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Pemaquid Art Gallery Wraps up Season on October 9th

Bill Hallett’s “Coastal Fantasy” is representative of his uninhibited use of color in his coastal landscapes.

Bill Hallett’s “Coastal Fantasy” is representative of his uninhibited use of color in his coastal landscapes.

Don’t miss the end of the season at the Pemaquid Art Gallery! A wide variety of talented artists show their work in the 89th year of consecutive gallery seasons. Two of the longest showing artists, Jean Harris (more than 25 years) and Barbara Klein (12 years) are joined by newcomers William Hallett (his first year) and Kathleen Horst (her second year as guest artist). Trudy Curtis works in clay and has shown for about 6 years at the gallery.

William (Bill) Hallett is known in the area for his acrylic paintings of Maine scenes, interpreted in highly saturated uninhibited color that were influenced by his youthful years in Mexico. Unlike many Maine artists, the landscape or seascape as a geographic location is secondary to the graphic elements of shape and color, which are exciting and unique. Hallett’s work can also be seen on his website, hallettpaintings.com and at A Little Mad Gallery (Bar Harbor), Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery, and Gifts at 135 in Damariscotta.

“Geraniums” by Barbara Klein  is typical of the visual memories she paints of the Bristol, Maine peninsula.

“Geraniums” by Barbara Klein is typical of the visual memories she paints of the Bristol, Maine peninsula.

Although her images are generally smaller and a little more restrained than Hallett’s, Barbara Klein also enjoys creating Maine scenes that emphasize clear shapes and vibrant color. Her oil paintings are most often framed in wide gold frames, creating the feeling that the viewer is privileged to see into a special private spot in Maine. She is “always on the lookout for the moments of time” that cause her to record a visual memory of a day on the Bristol peninsula where she paints. Klein also shows her work at Gifts at 135 in Damariscotta. Like all Pemaquid Gallery artists, a sample of her work can be at the website, www.pemaquidartgallery.com.

Kathleen Horst of Damariscotta is inspired by the historic architecture of Maine villages.  Her painting, “Stonington” reflects that inspiration.

Kathleen Horst of Damariscotta is inspired by the historic architecture of Maine villages. Her painting, “Stonington” reflects that inspiration.

Kathleen Horst also has a background in clay, especially focusing on house portraits on clay tiles, but now works in watercolor on paper. While she continues to offer house portraits on paper (www.houseportraitsbykathleen.com/), she has transitioned to landscape in her offerings at the Gallery. She is inspired by the historic architecture of Maine villages and roads, and by gardens such as the Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. Horst’s work is seen in area shows and will be featured at the Skidompha Library in 2018. She may be visited at her studio/gallery at 179 Bristol Rd, Damariscotta.

 

Pemaquid Gallery 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.

Landscape Painters Curtis and Ineson at Pemaquid Art Gallery

Bill Curtis’ oil painting, “Pemaquid Point Surf”

Bill Curtis’ oil painting, “Pemaquid Point Surf”

William Curtis and Hannah Ineson are two area landscape painters who find the Pemaquid peninsula and the nearby islands inspiration for their work. Both have connections in other states, while the Maine landscape forms the basis for the majority of their paintings. They have both pursued artistic ventures for over 40 years.

William Curtis grew up in the art-saturated environment of Gloucester, Massachusetts, where his father and uncle were renowned artists. He and his brothers were involved in art from an early age, and Curtis has continued to paint throughout the New England area. Curtis particularly enjoys oil painting en plein air, sometimes returning multiple times to observe the fleeting light and shadow, colors and values, of a location that particularly piques his interest.

Moving to midcoast Maine a few years ago, he has been exploring and sketching the rugged coastline and wooded interiors.  He has found here what he “truly considers ‘Mother nature at her very best,’ where each season has so much to offer in sheer beauty and challenge to an artist.” Curtis’s work may also be found at the Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA and online at williamacurtis.com.

 

Hannah Ineson’s “Pemaquid Morning”

Hannah Ineson’s “Pemaquid Morning”

Hannah Ineson paints in her Damariscotta studio, often focusing on coastal landscape interpreted in oil with a palette knife for her tool. She also enjoys watercolor, acrylic and drawing with an ink pen. Her oil and acrylic paintings most often have highly textured and heavily worked surfaces while she returns to drawing and watercolor for freshness and spontaneity.

