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Haynes Galleries’ Celebrates the Summer Season With Majestic Views of the Water

Joseph McGurl Cadillac Mountain Casts a Shadow on the Earth as the Moon Rises Oil on Panel 14 x 8.5 inches

Joseph McGurl
Cadillac Mountain Casts a Shadow on the Earth as the Moon Rises
Oil on Panel
14 x 8.5 inches

For its 2017 season, Haynes Galleries in Thomaston will present “Homage to the Art of the Sea.” This exhibition of seascapes will showcase the magic of marine vistas, including views of Maine, by four of the country’s finest marine artists. Through a modern lens, Joseph McGurl, William R. Davis, Donald Demers and Marc Dalessio capture in paint the appeal of the water, sky, and light along the coast, an appeal that often cannot be expressed in words. “Homage to the Art of the Sea” opens July 6 in Thomaston and continues through the summer until September 9 and will showcase four of the country’s finest marine artists but each has its own aesthetic and vision.

Joseph McGurl calls himself a contemporary luminist. For him that means his paintings explore the same ideas as the Luminists of the 19th century, like a poetic & philosophical contemplation on nature, but his paintings look a bit different. McGurl’s images of the sea can vary in brushstroke and texture, in aerial perspective, and in tone. Even individual pieces feature this variation, like “He Came Dancing Across the Water…Cortez Cortez” where a single ship in the middle ground illuminated by the sun and guided by clear skies contrasts with ominous dark clouds casting shadows on the rest of the fleet on the horizon.
William R. Davis Barkentine at Dusk Oil on Panel 6 x 12 inches

William R. Davis
Barkentine at Dusk
Oil on Panel
6 x 12 inches

A native of Cape Cod, William R. Davis has been surrounded by water and sailing his whole life. He’s acutely aware of the realities of being near the sea. Primarily self-taught, Davis opts for a more serene take on marine views. There is a stillness & dreaminess to his seascapes where water gently ripples off the bows of sailing ships and the sun, low on the horizon, glows like a comforting warm orb. To create the soothing effect Davis paints with thin semi-translucent paint. He carefully builds up layers, replicating the transparency of water and the way light bounces off the surface. He can even do it with moonlight like in the nocturnal scene “Moonrise.”

Donald Demers Bass Rocks Oil on Linen 16 x 24 inches

Donald Demers
Bass Rocks
Oil on Linen
16 x 24 inches

Donald Demers love of maritime subjects began during the summers of his youth spent in and around Boothbay Harbor. The sea has stayed with him all these years. His artistic career began as an illustrator but soon expanded to traditional fine art. His background as an award-winning illustrator is clear in his seascapes— an attention to detail pervades his scenes— but they also exhibit visual poetry as if they are the carefully remembered memories from a trip to the coast long ago.

Marc Dalessio The Grand Canal Oil on Linen 8 x 12 inches

Marc Dalessio
The Grand Canal
Oil on Linen
8 x 12 inches

Marc Dalessio has painted the seven seas, the waters of the Venice canals, and the tropical beaches of the South Pacific. This master of plein air painting has also turned his eye towards Maine. In his trademark quick and expressive style Dalessio works up a scene to capture its very essence, often from interesting and unexpected points of view.

An opening reception to celebrate the exhibition will take place the evening of July 6 from 5-7:30pm. Joseph McGurl, William R. Davis, and Donald Demers are expected to attend the opening to share their stories. Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main Street in Thomaston, Maine. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10am to 4pm. For more information, visit haynesgalleries.com or call (615) 430-8147.

STORIES TOLD THROUGH PAINT UPSTAIRS AT HAYNES

Bo Bartlett The Present, 2003 Oil on Linen 45 x 43 inches

Bo Bartlett
The Present, 2003
Oil on Linen
45 x 43 inches

Haynes Galleries proudly presents “Stories in Paint” as part of the Upstairs at Haynes series. The show is compromised of paintings that tell stories through a single image. It features work by several top Realists with different aesthetics. “Stories in Paint” runs through September 24 alongside “Zoey Frank: Connections & Changes” and “Roger Dale Brown: A Passion for Painting.”

