Local Color Gallery will be featuring four guest artists this November including Sheep Jones, Abbie Read, Liz Donald and Margaret Griffith. Belfast artist Sheep Jones’ work begins with layers that build up adding extra interest and leaving swatches of colors in their wake. These are perfect tidbits for the imagination. She has exhibited in numerous solo and group shows in the US and Europe.
Abbie Read of Appleton finds that the natural world has always in some way informed her art. As a graduate student she taught herself the rudiments of making books but it wasn’t until she began taking classes with Rebecca Goodale in Maine that she honed her skills in Book Arts. She incorporates these skills, as well as her passion for collecting old books and odd objects, into her constructions.
Liz Donald from Camden has been creating and studying art throughout her life. She works in oil, acrylic and pastel preferring a vivid palette inspired by extended stays in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico. She is a member of River Arts in Damariscotta Maine and the Boothbay Region Art Foundation.
Margaret Griffith of Little Cranberry Island works in oil using a juxtaposition of quirky Maine buildings combined with strong landscape elements. Her landscape paintings move from the shifting ocean water to the purple mountains, often incorporating the uniqueness of Maine’s architecture.
Local Color Gallery is located at 135 High Street, open Thursday-Sunday 12-4, details at: localcolorgallerymaine.com