Ineson has worked with various forms of art including printmaking, soft pastel, and pottery as well as oil and watercolor painting. She is a restless artist, enjoying the exploration of different media and styles of expression, while always returning to the natural environment for inspiration. Her subject matter draws on local scenery, but her interest is less in specific geographic accuracy than in the pleasure of composing and executing a work of art and she takes plenty of “artistic license.”

 

She also enjoys and teaches Illustrated Journaling, in Maine, Florida, and Wisconsin. This form of quick sketching often leads to a more finished piece, and she is also working on finishing and publishing a tour of Maine lighthouses in journal format. Ineson is also represented by Camden Falls Gallery and her work can be found online at hannahineson.com. She has had many solo and group shows and will be seen locally at Rising Tide Coop and at the River Grill in Damariscotta in September.

 

Visit the Pemaquid Gallery of Art this season to see the work of member artists all residing 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.

Works of Loughridge and Coleman on Display at the Pemaquid Art Gallery

Midge Coleman’s “South Bristol Morning”

Midge Coleman’s “South Bristol Morning”

Local artists Midge Coleman and Sally Loughridge are showing their work at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this season. It is the gallery’s 89th year of showcasing original two and three dimensional art, and the 57th year of the gallery’s setting on the beautiful park grounds in Bristol.

Coleman paints from life, and spends time each summer in Stonington and on Monhegan, capturing the wonderful Maine light that has brought so many painters to the beautiful mid-coast of Maine for centuries. She also journeys to the Southwest for inspiration and a change of pace.

Painting in both oil and acrylic, her work ranges in size from 6”x8” to 24”x26” in both landscape and still life. She learned early that a work of art is not to instruct or to edify, but to awaken an emotion in the viewer. Her success is measured by the quality and the force of that emotion. Her beautiful landscape and floral paintings can be seen on her website, midgecolemanfineart.com.

“Swift Passage” by Sally Loughridge

“Swift Passage” by Sally Loughridge

Sally Loughridge, a Pemaquid Gallery member since 2000, is also known for her Monhegan landscapes, and is “almost constantly inspired by much of Maine’s ‘bones’ against the ever changing sea and sky.” Loughridge enjoys both oil and soft pastels, and is proficient in both. She celebrates the landscape she captures but also feels she needs to honor her own emotional response, and to have the “imaginative freedom” to alter the composition to suit her painterly sensibilities.

In addition to the Maine landscape, Loughridge’s paintings have been influenced by personal health issues, and in 2016 she received a number of awards for her children’s book, Daniel and His Starry Night Blanket: A Story of Illness and Sibling Love. She is currently at work on a series with the theme “Passages,” which will be influenced by her recent health challenges. Her work can be seen at www.sallyloughridge.com.

Visit the Pemaquid Gallery of Art this season to see the work of member artist all residing 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.

Oil Painters Kefauver and Mabry On Exhibit at Pemaquid Art Gallery

“Welcome II” , an oil painting by Will Kefauver, can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

“Welcome II” , an oil painting by Will Kefauver, can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

Two fine oil painters, Mary Mabry of Waldoboro and Will Kefauver of Damariscotta, are showing their work at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this season. Both are skilled at landscape as well as portraits and figurative subjects. Relatively recent additions to the Gallery (Mabry is a Guest this year, and it is Kefauver’s third season as Member), their work adds to the professional quality artwork seen at the Gallery.

Will Kefauver has an extensive art background as an illustrator, graphic designer and art director, who has now returned to painting and teaching in his home gallery, The Kefauver Studio in Damariscotta. With many nationwide shows and awards under his belt, he is finding the Maine landscape satisfies his desire to create a living memory of a beautiful time and space. He states: “It is the sculpture created by the land, sea, and foliage – brought to life by the changing light – which draws me to the easel. Whether working en plein air or from reference, interpreting what nature presents is both grueling work and joyful play.” He categorizes his Maine subjects as Lighthouses, Monhegan Island, Along the Shore and Boats and Buoys. Within these themes are many subjects that reveal his interest in “wherever land and water meet.” His surf paintings are particularly exciting, showing technical expertise as well as emotional content. His website contains full information on the work and schedule of this busy artist: kefauverstudio.com.