Narratives in painting have a long tradition. It’s difficult for a visual artist to tell a story in a single image. But when they do the painting can connect with the viewer more deeply and communicate the artist’s idea more elegantly. The most talented artists, from the past and today, do it by embedding their image with one or several elements. It can be the way light falls across the room, the elements a character is surrounded by, the expression on their face, or even the way they look out at the viewer. No matter the combination, the best narrative paintings suggest something came before and that something will follow the specific scene depicted and the viewer will want to be a part of that story.

Bo Bartlett, who splits his time between Georgia and Maine, paints the underlying epic nature of the commonplace. Following in the great tradition of American Realims, his scenes are remarkably ordinary but are heavy with implications as if his characters are wrestling with some internal quandary. But visually they have a modernist twist and a flatter style. In The Present, a young woman in a swimsuit braids another’s hair by the sea. They are connected by the intimacy of the act but are also incredibly isolated from one another, barely touching, each absorbed in their own world.

Andrea Smith Stefanie Oil on Panel 15 x 15 inches

Andrea Smith
Stefanie
Oil on Panel
15 x 15 inches

Andrea Smith’s figurative work is ripe with narrative elements. With remarkably few extraneous details she is able to imply a greater story in just a single image. The carefully balanced compositions and soft diffusion of light lend the paintings a mature, unrushed mood, letting the viewer take the whole scene in and immerse themselves fully in Smith’s story.

Seth Haverkamp Essie and the Crows Oil on Board 60 x 42 inches

Seth Haverkamp
Essie and the Crows
Oil on Board
60 x 42 inches

With more whimsy but no less care, Seth Haverkamp produces portraits that capture a moment in time for those closest to him. Usually that means close friends or his children who he often dresses up with playful and homemade accessories like headdresses. His goal is to take one moment in time in his subject’s life and freeze it. He does it with amazing results, paintings that are personal but also broadly appealing.

Ellen Cooper Vortex Oil on Linen 48 x 32 inches

Ellen Cooper
Vortex
Oil on Linen
48 x 32 inches

With masterful draftsmanship and the ability to capture the character of her subjects, Ellen Cooper’s paintings reflect the personality and grit of her figures. They are so captivating Cooper has an international reputation for her portraits. But they are so much more than portraits. Her subjects often appear as if they are at crossroads, contemplating their future.

Accompanying “Stories in Paint” will be a select group of vignette shows showcasing the range of Haynes Galleries artists and collection. Landscapes of all styles are on view in “The Best of Landscapes” with works by Joseph McGurl, Donald Demers, and Peter Poskas while Marc Dalessio’s distinct painterly take on plein air painting is seen in a collection of his views of Maine and Europe. The depth of Realist still life art can be seen in a special grouping. Finally, the best of the gallery’s traditional & contemporary works are together in a stellar collection at the top of the stairs.

Burton Silverman Before the Race Oil on Canvas 22 x 16 inches

Burton Silverman
Before the Race
Oil on Canvas
22 x 16 inches

There is plenty of extraordinary work to see and experience during the second half of the summer at Haynes Galleries. “Stories in Paint” will be like stepping into a great book written by a great author. The accompanying vignette shows highlight the diversity of the gallery’s roster and exceptional things Realists are making today.
Note about roadwork on US 1/Main Street in Thomaston- Roadwork construction is progressing quickly. Two-way traffic has returned to Main Street, drastically reducing driving time. The gallery is open through all construction and welcomes visitors, either walk-ins or by appointment, no matter what the conditions on the road. Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main Street, Thomaston, Maine. Gallery hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Saturday or by appointment. For more information, visit www.haynesgalleries.com or email garyhaynes@haynesgalleries.com

