Also, three of my paintings are currently hanging up alongside some great local painters at The Hichborn restaurant here in Stockton Springs. Thank you to owners Kirk and Charlie for their support of art and artists. Their latest venture is a gastropub on Route 1 in Searsport, Hey Sailor! which also features local art. Please check out and support their endeavors, whenever possible.
And, the annual fundraising exhibit at the Blue Hill Public Library is coming right up, for the month of August. The show is Summer Dreams, curated by Jennifer Mitchell-Nevin and Marcia Stremlau, and I have four small paintings in that show. Here's one of them:
But no, one more item of note: I'm a featured artist in the summer issue of The Maine Arts Journal. The essay that accompanies the images of my paintings is an edited excerpt from the memoir I wrote, Autobiography of an Island. Thanks to the Union of Maine Visual Artists and the editors of the Journal for thinking of my work for this issue, entitled Beyond Plein Air.
Both outside and in the studio I'm painting steadily, as I continue to address the ocean of grief I find myself adrift upon since losing my husband Ryan almost a year ago. It has been a difficult series of days and months, to say the least, and I am so grateful for the kindness, compassion, empathy, and care that so many have sent his way, and my way too. Wherever you are, may the remainder of your summer be filled with ease, peace, and plenty. Love from me, here, always.