karen Bruson

Week Two of Spring Arrivals

March 19-25

Three Maine Art Hill artists arrive for Week Two 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.

MARCH 13 – Lee Gordon

“Sculpting hot glass is a pursuit that takes patience and perseverance. The connection I feel between mind, body, and the nature of glass challenges me to explore the medium with each piece I create. The act of glassblowing is meditative for me.”

Algae Rhythm XXXI 9 x 6 x 3.5 Glass
Algae Rhythm XXXII 8.5×3.5 Glass

Lee Gordon is a New England-based artist blowing glass since 2008. Lee’s work draws inspiration from the natural environments of his coastal hometown. Working with hot molten glass, he layers earth-toned colors, patterns, and textures using an abstract painterly technique that brings life to the landscapes that inspire him. The results are unique hand-blown works of art.


MARCH 16 – Janis Sanders

Maples & Sun 30×24 Oil on Panel
Dancing Waves 24 x 24.5 Oil on Panel

“Near the end, the small finishing touches on a painting become the most important,” explains Sanders. “It may be a tweak, a tiny bit of color, a pastel shade, or a deep rich shadow. My instinct tells me the right place.“

These tiny changes harmonize with the previous hours of work, and the piece begins to hum. Without them, something indefinable but crucial is simply lacking, wanting, and incomplete.


MARCH 17 – Karen Bruson


Some Moor Boats 12×24 Oil
Pier Pressure 10×20 Oil
Eventide 30×40 Oil

“My artwork comes from my visual connection with common, everyday objects and places. I am inspired by the way light falls upon a subject, casting rich dark shadows, and I aspire to simplify the nuances within those darks. Starting with a luminous, warm ground, I seek to create a vibration of color by using compliments and deliberately leaving some areas untouched. Painting is a life-long journey of observations and a representational translation of my surroundings.

After receiving my Bachelor of Fine Arts, I spent several years as an illustrator and graphic designer for New Hampshire Magazine. I then continued my creative exploration by becoming a Daily Painter and administrator of a Daily Painting website, Fresh Paint Daily Painters. The challenge of trying to paint a small, finished painting every day resulted in my use of deliberate strokes and quick observations. Working in my studio and outside en plein air, my experience as a graphic designer and Daily Painter carries through into my oil paintings with strong contrasts of lights and darks.

Most of my subject matter is influenced by the Maine coast.”

Click the link below to see all these pieces and other work from these talented women.

Lee Gordon-  ARTIST PAGE

Janis Sanders-  ARTIST PAGE

Karen Bruson-  ARTIST PAGE

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




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