“ Chamberlain” is just one example of Mary Mabry’s lush landscape oil paintings, now on view at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

“ Chamberlain” is just one example of Mary Mabry’s lush landscape oil paintings, now on view at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

Mary Mabry spent many years in the banking business, but has found her true home as a painter in mid-coast Maine. She wisely sought art education from great artists and teachers, including a year at the California Art Institute. Although she considers herself an ongoing student, she credits her intensive work drawing and painting the figure from life with her progress and success.  She is a gardener as well as a painter: “Most of my floral paintings start with a walk through my garden.  For example, as I walk by an old French hybrid lilac, my senses come alive.  And I think as I sink my nose into a flower cluster, “What a heavenly fragrance!  These petals feel like silk on my cheek!  Look at the subtle variations in the color!”  And a concept for a painting is born—translating these sensory feelings into paint—so that others may somehow experience them.” Mabry’s lush landscapes reflect a similar personal experience and emotional response that goes beyond her considerable technical skill. She has earned awards for her work, which has been shown in many prestigious national and regional locations. Her website is marymabry.com.

Visit the Pemaquid Gallery of Art this season to see the work of member artists residing 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.

Multiple Media Artwork Featured At Pemaquid Art Gallery

“State of the Union” by Debra Arter if reflective of her intriguing and colorful work which always has something to say.

“State of the Union” by Debra Arter if reflective of her intriguing and colorful work which always has something to say.

Debra Arter, uses a multiple media approach to art. Known for her printmaking and collage, she also enjoys painting and assemblage. Her subject matter ranges from realistic to abstract. Steve Viega is a woodworker who creates functional art for marine and residential uses. At the Pemaquid Gallery he will be showing unique bowls that highlight the natural beauty of the wood.

Deb Arter remembers her first “serious” art project was a third grade class bulletin board titled “What the Wind Does,” and in high school she won the state anti-smoking poster contest and her design was mass produced. She went on to earn a BA degree in Art Education, and a Masters in Fine Arts. She is a member of many art societies and guilds, and has taught printmaking extensively in the mid-coast Maine area.

Arter’s work reflects a wide-ranging interest in poetry, history and music. A recurring theme is houses and homes, as they reflect the personalities of the inhabitants. Much of her work can be seen as a kind of storytelling, as though the work has something to say, which may or may not be obvious to the viewer! Whatever the subject, her work is intriguing, colorful and delightful, recalling Matisse, Bonnard, and Klee among many other of her favorite artists. She can be seen online at the sites of societies she belongs to including the Monotype Guild of New England, www.mgne.org. She will also be showing her work in Brunswick this fall.

Functional woodworking is the goal and Steve Viega of Walpole and bowls are just some of the fine woodworking he is exhibiting this season at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

Functional woodworking is the goal and Steve Viega of Walpole and bowls are just some of the fine woodworking he is exhibiting this season at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

Steve Viega also remembers early inspiration for working with wood as he grew up in rural Connecticut, which led a degree in forestry from Paul Smith’s College in the New York Adirondack Mountains. On graduation, he worked as a finish carpenter until he became involved in wooden boatbuilding in Maine, where he worked as a joiner in the famed boatyards of the mid-coast, learning from world-class boat builders and joiners.

Viega has now launched his own business, Steve Viega Woodworks, in Walpole. He offers a wide range of fine woodworking services, marine and residential, from furniture to sign carving, new and renovated. After a fire in 2016 destroyed his studio and new house, he is as determined as ever to pursue his art with functional woodworking. The bowls he is showing in his first year at the Pemaquid Gallery are stunning. His work may be seen online at www.svwoodworks.com.

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.

Artists Sherman and Thelander on View at the Pemaquid Art Gallery

“Door Knob” a painting by Damariscotta artist Paul Sherman

“Door Knob” a painting by Damariscotta artist Paul Sherman

Paul Sherman and Liliana Thelander are two of the talented artists seen at Pemaquid Art Gallery in Bristol this summer. They both use familiar objects and landscapes as jumping-off points for meticulous compositions that are exciting and personal rather than simply photographic.