ROGER DALE BROWN SHOWCASES HIS PASSION FOR PAINTING AT HAYNES GALLERIES

Basking In Oil on Canvas 20 x 40 inches

Basking In
Oil on Canvas
20 x 40 inches

Roger Dale Brown returns to Maine with his breathtaking landscape views later this summer in “Roger Dale Brown: A Passion for Painting” at Haynes Galleries. The plein air master will showcase new work, both large and small, painted during recent expeditions and travels. The exhibition will begin August 19 and continue through September 24 and coincide with Haynes Galleries other new show “Zoey Frank: Connections & Changes.” A reception to celebrate the exhibitions will take place from  to 7:30 pm on August 19. Brown and Frank will be in attendance to speak with guests about their work. Both exhibitions and the reception are free and open to the public.

Regatta Oil on Canvas 30 x 40 inches

Regatta
Oil on Canvas
30 x 40 inches

Brown will also lead a live painting demonstration the day of the opening, August 19, from 3 to 5pm in Haynes Galleries manicured grounds, weather permitting. Brown will narrate as he works so guests will experience his passion for painting first hand. He will discuss his travels and painting trips as well as how he picks his scenes, what makes for an interesting and engaging composition, and his painting process.

The exhibition is inspired by Brown’s new book A Passion for Painting written in collaboration with Larry R. Richardson. Brown will sign copies of the book at a special signing on Saturday, August 20 from 10am to Noon. The book aptly describes the man and his life-long fervor for artistic excellence. With over 200 illustrations, the book is the perfect companion for the exhibition and for landscape art lovers. With his thoughtful approach that mixes controlled, precise brushstrokes with energetic, expressive ones, Brown creates paintings that encapsulate the essence of his vistas.

Downward View Oil on Canvas 36 x 60 inches

Downward View
Oil on Canvas
36 x 60 inches

His vistas alternate between grand views like rocky coasts in the glorious setting sun and more modest views like a rickety old bridge spanning a cove. Brown also is not afraid to play with unexpected perspectives. In Downward View he forces us to confront what is surely a fear for many— a fear of heights— when he paints the view looking down from a seaside cliff. The jagged rocks loom below. White foam gathers from the active waves. It is an enticing view, one that combines natural beauty with the rush of standing so close to the edge. 

But no matter the grandeur of the view, Brown must feel a connection with the place he paints. The views needs to speak to him or elicit some emotion because Brown knows if he does not feel something special, the viewer will not either. 

Ocean Gulls Oil on Canvas 20 x 24 inches

Ocean Gulls
Oil on Canvas
20 x 24 inches

To paint what he feels Brown immerses himself in his landscape. He completes as much of the work as possible on site. But when Brown cannot complete a painting on site, he makes notes in the form of drawings, photographs, and videos. They help Brown re-immerse himself in the moment when he’s back in the studio. It is an approach Brown has adopted in recent years as he continues to push himself as an artist. He is always looking to grow as an artist.

For viewers, the result is paintings that feel welcoming, inviting them into the moment. They can feel the warmth of the sun, hear the lapping of the waves, and smell the pine in the air. 

Day of Rest Oil on Canvas 18 x 30 inches

Day of Rest
Oil on Canvas
18 x 30 inches

The paintings have earned Brown accolades and awards from prestigious competitions. He is also a sought after instructor, teaching workshops and giving demonstrations all over the country. 

“Roger Dale Brown: A Passion for Painting” is a chance to see iconic vistas and unfamiliar scenery captured on canvas delicately and with care. But it is also a chance to experience the beauty of the landscape as Brown sees it, through the eyes of one of the premier plein air artists working today. 

Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main Street, in Thomaston. For more information, email garyhaynes@haynesgalleries.com, call (615) 430-8147 or (207) 354-0605, or visit www.haynesgalleries.com.

