Two watercolor artists residing in Damariscotta are new members at the Pemaquid Art Gallery in Lighthouse Park. Both have been involved in artistic pursuits as adults, and in recent years have focused on the midcoast landscape interpreted in loose watercolors.
Sarah Fisher studied art in college and had a professional career as a painting conservator. She has been influenced by Asian art and cubism, but for the last five years she has studied with local artists to hone her skills as a landscape painter. She finds endless material in Maine, with the water, waves and reflections found in the coastal area.
Fisher can also frequently be seen at River Arts gallery shows, or by appointment at her home studio at 17 West Lewis Point Road.
Kathleen Horst was an art teacher and professional potter for many years, but her passion for watercolor led her to focus on the medium when she retired. Information about her house portraits (previously done on clay tiles) can be seen on her website houseportraitsbykathleen.com.
At the Pemaquid Gallery, she has transitioned to the coastal Maine landscape, its flora and fauna. Horst is also fascinated by the small coastal villages, historic architecture and cottages, as well as the variety of birds found along the coast. While she would one day like to paint in the famous gardens of France, she finds plenty of inspiration on Pemaquid Point and at the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens.
Horst’s work is found in many area shows and on the walls of local businesses, and she will be showing her work at the Skidompha Library this year. Visit her on Facebook, Kathleen Horst Watercolors, or in her studio gallery at 179 Bristol Rd.
Visit the Pemaquid Gallery of Art this season to see the work of the following member artists: Barbara Applegate, Debra Arter, Bruce Babb, Julie Babb, Stephen Busch, Midge Coleman, Trudi Curtis, William Curtis, Dianne Dolan, Peggy Farrell, Sarah Fisher, Bill Hallett, Claire Hancock, Kay Sawyer Hannah, Kathleen Horst, Hannah Ineson, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Marlene Loznicka, Nancy MacKinnon, Judy Nixon, Paul Sherman, Cindy Spencer, Liliana Thelander, Ernest Thompson, Bob Vaughan, Steve Viega, Bev Walker, and guest artist Jane Bowman.
Artists all reside within the Lincoln County area. The Gallery is situated within Lighthouse Park at Pemaquid Point, Bristol and online at www.pemaquidartgallery.com. The gallery is open daily through Columbus Day, from 10 AM until 5 PM.