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Painters Liliana Thelander and Julie Babb On View at Pemaquid Art Gallery

During the 90th season of the Pemaquid Art Gallery, visitors will be pleased to see the return of two accomplished area painters, Liliana Thelander of Bristol and Julie Babb of Damariscotta. Both are interested in closely observed subjects interpreted with precision. While Babb records birds in their environments and botanical studies, Thelander enjoys painting birds and various animals among other subjects.

Liliana Thelander’s “Wild Bills” is exemplary of her close observation of subject matter and contemporary realistic style. Her work can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

 Liliana Thelander, who describes herself as a contemporary realist painter, has been inspired in part by Maine realist artist John Whalley, and by Australian painter Colley Whisson. Their influence is seen in her skilled paintings of seascapes, boats, birds and pet portraits.

 Originally from Caracas, Venezuela, Thelander first worked in stained glass, but soon discovered her ability to draw, which led to classes in painting and now a successful career in painting with oils and occasionally acrylics. Although she has been primarily a studio painter, she has begun painting more on location and finds it compelling.

 She is represented by Mast Cove Galleries, Kennebunkport, Lincolnville Fine Art and the Landing Gallery, Rockland. Her work also may be seen at Gifts at 136, Damariscotta, and on her website, www.lilianathelander.com.

Local artist Julie Babb has received many awards for her bird portraits and botanical studies, and “Northern Waterthrush” is one of her latest paintings.

 Julie Babb has studied ornithology as well as photographing birds to insure that her bird portraits are accurate as well as beautiful. Like Thelander, her native talent in drawing enables her to finely render the birds as well as the botanical studies that form their natural environment.

 Babb utilizes the tools familiar to such famous naturalist artists as Robert Bateman and Raymond Harris Ching to achieve her stunning effects. Opaque watercolor, or gouache, is her primary medium, but she also works with pen and ink, pencil/graphite, and on scratchboard. She is working on a new portrait of a young song sparrow framed by golden ash leaves in winter.

 She has been an art instructor, author and illustrator, and has received many awards for her bird portraits and botanical studies. Babb is also a skilled calligrapher. Her work also may be seen at Ducktrap Bay Trading Company in Camden, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick, the River Gallery, Damariscotta, and online at www.covehousestudios.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, 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.

“Remembering Wally” An Art Show at Pemaquid Watershed Association Gallery

“Remembering Wally” An Art Show at Pemaquid Watershed Association Gallery

September 21 – Opening Reception 4:30- 7pm

Wally Margaret Huber Schweighauser (Switzerland, 1912-2016, Nobleboro). She would have been a mere 105 years old on the 3rd of this month. “A life well lived”, we all say. And it was indeed a life well lived. Not only well, but this very unique woman, despite the hardships endured, was a beacon of light that had shown through her contagious smile, twinkling eyes and sometimes if you said just the right thing or sang the right song, she would giggle. Wally loved oysters, whistling with the birds and rock gardening. She yodeled, spoke three languages and wrote stories. She passionately created art.

Wally’s artistic creations were a direct reflection of the life she lived. After emigrating from Switzerland to Canada in 1937 with her newlywed husband Hans, Wally, age 19, learned to forage and live off the wild land of the Laurentian Mountains north of Montreal. Living with an artist father who painted the walls of their drab flat with lively brushstrokes of color and who was also a prolific artist, was an additional inspiration for her love of creating which Wally started dabbling in when she was 18 years old.

After their four children were raised and out of the home, Wally, well in her fifties, set up shop and began fulfilling the call to paint that had been yearning in her heart most of her life. Living in Duxbury, Mass, classes were started locally and she loved it. She was given a gift of a few night classes in 1966 at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. Those two years worth of night classes turned into day courses and she attended enthusiastically for four years. She told me she met Andy Warhol once.

Once started, she couldn’t stop. Wally attended many workshops, Penland, and with all the superior teaching she received in Boston, she was expressing herself in oil, watercolor, stained glass, clay, and more, thus creating an eclectic repertoire spanning over 50 years.