TJ CUNNINGHAM TO GIVE PAINTING DEMONSTRATION AT HAYNES GALLERIES IN THOMASTON

Artist TJ Cunningham

Artist TJ Cunningham

Fans of well-crafted paintings are in for a special morning at Haynes Galleries. Portrait and landscape artist TJ Cunningham will lead a live painting demonstration on Saturday, August 6, from 10am to Noon under the apple tree at the gallery. He will discuss his process as he works so guests will understand how Cunningham creates his impressions of his subject. The demo is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.

Morning Catch

Morning Catch

As he paints, Cunningham will discuss what first drove him to be an artist and his training based on the works of the masters of the 19th and 20th centuries. He will also talk about his painting process including working outdoors in the environment and how he translates what he sees on location to larger canvases in his studio.

Compliments

Compliments

In his short career, Cunningham has displayed a talent for and a devotion to Realist painting well beyond other artists his age. It’s remarkable considering he did not take up painting in oil until college even though he displayed artistic interests as a child. Cunningham’s love of landscape painting began during his childhood in Vermont but his passion for landscapes is only surpassed by his love of the portraiture, a genre he has studied carefully during his young career. Cunningham has a gift for combining the two into cohesive compositions. For his work, he has received several prestigious honors, including an Exceptional Merit Award from the Portrait Society of America, and been shown in galleries and museums through the U.S.

Many Long Years Ago

Many Long Years Ago

Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main Street, in Thomaston. Gallery hours are 9 to 5, Monday through Saturday. For more information, email garyhaynes@haynesgalleries.com, call (615) 430-8147 or (207) 354-0605, or visit www.haynesgalleries.com.

ZOEY FRANK’S COMPELLING NEW WORK SHOWCASED AT HAYNES GALLERIES

House Party Oil on Linen 68 x 76 inches

House Party
Oil on Linen
68 x 76 inches

One of the brightest young artists in Contemporary Realism is returning to Haynes Galleries to showcase her newest works. Zoey Frank’s compelling new paintings will be on view from August 19 to September 24 in Thomaston, Maine in “Zoey Frank: Connections & Changes.” An opening reception with food and drink to celebrate Frank’s new show will take place on the evening of August 19 from 5 to 7:30 pm. Frank will attend the opening and will speak with guests about her work. The reception and show are free and open to the public.

In the past couple years Zoey Frank has explored human interaction and elements of change in her paintings. These explorations were only just beginning in 2014 when Frank had her first solo show at Haynes Galleries. But she has pushed the ideas further recently and incorporated new elements, resulting in images that compel viewers to look longer. 

Laura Oil on Panel 36 x 36 inches

Laura
Oil on Panel
36 x 36 inches

“I’ve represented Zoey for almost as long as I have had the gallery,” says Gary R. Haynes, founder of Haynes Galleries. “In the years since I met her she has grown by leaps and bounds. She is driven to explore new ways to express her classic training with paint in fresh and exciting approaches. Zoey lets the ideas evolve and the narratives are almost in realtime so they move and change. She strives to make art that connects and she is making lots of connections.”

Another prominent theme in Frank’s new work is change, specifically how paintings change over the period time she works on them. In her figurative work, it can be how a model’s pose is adjusted over the course of several sittings. In a cityscape, it is how the skyline evolves depending on the day’s light. Frank does not completely paint over the previous design. Layers of paint from earlier in the process show through. Edges are left soft. It helps make the work more inclusive but also acts as a record of Frank’s process and every decision that led to the final result. It’s a glimpse into the mind of the artist.  

Scarf 2 Oil on Panel 8 x 12 inches

Scarf 2
Oil on Panel
8 x 12 inches

Patterning appears in her figure paintings as well as her still lifes. Frank enjoys using it because “it confuses the picture plane. It can make a space read as flat but also 3 dimensional depending on how you use it.” The patterning comes in many forms in the new paintings— ornate tiles, woven scarves, floral wallpaper— and each time it adds another layer of visual interest. 

Frank’s new paintings are a clear indication of her technical gifts and bright future as she explores new ideologies. “Zoey Frank: Connections & Changes” will be the perfect mid-summer platform for guests to soak it all in and experience the byproduct of Frank’s skill. 

