Maine Art Hill is having a three artist show featuring new works from Claire Bigbee, Ingunn Milla Joergensen, and John LeCours. The show will run from September 1-20, 2018 at Shows on Maine Art Hill at10 Chase Hill Road, Kennebunk, ME and is open everyday at 10am.
Bigbee, a Maine resident, takes her inspiration from the grandeur of southern Maine’s varied landscapes and changing seasons. To Claire, coastal views, salt marsh settings, and cows grazing in pastoral fields reflect Maine’s unlimited ranges of color and light. She works intuitively and strives to let her work arrive at its essence by staying open to the possibilities that spontaneously emerge while the painting is underway. Whether capturing a moment in time, or reflecting a remarkable spectrum of colors, there is a distinctive energy and harmony in Claire’s art.
Joergensen is a Kennebunkport resident. “For as long as I can remember I have had a huge fascination with texture and aging objects, particularly simple everyday things with stories that are equally important to me as the object itself. Standing inside a huge old barn when the sun is beaming through all the gaps fills me with great respect for those who, with such perseverance and hard work created it. The function is first and foremost, but I always find a proud touch of simple décor. These buildings are not pretentious, but honest. To me they are beautiful monuments. Built to shelter, they are such essential constructions, left standing for generations. Then there is that sense of mystery, the darkness and dust, silence and presence. This is what I try very hard to achieve in my work – the sense of something timeless, grounded, peaceful, quiet, and the presence of something absent.
LeCours takes inspiration from the natural beauty of his native New England. “I have been very fortunate and humbled by my success as an artist, and take none of it for granted as the Art World and Art Market can be very fickle and can change in an instant. Most importantly, my paintings have allowed me to form lasting friendships with collectors from across the United States and Canada.” I have discovered Plein Air painting in Portsmouth Harbor… “the intuitive dialogue with the Sea and the Elements has allowed me to produce my most authentic work and has enabled me to discover my true voice as a visual artist.