Paul Sherman has pursued art for most of his life, studying with mentors and developing his own voice, creating a unique style of watercolor. His images are crisp and bold and range from a crystal doorknob, to complex reflections of buoys and boats in water, to landscapes, people and animals. He uses musical metaphors to describe his work and development as an artist, and sees the body of his work as an “orchestration,” which he performs as a bridge between the perception of the viewer and his own artistic vision. His stunning images are often edged or bordered with black, and value contrast is as important as brilliant color in his compositions.

Liliana Thelander’s “Loon on Nest”

Liliana Thelander’s “Loon on Nest”

Liliana Thelander is an award-winning realist oil painter who also uses familiar subject matter such as birds and other wildlife, landscapes and still life arrangements with bottles to create harmonious compositions. Her contemporary approach to still life gives the sense that the objects have deep meaning, to be interpreted personally by each viewer. Her intent is to “go beyond realism, bringing life and vibrancy to everyday objects and snapshots in time.”

Visit the Pemaquid Gallery of Art this season to see the work of the following additional member artists: Barbara Applegate, Debra Arter, Bruce Babb, Julie Babb, Stephen Busch, Midge Coleman, William Curtis, Dianne Dolan, Peggy Farrell, Bill Hallett, Claire Hancock, Kay Hannah, Jean Harris, Hannah Ineson, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Marlene Loznicka, Nancy MacKinnon, Judy Nixon, Cindy Spencer, Ernest Thompson, Bob Vaughan, Steve Viega, Bev Walker, and guest artists Mary Mabry, Sarah Fisher and Kathleen Horst.

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.

Artistic Interpretations of Local Landscape at the Pemaquid Art Gallery

“A Winter Morning on the Harbor” is just one of the coastal landscapes by Round Pond Artist Dianne Smith Dolan on exhibit at the Pemaquid Art Galler

“A Winter Morning on the Harbor” is just one of the coastal landscapes by Round Pond Artist Dianne Smith Dolan on exhibit at the Pemaquid Art Galler

Dianne Dolan and Bev Walker are relatively recent members of the Pemaquid Art Gallery. Both have a primary interest in interpretive color in the landscape, with either simplified or abstracted forms rather than specific geographical depiction.

Dianne Dolan, in her third season at the Pemaquid Art Gallery, received an art education that enabled her to teach art, and to paint and show her work. for 20 years. Although she also paints in her studio, based on memory and reflection, she has become particularly motivated to paint plein air, on location on the Pemaquid peninsula, during the warm months. Dolan’s work reflects the coastal landscape interpreted primarily in oil, with a particular interest in color, interpreted through the eyes of an artist rather than a photographer. The beauty of the local environment is evident in her interpreted landscapes. More of her work may be seen at www.diannedolan.com.

Chamberlain artist Bev Walker’s “Summer Clouds” is reflective of herwork with local subject matter and reveals her interest in abstraction and composition.

Chamberlain artist Bev Walker’s “Summer Clouds” is reflective of herwork with local subject matter and reveals her interest in abstraction and composition.

Bev Walker is a Maine native who has spent much of her adult life in Michigan, where she received her art education and for many years pursued a career in interior design. Her work has been shown in Michigan, Florida, and in various Maine locations. She served on the board of the Ann Arbor Women Artists, with a membership of over 200, and in 1999 co-founded the WSG Gallery in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Her work at the Pemaquid Art Gallery reflects local subject matter: trees, water, barns, fishing shacks, taken as elements that reveal her interest in abstraction, composition, and color. Samples of her paintings also can be seen at www.bevwalkerart.com.

Visit the Pemaquid Gallery of Art this season to see the work of the following additional member artists: Barbara Applegate, Debra Arter, Stephen Busch, Midge Coleman, William Curtis, Peggy Farrell, Bill Hallett, Claire Hancock, Kay Hannah, Jean Harris, 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, and guest artists Mary Mabry, Sarah Fisher and Kathleen Horst.

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.

