Wind, Water and Waves – A Summer Show at Maine Art Hill

A woman is a full circle. Within her is the power to create, nurture, and transform. ~ Diane Mariechild

Shows on Maine Art Hill is hosting a three-artist show, featuring the works of artists, Claire Bigbee, Bethany Harper Williams, and Kathy Ostrander Roberts. This show begins Saturday, August 10 and runs through September 2. 

“Once again we have brought together three talented, local, female artists,” says John Spain, owner of Maine Art Hill in Kennebunk. “As diverse as these three women are in style, the culmination of color and beauty this show exudes is nothing short of stunning.”

Three rooms, three artists. Each has a distinct and separate space at the gallery on the hill where they are featuring their new works.  It is the inspiration found in the local landscapes that make a fluid connection between these artists. The blues and greens of their subjects bring the outdoors inside. Boats and buoys, water, wind and waves, the walls are filled with the fantastic beauty of the southern Maine coast. 

Bethany Harper Williams, an oil painter who splits her time between Toronto, Ontario and Biddeford Pool, continues to capture the beaches and harbors at their very best. 

“I love the Maine landscape and all it has to offer, from a physical perspective as well as a visual perspective,” says Harper Williams. “The beautiful beaches and water provide us an area to play and create wonderful memories. They also provide me with the inspiration to capture these memories and make them last forever.”

The local waters have also impacted artist Claire Bigbee. She lives and works in Wells, Maine and studied graphic design and painting at the Maine College of Art in Portland. Even though she is from Massachusetts originally, she quickly found solace in being a local Maine girl.

“My show is about the sky, land, and water and is an exploration of using color and canvas to create this expression,” says Bigbee. “The elements influence so much of what we see and feel around us.”

Kennebunkport artist, Kathy Ostrander Roberts takes one element even further. Water. She works in the ancient medium of encaustic. She is combining beeswax, powdered pigments, and dammar resin into her ocean-inspired paintings. She then applies this to birch wood panel. 

“I am trying to capture the essence of Maine’s coastal waters,” says Ostrander Roberts. “I hope that all who see my work, think of bodies of water and how they ebb and flow.”

If you love the coast and want to experience art that genuinely celebrates this area, this is the show to visit.

Shows on Maine Art Hill welcomes the community to a free Artist Reception on Saturday, August 10 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. Shows on Maine Art Hill at 10 Chase Hill Road in Kennebunk is open every day from 10 am to 5 pm. FMI 207-967-0049 or