Brunch Oil on Linen 52 x 70 inches

Brunch
Oil on Linen
52 x 70 inches

Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main Street, in Thomaston. For more information, email garyhaynes@haynesgalleries.com, call (615) 430-8147 or (207) 354-0605, or visit www.haynesgalleries.com.

Haynes Galleries presents “Luminous Light & Reflections”

Eric J Sloane Summer Harvest Oil on Panel 23 x 36

Eric J Sloane
Summer Harvest
Oil on Panel
23 x 36

THE LAND AND SEA SHINES UPSTAIRS AT HAYNES IN “LUMINOUS LIGHT & REFLECTIONS”

The show presents land and seascapes that capture the beauty and narrative abilities of nature with an emphasis on Maine landscapes. The show will be on view until August 13 at Haynes Galleries in Thomaston. Housed in a beautifully restored 19th century sea captain’s house, Haynes is full of great art, and this summer the upstairs galleries offer fresh, new work and roundup a showcase of some of America’s the finest Realists. 

Joseph McGurl Morning Light on the Coast of Maine Oil on Panel 20 x 36 inches

Joseph McGurl
Morning Light on the Coast of Maine
Oil on Panel
20 x 36 inches

Capturing the mesmerizing effects of natural light on the land and sea can be excruciatingly difficult for painters. It has taunted artists for centuries. But in “Luminous Light & Reflections”, it has been done with expert flair by some of the most talented and perceptive landscape artists active today. 

Marc Dalessio Sailboat in Rockport Oil on Panel 12 x 8 inches

Marc Dalessio
Sailboat in Rockport
Oil on Panel
12 x 8 inches

“Luminous Light & Reflections” showcases seascapes as well as glorious landscapes and quaint country scenes. Eric Sloane was well-known for his large body of work marked by New England landscapes, “barn portraits”, billowing skies, and western scenes. Summer Harvest is a gem among his landscape scenes. It depicts a hard day’s work on an open field, with a trademark tremendous blue sky for the background. 

Quick and gestural. Smooth and still. Textured and imposing. The range of the landscape paintings in “Luminous Light & Reflections” will pleasantly surprise. These works are much more than paintings of pretty places. They are portraits of a place during a particular moment in time and all the emotion that accompanied it. 

William Bracken Island, Seal Harbor Maine Gouache on Paper 23.75 x 34.25 inches

William Bracken
Island, Seal Harbor Maine
Gouache on Paper
23.75 x 34.25 inches

 The gallery will remain OPEN during our regular business hours (9am-5pm, Tues-Sat), regardless of construction. We will also happily extend our hours for special requests, call us anytime: 615-430-8147 or 207-594-0605 for more information. Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main Street, Thomaston, Maine. For more information, visit www.haynesgalleries.com or email garyhaynes@haynesgalleries.com.

HAYNES GALLERIES PRESENTS “JOHN BAEDER: WORK FROM 1962 TO 2015”

Dave Brubeck Atlanta 1962

Dave Brubeck Atlanta 1962

More than fifty years worth of John Baeder’s art will be celebrated during an exhibition at Haynes Galleries this summer. “John Baeder: Work from 1962 to 2015” will present oil paintings, watercolors, and travel and still life photographs— all in the Realist tradition— that Baeder has produced during the course of his incredibly productive life as a fine artist. The exhibition will open June 30 and continue until August 13 at Haynes Galleries’ Thomaston location. A reception to mark the opening will take place June 30, from 5-7:30 pm.

London, England

London, England

Since the 1960s John Baeder has been producing compelling art. With an emphasis on detail, storytelling, and strong, clear graphics, Baeder’s images have subtly conveyed what has been at the heart of each of his subjects, whether it has been small-town America, classic aircraft (a new direction he’s been exploring for the last two years), or the roadside diners for which he is most known.