Wally lived art every day until her passing. Whether it was gardening, watching fireflies in her backwoods, doodling, cooking fabulous meals, forming a figure in clay or slathering paint on a canvas, she lived art. Sometimes you don’t get to know a person and love them even more, until they are gone. Reading her many notes with artist advice, poems and stories of inspiration have helped me to gain a greater respect and insight into what a remarkable woman she was. Wally. My Grandmother.

Delly Schweighauser, Valerie Greene and Family cordially invite you to experience just a tiny bit of what Wally had expressed, in many ways, at the opening of her show at Pemaquid Watershed Association Gallery at 584 Main Street in Damariscotta, September 21, 2018, 4:30-7 pm. Show will continue until October 18. 

Artists Klein and Spencer’s fresh and direct approach to painting on view at the Pemaquid Art Gallery

“Rockport” by Barbara Klein is illustrative of her skillful use of color, light and shadow.

“Rockport” by Barbara Klein is illustrative of her skillful use of color, light and shadow.

Among the thirty-two artists showing at Pemaquid Art Gallery this year are two whose works define the term “fresh.” Both Barbara Klein and Cindy Spencer exploit strong color and simplicity to render images that often hint at a story behind the scene. To quote Klein, visitors are encouraged “to bring their own impressions and memories” to their viewing experience.

Barbara Klein is primarily an oil painter although she also enjoys painting en plein aire with watercolor, to capture the sense of being there at a moment in time. Her chosen subject matter is the Bristol peninsula where she lives, the landscape and usually the houses, wharves, boats and sheds found in the coastal area. Her direct approach makes skillful use of color, light and shadow, highlighting the images that make this area a favorite for painters.

Klein is self-taught, but has studied with many other professional artists, most recently participating in the Coastal Maine Art Workshops in Rockland, which brings well-known artists and teachers from around the world to Maine. Her work may also be seen at Gifts 136 in Damariscotta.

Artist Cindy Spencer’s “Inspiring Improvs” watercolor can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

Artist Cindy Spencer’s “Inspiring Improvs” watercolor can be viewed at the Pemaquid Art Gallery.

Cindy Spencer is primarily a watercolorist. Like Klein, she takes a direct approach to create fresh images that hint at a story and may elicit a memory from the viewer. Her use of watercolor is loose, exploiting the wet-in-wet potential of the medium. Often, however, she will include figures, a boat or a building that anchors the scene.

Spencer, who now lives in Wiscasset, has painted, shown and taught extensively in the Mt. Washington valley, N.H. area and exhibited in Bridgeton, Maine. She is now focused on the scenery in the coastal Maine area, although she also likes to paint florals, wetlands, mountains and farmland, and abstracts. She also has skill with portraiture. She enjoys recording the changing of seasons and the colors and light that are special with each one.

Her work may also be seen in area shows and galleries such as the Boothbay Region Art Foundation, and on her website, www.cindyspencerart.com. She may be visited at her home studio, where she offers private and group watercolor classes.

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.

Plein Air Painters at Open Lighthouse Day

Artist Will Kefauver and other Pemaquid Art Gallery members will be painting plein air at Lighthouse Park on Saturday, September 8 as part of Open Lighthouse Day events.

Artist Will Kefauver and other Pemaquid Art Gallery members will be painting plein air at Lighthouse Park on Saturday, September 8 as part of Open Lighthouse Day events.

Local Artists Paint “Plein Air” at Open Lighthouse Day

 The Pemaquid Group of Artists will be an active participant at the Open Lighthouse Day event on Saturday, September 8 at Lighthouse Park.  The celebration of the Pemaquid Lighthouse and its historical significance will take place from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.  Admission to the park during these hours will be free to the general public. 