Two Artists Show Their Coastal Watercolors at the Pemaquid Art Gallery

Cindy Spencer’s light and airy “Pemaquid Lupine” is an example of her work which can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this summer.

Cindy Spencer’s light and airy “Pemaquid Lupine” is an example of her work which can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this summer.

Cindy Spencer and Bob Vaughan are watercolorists showing their work at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this season. They both enjoy exploiting the impressionist qualities of watercolor as the colors tend to blend and flow spontaneously. The concept of “less is more” is seen in Spencer’s watercolors, where she strives to convey mood and atmosphere without picky details. The effect is light and airy, a happy result. She feels that big brushes, experimentation and her imagination are her most important tools. This is Spencer’s first season at the Pemaquid Art Gallery. Her work also can be seen at cindyspencerart.com.

Bob Vaughan has been a member at the Pemaquid Art Gallery since 2011. His watercolors reflect his fascination with the “bright, translucent colors….that capture the beautiful light we see in nature.” Vaughan expresses the belief that “painting what you see to express how you feel” is a piece of artistic advice he has taken to heart. He especially enjoys portraying light as it falls on his subjects, whether he is interpreting landscape or has included buildings (iconic Maine houses and buildings are a favorite theme) and figures.

You may find Vaughan’s work at River Arts shows, and other area locations as well as at the Pemaquid Art Gallery. Painting plein air near the coast during the summer,  you may even find him concentrating on a new painting somewhere in the local area!

In addition to Spencer and Vaughan, see the work of the following artists at the Pemaquid Gallery of Art this season: Barbara Applegate, Debra Arter, Bruce Babb, Julie Babb, Stephen Busch, Midge Coleman, William Curtis, Dianne Dolan, Peggy Farrell, Bill Hallett, Claire Hancock, Kay Hannah, Jean Harris, Hannah Ineson, Steve Jaga, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Marlene Loznicka, Nancy MacKinnon, Judy Nixon, Paul Sherman, Liliana Thelander, Ernest Thompson, Bev Walker, and guest artists Mary Mabry, Sarah Fisher and Kathleen Horst.

Artists all reside within the Lincoln County area. The Gallery is situated in 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.

Pemaquid Group of Artists opens 89th Season

Gallery Sign

The Pemaquid Group of Artists opens its 89th season on Sunday June 4, with a gala public reception from 5 until 6:30 p.m. in the Pemaquid Art Gallery located at Lighthouse Park.  The park is renowned for its panoramic views of sea, shore, and sky and the historic Pemaquid Lighthouse, which graces the Maine quarter. Refreshments, conversation with the artists and exciting new works of art will be featured.

The Pemaquid Group of Artists has invited Midge Coleman of Newcastle, Bill Hallett of  Nobleboro, Cindy Spencer of Wiscasset and Steve Viega of Walpole to permanent membership.   Sarah Fisher and Kathleen Horst both of Damariscotta and Mary Mabry  of Waldoboro  will be guest artists for the current exhibition season. They will show their work, together with that of 26 other juried members of the group, at Pemaquid Art Gallery at Lighthouse Park beginning Monday, June 5.  Thirty-three panels/exhibition spaces will be filled with original artworks in oil, pastel, watercolor, gouache, and acrylic as well as marquetry, pottery and turned wooden bowls.

New 2017 Artists at PAG

The Pemaquid Group of Artists invites you to visit the gallery often.  Ongoing sales permit the gallery to display new works continually.  The gallery is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Columbus Day.  For more information, please call the gallery at 677-2752 or vist www.pemaquidartgallery.com.

Well-known Local Artists, Jan Kilburn and Hannah Ineson, at Pemaquid Art Gallery

The vibrant colors and values of  “Camden Harbor” and other watercolor paintings by Jan Kilburn can be seen at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this summer.

The vibrant colors and values of “Camden Harbor” and other watercolor paintings by Jan Kilburn can be seen at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this summer.

Pemaquid Gallery member artists with their own studio/galleries in the midcoast area include Damariscotta neighbors Jan Kilburn and Hannah Ineson. Both are long time professional artists with extensive teaching experience. They also share a love of the Maine islands, as well as the mainland coastal scenery.

