Please join me for an art reception at Savory Maine in Damariscotta on Friday, March 3, from 3 to 5 p.m. The exhibit, called "Maine Oasis", features my oil paintings, including puffins, working fishermen, docks, dinghies, and other seascapes, as well as a collection of my earlier pastel paintings. The exhibit, now open, will continue until April 10.
I love the quiet time through the winter for painting in my studio and experimenting with new ideas on canvas. I'm currently focused on the clammers whom I see out in the mudflats even at this time of year. Their work is back-breaking, but they do it for hours, until the tide forces them inshore. On a December morning at 6:30 a.m., I followed clammer Chad Campbell out into the flats and got some wonderful resource material. Six paintings of him are now finished, including "Double Duty" above. One painting from this collection will be used for promotion of the 2017 Yarmouth Clam Festival. The others will be shown in my booth. The festival is scheduled this summer from July 21 - 23.
This past summer, 4 chipmunks tunneled a hole outside my mother's bedroom window, and kept her entertained as they emerged each morning. I gave her this painting of that "Quartet" to remind her of better weather coming soon. A mom and 3 babies, do you think?
The Old Post Office Gallery in Georgetown, Maine, is now closed for the season and will not reopen, although one or two artists may continue to work in the space. After 10 successful years in the gallery, the five partners have decided to spend their time on other priorities. Inquiries about the work of the five artists (Cory Hart, Marijke Damrell, Judy Conlan, Denise Rankin and myself) who have shown there may be sent to me for forwarding.
I continue to show my work at two other galleries: the Elizabeth Moss Gallery in Falmouth, Maine, and the Centre St. Arts Gallery in Bath, Maine. Both are open year-round. More information can be found on their web sites: www.elizabethmossgalleries.com and www.centrestartsgalleryllc.com
For the complete list of my shows in 2017, see the Exhibits page.
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