 Local artists and members of the Pemaquid Group of Artists will be painting on the site from 10 to 4  p.m. and will be happy to answer questions from observers.  Affordable original art works will be for sale under a canopy in front of the Pemaquid Art Gallery.  The canopy exhibit will be in addition to the gallery itself, which will be open for its customary hours of 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 Members of the Pemaquid Group of Artists include:  Barbara Applegate, Debra Arter, Bruce Babb, Julie Babb, Jane Bowman, Stephen Busch, Midge Coleman, Trudi Curtis, William Curtis, Dianne Smith 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 O’Brien MacKinnon, Judy Nixon, Paul Sherman, Cindy Spencer, Liliana Thelander, Ernest Thompson, Jr., Bob Vaughan, Steve Viega and Bev Walker.

 For more information, please call 207 677 2752 or visit www.pemaquidartgallery.com.

 

Leavitt and Ineson’s Lush and Colorful Paintings on Display at Pemaquid Art Gallery

In her painting “Lilac Season”, Hannah Ineson combines watercolor and pastel to interpret the Maine landscape.

Two Pemaquid Gallery artists are friends who live near each other in Maine, and also in Florida during winter months. They have art businesses in both places but are showing their coastal Maine landscapes, often interpreted in pastel, at the Pemaquid gallery.

Patti Leavitt of South Bristol and Bonita Springs, FL, works exclusively in pastel, giving her paintings a lush, deep color finish. Often she features buildings including farm scenes, as well as the quaint villages found along the Maine coast. She also finds subject material in woodlands and even still life, and she is currently developing seascapes as a primary interest. She is skilled also at portraiture and would like to devote more time to this subject. Sometimes her subjects even cross over from Maine to Florida, such as a beautifully rendered pile of buoys in the back of a truck.

Leavitt was born into a family of artists and cannot remember when she wasn’t painting and drawing. She is a member of the Southwest Florida Pastel Society, and shows frequently at the Center for the Arts in Bonita Springs, where she has received several awards in juried shows. After a decade or so at the Pemaquid Art Gallery, her paintings are a favorite with visitors.

Like Leavitt, Hannah Ineson of Damariscotta and Naples, FL, can claim many artists in her family, past and present. However she did not turn to painting herself until early adulthood, when she began working in watercolor and taking many workshops with nationally known painters drawn to the Maine coast during the summer. During the past four decades, she has explored print-making, oil, acrylic and pastel as well as watercolor. Describing herself as a “restless artist,” she is always experimenting with new subjects and techniques, and has pursued pottery for about ten years in Florida where she is an instructor at the Marco Island Center for the Arts..

Most recently, Ineson is showing colorful interpretations of the Maine landscape rendered in a combination of watercolor and pastel. She will also continue creating her highly textured paintings with a palette knife, in oil or acrylic. As an instructor in watercolor journaling, she is working on several projects including a how-to book, publishing an illustrated watercolor journal of Maine lighthouses, and an online journaling course with Artful Gathering.

Both artists show their work widely in the area. Ineson’s work also can be found on her website, 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, 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.

Oil Painters Loughridge and Loznicka Return to the Pemaquid Art Gallery for the 2018 Season

 Inspired by the “elemental beauty of the land and seascape” of Coastal Maine, Sally Loughridge’s painting, “Light’s  Descent” is on view at the Pemaquid Art Gallery

Inspired by the “elemental beauty of the land and seascape” of Coastal Maine, Sally Loughridge’s painting, “Light’s Descent” is on view at the Pemaquid Art Gallery

Two long-time members at the Pemaquid Art Gallery who return this season are well known in the Pemaquid area. Sally Loughridge of South Bristol and Marlene Loznicka of New Harbor are both skilled in oil painting and enjoy painting on Monhegan Island.

Sally Loughridge remembers a painting experience at a Viking site in Newfoundland over 30 years ago, and is still inspired by the “elemental beauty of the land and seascape” found on the coast from far north to coastal Maine.

Although her work, in both oil and pastel, is recognizably landscape, Loughridge is following her emotional response to a more abstract and simplified interpretation. The light and shadows of the coastal islands, such as the dramatic Monhegan cliffs, inspire her. She works both in studio and on location, where she can work more intuitively and with less detail. Although she acknowledges the importance of skilled technique, she is most pleased when a viewer is stirred by the emotional component.