 Jan Kilburn is best known for her watercolors, filled with the vibrant colors and values she captures as a plein aire painter. Although most are in the landscape mode, her paintings are also full of the quaint architecture, cottage gardens and picket fences so loved by visitors to Maine villages. While she paints primarily in watercolor, she also finds oil a good medium for recording her impressionistic images.

 Whether she is capturing the misty light of a Monhegan Island morning, or the sparkling light on a sunny day at Pemaquid Lighthouse, Kilburn is aiming at creating an oasis of beauty and warmth for herself and the viewer. As she states, “Every now and then everyone needs a peaceful place in which to escape. That’s what I want to create.” You can find her online at www.jankilburn.com.

 

Well known for her watercolors, Hannah Ineson’s paintings of traditional coastal images now include many rendered in oil, like her “Fish Houses – Monhegan” currently on exhibit at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

Well known for her watercolors, Hannah Ineson’s paintings of traditional coastal images now include many rendered in oil, like her “Fish Houses – Monhegan” currently on exhibit at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

Hannah Ineson also has long been known for her watercolors, although she currently paints primarily in oil. Coming from a family of many artists going back generations, drawing came naturally to her, but she continues to explore various painting techniques. Currently she favors impressionistic interpretations of the natural world in both Maine and Florida, where she paints and teaches in the winter. Like Kilburn, she finds gardens a rich source of subject matter for her oils, painting in an impasto style with a palette knife. At the Pemaquid Gallery this summer she will be showing primarily her traditional watercolors, depicting the many iconic coastal images beloved by residents and visitors alike.

Over the last few years, Ineson has developed a workshop called “Illustrated Watercolor Journaling” in which she teaches the delightful art of recording simple images and text to create a memory book for the student. She especially enjoys inspiring beginner artists with this easy and fun approach to painting. As a faculty member at Dillman’s Resort and Art Workshops in Wisconsin, she will be presenting this workshop again in September this year, as well as here in Maine for River Arts in Damariscotta on several dates. You can find her online at www.hannahineson.com.

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, William Curtis, Dianne Dolan, Peggy Farrell, Viola Glendinning, Claire Hancock, Kay Hannah, Jean Harris, Hannah Ineson, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Marlene Loznicka, Nancy MacKinnon, Judy Nixon, Paul Sherman, Liliana Thelander, Ernest Thompson, Bob Vaughan, Bev Walker, and guest artists Mark Chesebro, Sarah Fisher and Kathleen Horst.

 Artists all reside within the Pemaquid peninsula 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.

Gouache Paintings at the Pemaquid Art Gallery

“Saw Whet Owl” is one of award winning artist Julie Babb’s recent efforts at precisely rendered bird paintings currently on display at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

“Saw Whet Owl” is one of award winning artist Julie Babb’s recent efforts at precisely rendered bird paintings currently on display at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

The Pemaquid Art Gallery in Lighthouse Park, Bristol, showcases approximately 30 artists during the summer season. Now in its 88th year of continuous operation, it is a popular destination with tourists and locals alike. Two of its member artists are Peggy Farrell and Julie Babb, who share a love for water media, in particular the opaque medium known as gouache, which allows for great control, and is often used to depict animals, flowers, birds, and so on, subjects these artists particularly favor.

Julie Babb was a hobby painter until moving to Maine in 1992. She joined the gallery in the following year. In 1994 she began painting birds, which has become her specialty. Her very precise and beautifully rendered images include some of the environment in which the birds are found, often on a gray or tan background, which highlights the colors and values she employs. She most often uses gouache watercolor, but also draws in graphite and some of her work is done on scratchboard.

Not surprisingly, Babb has received many ribbons and awards from wildlife shows, and has shown her work throughout the area including the Pemaquid Watershed Association offices, and in juried shows at River Arts in Damariscotta. Her work is featured at Ducktrap Bay Trading Company in Camden and she teaches gouache painting for Adult Education. With her husband Bruce, who is also an artist, she will be exhibiting at Miles Memorial Hospital in October. See her work also on www.covehousestudios.com.