Homage To Aunt Emmy And Uncle Zolty

Homage To Aunt Emmy And Uncle Zolty

The exhibition is inspired by John Baeder’s Road Well Taken, the recent book and biography project by curator and art historian Jay Williams and published by Vendome Press. It is the definitive account of Baeder’s multifaceted career.

Baeder’s professional fine art career began in 1972 when he left the world of advertising and his position as an award-winning Madison Avenue art director to paint full-time. He quickly found support from pioneer gallerist Ivan Karp and his New York gallery OK Harris. Together they launched Baeder’s career which quickly gained admirers. His paintings, particularly his diner images, were an immediate success and put Baeder at the forefront of the photorealist movement. The next 40 years saw Baeder dive deeper into images of roadside Americana, diversify his visual interests and media, and continue to produce art with character, heart, and of the highest creative caliber.

Southwest Motel

Southwest Motel

“John Baeder: Work from 1962 to 2015” will include works from every point in Baeder’s career and thus present works in a variety of genres and media. His black-and-white photographs, originally taken in the 1960s before Baeder committed himself full time to painting, have only recently become available for display. Traveling through small-town America, Baeder photographed the rural poverty that still mired the South. He took his camera with him to Europe to explore not the grandiose architecture of the Old World but the mundane moments and lives of its ordinary people. These images are much more interested in the implied human relationships than in documenting the reality of the place.

In the following decades Baeder began photographing roadside establishments, other than diners per se— motels, tourist courts, gas stations, storefronts— and quirky signage. This body of photographs are devoid of people and instead focus on the implications of roadside architecture and indirectly hint at the lives that evolve around them.

Charlies Diner

Charlies Diner

A lifelong interest in travel hasn’t limited Baeder’s eye to the ground. A youthful and continued passion for old military aircrafts has led to unique grouping of paintings in his oeuvre. Painted in palettes of black and white and various uses of sepia, the Aero series is observations in form, shape, and design of what Baeder considers aerial sculptures and some of the finest engineering of the 20th century.

Any exhibition on John Baeder and his career would be incomplete without his diner paintings. Made in watercolor and oil over the course of his career, the diner paintings are Baeder’s most known and acclaimed works. As Jay Williams elegantly explains in the new book, Baeder “was able to subtly convey that each diner or mom-and-pop eatery was at the heart, or was the hearth, of its community—a skill far more important than simply recording the transitory details of roadside subjects.”

Curtiss SB2C-4 Hell Diver

Curtiss SB2C-4 Hell Diver

After spending nearly 50 years on the road, the last decade has seen Baeder looking inward and using, once again, his camera to do so. This time he turned his lens towards still lifes, creating arrangements from faux vegetables, fruits, and flowers. Biographical elements of various books, magazines, and objets are included with die cast model automobiles, bringing reality and illusion together again. With dark backgrounds and illuminated with northern light, they resemble Baroque Dutch still lifes but with a quintessential Baeder edge with elements of travel, collecting, and personal history.

John Baeder has been a first-person storyteller in words and pictures. The stories have varied, the method for telling them has changed, but each image has been made with an eye for engaging design nearly unrivaled in more than 50 years. Share in these stories during Haynes Galleries’ first show of the 2016 summer season and bask in John Baeder’s honest, realism at Midcoast Maine’s premier art gallery.

Beverly's Luncheonette

Beverly’s Luncheonette

Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main Street, in Thomaston. For more information, email garyhaynes@haynesgalleries.com, call (615) 430-8147 or (207) 354-0605, or visit www.haynesgalleries.com

Haynes Galleries Summer Season in Maine

The summer of 2016 promises to be the best yet at Haynes Galleries. With four different exhibitions and special events throughout the summer, there will be something for everyone. The Thomaston gallery opens June 30 and closes September 24 so stop by midcoast Maine gallery to see some of the country’s best Realist art. All exhibitions and receptions are free and open to the public.