She has written and illustrated two books and also participates in many area shows and galleries including Port Clyde Art Gallery, Mast Cove Galleries, Kennebunkport, and Archipelago, Rockland among others. Visit her at www.sallyloughridge.com.

Marlene Loznicka, who studied at North Carolina School of Design, La Romita School of Art in Italy and the Vermont Studio School, had the advantage of painting with her artist father in her youth. She is a Maine native and returned after teaching painting in North Carolina. She has also taught at the Farnsworth Museum and conducted workshops on Monhegan, her favorite place to paint.

With many awards and exhibitions to her credit from California to Maine, she is now content to focus on her beloved Monhegan, and her Pemaquid peninsula home. Like Loughridge, her interpretations in oil paint, and sometimes ink, reflect her emotional response to the island and seacoast with lush brushstrokes and textures, in both color and neutral tones. The wide range of her work shows her long experience and dedication to her art. Also see her work on www.marleneloznicka.com, at the Lupine Gallery, Monhegan, the Landing Gallery, Rockland, and her home studio in New Harbor.

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.

Meet the Artists at the Point!

 Pemaquid Group of Artists will demonstrate their painting at Lighthouse Park on Thursday, July 19.  Come and meet our artists!

Pemaquid Group of Artists will demonstrate their painting at Lighthouse Park on Thursday, July 19. Come and meet our artists!

Meet the Artists at Work  painting en plein air
Thursday, July 19, 2018 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 
Lighthouse Park, Pemaquid Point

Coastal Landscapes by Walker & Kefauver Featured at Pemaquid Art Gallery

The intense color of “Pine Branch” by Bev Walker is typical of the artist’s oil paintings of coastal scenes.

The intense color of “Pine Branch” by Bev Walker is typical of the artist’s oil paintings of coastal scenes.

In its 90th year of continuous seasonal operation, the Pemaquid Art Gallery in Bristol features the work of many local resident artists. Bev Walker, who lives in Chamberlin in the summer and Topsham in the winter, and Will Kefauver, Damariscotta, are two whose fine oil paintings attract visitors.

 Bev Walker holds degrees in art design and painting. Although she started her painting career in watercolor, her medium now is oil, and her subject is landscape. She also enjoys painting abstract works for the personal challenge and artistic growth it provides.

 Her early years in Rangeley were followed by adult life in Michigan where she participated in competitions and received many awards. Since 2016, back in Maine, she has shown her work at River Arts, Topsham Public Library and often at the Highlands in Topsham.

Inspired by the ocean, Walker is interested in intense color, stating “I believe art should heighten the experience of the actual.” Some of her finely executed coastal scenes can be seen at her website, bevwalkerart.com.

Inspired by water and subjects found near the water, Will Kefauver painted “Nocturne, New Harbor”

Inspired by water and subjects found near the water, Will Kefauver painted “Nocturne, New Harbor”

 Will Kefauver also studied art and was an instructor at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. His art career included years as an illustrator, graphic designer, art director and executive in the publishing industry. He has an extensive bio with many shows, galleries and awards to his credit. Today, he shows his work and teaches private lessons at his studio in Damariscotta. He is President of the Pemaquid Group of Artists.

 Kefauver, like Walker, is particularly inspired by water and subjects found near water – “boats, buoys and dinghies” was his aptly named solo show in Damariscotta in 2015. He is equally skilled at portraits of animals and people, but his primary interest remains the coastal Maine landscape, which he paints both on location and in the studio. He welcomes visitors to his studio gallery at 144 Bristol Rd. Damariscotta. See his website, kefauverstudio.com for more information.

 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.

Photos of Pemaquid Art Gallery 90th Anniversary Opening

The Pemaquid Group of Artists celebrated its 90th birthday at a June 3rd Opening Reception at Lighthouse Park.

Pemaquid Group of Artists Patron and Board Member, W. Anne Jackson (left) and Edie Vaughan enjoys art and conversation at the Gallery’s June 3 Opening Reception.

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.