New Harbor painter Peggy Farrell s gouache painting “Chickadee in Forsythia” can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

New Harbor painter Peggy Farrell s gouache painting “Chickadee in Forsythia” can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

Peggy Farrell began showing with Pemaquid Gallery in 2008 and is the current Gallery Manager. Although she has studied and used many other media, she gravitates to the watermedia, both transparent and opaque watercolor. Most recently she has studied with Julie Babb and become skilled at animal and floral portraits in gouache, an opaque medium that allows for precise brushstrokes and luminous color. The quaint Maine seacoast also inspires her watercolor landscapes.

A member of the New England Watercolor Society and an avid gardener, her works are most often seen at the Pemaquid Gallery and in River Arts juried shows in Damariscotta. Farrell has also participated in area group shows and has had solo exhibitions. Her work can be seen online at www.thepottingshedstudio.com

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, William Curtis, Dianne Dolan, Peggy Farrell, Viola Glendinning, Claire Hancock, Kay Hannah, Jean Harris, Hannah Ineson, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Marlene Loznicka, Nancy MacKinnon, Judy Nixon, Paul Sherman, Liliana Thelander, Ernest Thompson, Bob Vaughan, Bev Walker, and guest artists Mark Chesebro, Sarah Fisher and Kathleen Horst. 

Artists all reside within the Pemaquid peninsula 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.

European Influence Seen in Two Pemaquid Gallery Artists

Bruce Babb’s table top marquetry and other marquetry works can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this summer.

Bruce Babb’s table top marquetry and other marquetry works can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this summer.

Bruce Babb and Viola Glendinning are two area artists returning this year to the Pemaquid Gallery in Lighthouse Park, Bristol. Both artists have explored old art forms that come originally from Europe, putting their own unique stamp on their work.

Bruce Babb has been fascinated by marquetry, the demanding art of veneering patterns in wood, since he bought his first sample pack of veneers over forty years ago. With an X-Acto knife, Babb cuts small thin pieces of woods that come from all over the world, placing them on another piece of wood to form patterns. These may become wall plaques, tabletops, games and jewelry boxes. He has been inspired by Italian marquetry during visits there; this is a very old art form, particularly in Europe.

Each piece is unique, based on patterns he designs, or inspiration from antique quilt patterns. Marquetry requires great skill and patience, both in the design and finishing stages. Each piece is entirely hand-cut. The color comes from the unstained wood that is finished with at least six coats of hand-rubbed varnish. His work can also be seen at the Damariscotta gift shop, Gifts at 136, at The Good Supply, New Harbor, and online at www.covehousestudios.com

 

“Competing in the Race” by South Bristol’s H. Viola Glendinning and others like it are on exhibit at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this summer.

“Competing in the Race” by South Bristol’s H. Viola Glendinning and others like it are on exhibit at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this summer.

Viola Glendinning works primarily in oil. Marinescapes are often the subject of Glendinning’s painting as she spent her childhood on the seacoast in Norway. She is fascinated by the ocean, whether the seas are calm or windblown. Glendinning delights in the wind filling sails, and tossing trawlers in a tempest and she finds great satisfaction in bringing these scenes to life on her canvas.

She received an art degree from Brookdale College in New Jersey and owned the Redmen Gallery in South Bristol for a number of years. This summer, she plans to reopen a gallery for her own work in her Cottage Cupboard Shop in South Bristol. View some of her work online at http://cottagecupboard.wix.com/gallery.

 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, William Curtis, Dianne Dolan, Peggy Farrell, Viola Glendinning, Claire Hancock, Kay Hannah, Jean Harris, Hannah Ineson, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Marlene Loznicka, Nancy MacKinnon, Judy Nixon, Paul Sherman, Liliana Thelander, Ernest Thompson, Bob Vaughan, Bev Walker, and guest artists Mark Chesebro, Sarah Fisher and Kathleen Horst.

Artists all reside within the Pemaquid peninsula 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.

Maine Seacoast Paintings at Pemaquid Art Gallery

South Bristol artist Stephen Busch’s respect for the sea is evident in many of his paintings, including “Anchored”, which can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

South Bristol artist Stephen Busch’s respect for the sea is evident in many of his paintings, including “Anchored”, which can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

Stephen Busch and Kay Sawyer Hannah are two member artists at the Pemaquid Art Gallery who have been strongly influenced by the seacoast environment.