The summer opens with two shows at opposite ends of the style spectrum. Opening June 30 and continuing until August 13 are “John Baeder: Work from 1962 to 2015” and “Teresa Oaxaca: Exuberance.” A joint opening reception will take place the evening of June 30 from 5 to 7:30 pm.

John Baeder Star Diner (Dedicated to the Memory of Ivan C. Karp) Oil on Canvas 30 x 48 inches

John Baeder
Star Diner (Dedicated to the Memory of Ivan C. Karp)
Oil on Canvas
30 x 48 inches

“John Baeder: Work from 1962 to 2015” will present the oil paintings, watercolors, and travel and still life photographs— all in the Realist tradition— that Baeder has produced during the course of his incredibly productive life as a fine artist. With an emphasis on detail, storytelling, and strong, clear graphics, Baeder’s images have subtly conveyed what has been at the heart of each of his subjects, whether it is small-town America, classic aircraft, or the roadside diners for which he is most known. This career retrospective will include many of his early travel & postcard based paintings, several of his latest monochromatic endeavors, and a collection of Baeder’s personal memorabilia that will further immerse guests into the world of John Baeder.

Teresa Oaxaca Venetian Carnival Oil on Canvas 60 x 40 inches

Teresa Oaxaca
Venetian Carnival
Oil on Canvas
60 x 40 inches

Running simultaneously will be “Teresa Oaxaca: Exuberance.” A contemporary artist unlike any other, Oaxaca’s colorful neo-Baroque figurative paintings will keep visitors on their toes. Many adjectives can be used to describe her work— playful, theatrical, magical, feminine, escapist— but no single descriptor perfectly encapsulates her elaborate compositions. Costumed and heavily made up figures reminiscent of Rococo, Victorian, or Romantic characters are paired with still life elements to create pastel-hued vignettes of drama. They are visually unlike any other work being created today, a testament to Oaxaca’s vision as an artist.

For the second half of the season, the gallery will once again present two solo shows. From August 19 to September 24 the gallery will feature “Zoey Frank: Connections & Changes” and “Roger Dale Brown: A Passion for Painting.” These shows will be feted with a reception on August 19 from 5 to 7:30pm.

Zoey Frank Brunch Oil on Canvas 52 x 70 inches

Zoey Frank
Brunch
Oil on Canvas
52 x 70 inches

In the past couple of years Zoey Frank has begun to explore human interaction and change in her paintings. Her latest figurative works, which will be on display during “Zoey Frank: Connections & Changes,” explore specific events in Frank’s life but the content is open enough for viewers to connect with because of their inclusion of underlying universal feelings. Another prominent theme in Frank’s new work is change, specifically how paintings change over the period time she works on them. In her figurative work, a model’s pose can be adjusted over the course of several sittings. In a cityscape, it’s how the skyline grows with each passing day. Frank’s new paintings are a clear indication of her bright future and her summer show will be the platform for guests to soak it all in.

Roger Dale Brown Downward View Oil on Canvas 36 x 60 inches

Roger Dale Brown
Downward View
Oil on Canvas
36 x 60 inches

Running concurrently with Frank’s exhibition is “Roger Dale Brown: A Passion for Painting.” In his return to the Thomaston gallery, Roger Dale Brown is once again bringing with him his newest landscapes and seascapes of Maine’s natural beauty. Maine has been inspiring Brown for several years now. With his brushes Brown captures what is so difficult to express in words about Maine— its enchanting light, the variety of its coastline, the feeling of history throughout the state. He uses a controlled mix of Realism and Impressionism for each scene, varying his brushstrokes, and layering on the paint thick or thin depending on the vista. The result is paintings that astound with their authenticity and emotion.

With these varied and special shows at Haynes Galleries, the 2016 summer season is certain to be an artful one on the midcoast. This is a series of “must see” creatively curated shows.

Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main Street, in Thomaston. For more information, email garyhaynes@haynesgalleries.com, call (615) 430-8147 or (207) 354-0605, or visit www.haynesgalleries.com.