Hi friends, family, and painting enthusiasts! Another summer season is on approach and after this long winter I am so ready! I will be showing work in various venues this year. Here is all the information.
First, I will soon be taking sixty new paintings to the exemplary Landing Gallery for my new solo show, Wild Life, about the pleasures of painting outside. The show will be hanging before Memorial Day weekend and the official opening is Friday evening June 7th from 5:00 - 8:00. At the end of June Landing Gallery will rehang a selection of my work for the summer, so please stop by when you are in Rockland. A new catalogue for the Wild Life show is available from the gallery or from me directly.
Then in August, five paintings of mine will be in the annual Blue Hill Public Library fundraising exhibit. This year's show is entitled Vacationland, and is curated by Marcia Stremlau. The show opens Friday August 2nd from 4:30 - 7:00 p.m., and will be up for the entire month. This is usually a terrific group show. Marcia has a great eye and I'm so pleased she is including my work again this year.
Again in August, the Dark Harbor Studio and Gallery on Islesboro is showing work from the group of artists I go on retreat with each fall at Long Ledge, the island home of painter Brita Holmquist. The gallery is located in the Williams Building at 509 Pendleton Point Road in the village of Dark Harbor. Our show will be opening on Thursday August 15th and will be up for a week.
And, in August and September, I will be showing a few paintings at Betts Gallery at the Belfast Framer in their group show H2O, about water in all its forms. I love painting snow, fog, clouds, the ocean, and inland waterways and am looking forward to seeing what the other artists in the exhibit will focus on. The show opens in the evening on August 16th and runs through September 21st.
Here in my studio I have work for sale too, as always. I've been framing some work and just added a lot of new images on the available work page of this site. For more information about these paintings or to see others I have available, drop me a line.
That's all for now, although I am waiting to hear about another possible exhibit in the fall. I will post an update about that when I know for sure. I can't sign off without talking about painting for a minute, though. Last year was an exciting one for me, painting-wise. I spent a lot of time far inland, drawing and painting a few particular rivers, lakes, and mountains in northwestern Maine, and I feel like I am starting to know Maine in a new way. Usually my attention is riveted by the ocean and islands, and that has been the case with me for decades now. So to head in the opposite direction, go into the woods, and see how water behaves there has been a whole new thing for me. I am rapt! Some of my paintings from this ongoing exploration are shown with my other new work here, if you want to take a look. And this is an example of one of them underway (a little over half-done), from last October, beside Lake Onawa: