The “Summer’s End” show at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery features two modern realist painters with a combined 100 years experience painting the Maine Coast.
Mark Haltof’s background includes training in New York at the Arts Students League and the National Academy, as well as several Paris ateliers. He began painting in Maine in the mid 70’s with a group of artist friends who came for summers to paint Maine’s rocky coast, and eventually relocated here in 1984. He has shown his work in galleries in New York, California, Florida, North Carolina, Maine and is represented in The Portland Museum Art.
Charles McCaughtry graduated from the University of Hartford Art School, and later studied with Barse Miller, Chen Chi, and Ed Betts. The interaction of earth, water, air, and light are major themes in his work, which often depict scenes from the Blue Hill Peninsula and Acadia. He has exhibited widely in galleries and museums in the US and Canada, and has held over fifty one-man exhibits.
Their recent work may be seen from August 20th to September 20th at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery on Main St. in Blue Hill, Tues-Sat 10am to 4pm.
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