Another of my ongoing painting obsessions remains my love of Mount Desert Island and Schoodic. And I'm so happy to say that Landing Gallery in Rockland, Maine is once again having a solo show of my work this year - Water and Stone: Schoodic and Mount Desert Island. I will deliver around 60 paintings to the gallery in mid-May. The show dates are May 26th - June 25th, and the official opening is during the First Friday Art Walk on June 2nd, from 5-8 p.m. I have been working on this show for several years and many of the paintings in it are from my time as an artist-in-residence at Acadia National Park. I was born in Bar Harbor and lived there as a child before moving away, and I have to say that painting in that area, now, as an adult, has been one of the most satisfying experiences of my life. It feels like a full-circle journey. Paintings in the show range in size from very small (5 x 7") to large (40 x 64"). There will be a catalogue available, with images of 23 of the paintings. This painting (already sold) is on the front cover - Blue and gold day, the corner, Schoodic Point, Maine, oil/canvas, 18 x 18":
Lastly, some of my work has been selected for the August exhibit Island Light at the Blue Hill Public Library. This show is curated by Jennifer Mitchell-Nevin and Marcia Stremlau, and I am thrilled to be a part of it. It opens on Friday, August 4th and runs through September 1st. This is an important fundraiser for the library and I'm so happy to participate, to help support literacy, books, and artists all at once. Again, I haven't seen a list of the other artists yet, although I do know that the amazing painter Louise Bourne will have work there too. And three of my paintings will be in the show, including this one - Penobscot Bay fog bank, from Islesboro, Maine, oil/canvas, 20 x 20":
Thanks for reading - I hope to see you at an opening this summer!