Stephen Busch was raised in a family rich in art and a connection to the sea and sailing. He learned to sail as a teenager and later graduated from the Maritime College at Fort Schuyler, NY.  He spent eight years at sea in the merchant marine and holds an unlimited U.S.C.G Master’s license. His knowledge of ships, ship construction and his abiding respect for the sea is evident in many of his paintings. Busch paints largely in a narrative form and strives to lure the viewer into his paintings with a sense of the mysterious.

Kay Hannah resides in New Harbor, where she grew up. Local coastal scenery is frequently seen in her paintings of mist and fog, backlit flowers and trees, reflections in water, and the moody lighting of dawn and dusk. Currently she is particularly interested in capturing the myriad colors of sunsets, always a challenge to painters because of the rapidly changing light.

New Harbor artist Kay Sawyer Hannah’s interest in capturing the myriad colors of sunset is reflective of many of her works, including “The Bay’s Even Song”

New Harbor artist Kay Sawyer Hannah’s interest in capturing the myriad colors of sunset is reflective of many of her works, including “The Bay’s Even Song”

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, William Curtis, Dianne Dolan, Peggy Farrell, Viola Glendinning, Claire Hancock, Kay Hannah, Jean Harris, Hannah Ineson, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Marlene Loznicka, Nancy MacKinnon, Judy Nixon, Paul Sherman, Liliana Thelander, Ernest Thompson, Bob Vaughan, Bev Walker, and guest artists Mark Chesebro, Sarah Fisher and Kathleen Horst.

 Artists all reside within the Pemaquid peninsula 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.

Prime Art Destination in the Midcoast

Diane Dolan’s “Summer Day” is representative of her precisely rendered landscapes which can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this summer.

Diane Dolan’s “Summer Day” is representative of her precisely rendered landscapes which can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this summer.

Pemaquid Art Gallery is a prime art destination in midcoast Maine. In addition to the spectacular coastline and lighthouse, the visitor is treated to the artist’s viewpoint, including two artists who are back for their second year in the Gallery.

Dianne Smith Dolan is a long-time landscape and still life artist. Dolan divides her time between Boston and Maine, and her work has been shown in many locations from New York and Connecticut to Massachusetts and Maine. Her peaceful plein air landscapes, many of them reflecting the coastal waters and islands, contrast with the colorful, precisely rendered still life paintings created in her studio. She works in a variety of media including oil, watercolor, and pastel, and pursues photography and printmaking as well. Although she is a representational painter, she is more interested in conveying her response, a memory, the essence of a place rather than a photographic rendering. In addition to the Pemaquid Gallery, Dianne Smith Dolan is represented by Galatea Fine Art in Boston, and South Shore Art Center, Cohasset, MA. Her work may be seen online at www.diannedolan.com.

 

“Mallard on Nest” is just one of Bristol Artist Liliana Thelander’s skillfully rendered animal paintings.  See it and others at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this season.

“Mallard on Nest” is just one of Bristol Artist Liliana Thelander’s skillfully rendered animal paintings. See it and others at the Pemaquid Art Gallery this season.

Liliana Thelander, is a contemporary realist painter with a current focus on still life and birds who paints primarily in oils, rendering her beautiful animal and still life portraits and landscapes in her Bristol studio. Her subjects are inspired by moments in family life, the local scenery, and even fruits, vegetables and flowers from the area Farmers’ Markets. Her intent is to bring “life and vibrancy to everyday objects and snapshots in time.” View her work online at www.lilianathelander.com and in many other area galleries including Mast Cove in Kennebunkport, Lincolnville Gallery, Landing Gallery in Rockland and Stable on Front Gallery in Bath.

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, William Curtis, Dianne Dolan, Peggy Farrell, Viola Glendinning, Claire Hancock, Kay Hannah, Jean Harris, Hannah Ineson, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Marlene Loznicka, Nancy MacKinnon, Judy Nixon, Paul Sherman, Liliana Thelander, Ernest Thompson, Bob Vaughan, Bev Walker, and guest artists Mark Chesebro, Sarah Fisher and Kathleen Horst.

Artists all reside within the Pemaquid peninsula 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.