Archive for Winter Harbor

Whopaints Opens Gallery in the Garden with Concert

Gordon T. Ward will perform a Facebook Live concert from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. June 10 in whopaints whopaints Gallery and Studio’s Gallery in the Garden. Ward is a singer-songwriter and author living in Maine. Information can be found at

Whopaints will be open this summer as an outdoors-only Gallery in the Garden.

Watch a virtual tour of the new iteration of whopaints.

Littlefield Gallery presents “David Estey: Improvisations virtual show”

David Estey: Improvisations virtual show is now available on

Rearranging the Deck Chairs  acrylic on panel  18″ x 24 “

“My work may seem purely improvisational, an abstract exploration of marks on a surface that justify themselves. Yet it is so much more. As a Mainer, I cannot escape the serene beauty of the snowy fields, the blue-black waters and the rugged coast; the harsh realities of life here; or the Down East sense of humor – not to mention the major issues facing humanity. They all are a visceral part of my work.

     I don’t consciously intend to address those issues, they bubble up in the creative process. Although I paint with no pre-conceived notions or expected outcomes, years of extensive study and experience inevitably produce something new and surprising. I have fun using brushes, pencils, pens, putty knives, rollers and sticks to apply, remove and reapply the paint to canvas, paper or panels, sometimes adding collage. I work all the elements and principles of design to create a visually exciting whole. I love the process – the way the paint goes down, the look of thick impastos and thin glazes, the similarity to textured collagraphs and rich aquatints, the search for new forms and the emergence of intriguing narratives. I embrace the influence of Willem de Kooning and Pablo Picasso.

My finished pieces are sometimes nonrepresentational but more often, oddly narrative. Regardless, they always celebrate the rich use of color and texture or a handsome treatment of black & white and an innovative exploration of form.

In the end, I step back in wonder and think, “Wow, look at that,” often feeling changed and elevated.”

Littlefield Gallery Presents “Ben Lincoln: Interface”


Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor presents, Ben Lincoln: Interface.

August 19 – September 15   Artist’s Reception Saturday, August 31, 4-6 pm

My paintings feature a variety of subjects in styles that range from realism to abstraction to my own brand of expressive surrealism, with approaches that prioritize both the aesthetic and the allegorical. Consistent throughout all of my work is love of craft, dedication to material and a desire to connect visual perception with emotion. 

Ben Lincoln was born in Anchorage, Alaska, and grew up on the coast of Maine. He earned a diploma from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston where he studied painting in the studio Domingo Barreres. He continued his studies at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University with a year of independent study as part of the school’s Fifth Year Program. For that work, he was awarded a prestigious traveling fellowship and accompanying exhibition of work at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.



Embracing a variety of subject matter, from representation to abstraction, Lincoln’s work rests somewhere between the real and the imagined, but is always anchored in his devotion to the craft of painting .

In this new body of work for his solo show titled “Interface,” he considers the effects of the extension of mind and how he visualizes that in his art. One of the biggest single features of this extension is a change in the relationship between the internal self and the external world of objects.

Littlefield Gallery opens for the 2019 Season


Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor is open for the season featuring artists Amy Pollien and Amy Bernhardt.


Amy Bernhardt “Certainty of Tides” oil pastel matted and framed 28 x 28



Amy Pollien “Bouquet with Botanical Print” oil on panel 36 x 24

whopaints Gallery and Studio Winter Classes

Premise: The Artist as Truth Seeker and Perception Conveyor

Thursday afternoons 3-5:00.

Feb 7th – Drawing Fundamentals
Feb 14th- Oil painting: colors and mediums,
Feb 21st- Starting a Figure Drawing
Feb 28th- Assessment of a piece

They are free. Each can be taken alone, however all 4 will build to final class.
For more information on each session visit

Littlefield Gallery’s 2018 Online Holiday Show

Amy Pollien “The Celadone Vase” oil on panel 36 x 24

To shop Littlefield Gallery’s Holiday show online go to The gallery is closed for the season except for by appointment.   207.963.6005

Winter Harbor Holiday Shopping Night at whopaints Gallery and Studio

It is that time of year! Come party at whopaints Gallery & Studio Thursday December 6th.  There will several artists bringing their beautiful hand crafted items including  Rusted Pulchritude and Downeast Thunder Farms.  The Studio will be open all day long and festivities will begin around 5 with food, drink and song.  If you have an art or craft you would like to bring, send an email at!

THE ESSENCE OF MAINE Featuring Mark Herrington, Dan Miller, and Barbara J. Zucker

June 25- July 23 Reception Saturday, July 7, 4-6 pm.

Littlefield Gallery celebrates its tenth season with “The Essence of Maine” featuring stone sculptor Mark Herrington, wood sculptor Dan Miller, and seascape painter Barbara J. Zucker. All three of these distinguished artists have been integral parts of the gallery since it began. Mark Herrington  is a lifelong student of the creative process. He is a self-taught stone artist and has been a guest speaker at the University of Maine in Orono in his role as the first sculptor in the Littlefield Gallery Artist-in-Residence program in 2015. 

Dan Miller has been coming to Corea,Maine, for the past 55 years. Celebrating his 90th birthday this summer, he continues to teach at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art, one of the oldest and most prestigious schools in the country. As an administrator, he has fulfilled the duties of Dean of Faculty, Acting Dean of the School, Chairman of the Painting Department, and, since 1998, Chair of the MFA Program. He has had 71 one-person exhibitions involving printmaking and sculpture. His work has has received numerous awards and is in private and public collections around the country.

Barbara J. Zucker’s paintings are in the permanent collections of The Berman Museum of Art at Ursinus College, The Reading Public Museum, Woodmere Art Museum, Rosemont College, and numerous other public and private collections in Pennsylvania and elsewhere. She is listed in Marquis Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who of American Women. Her most recent solo shows were at the Eisenhower Theater Gallery at West Point, NY, the Montgomery County Community College West Campus Gallery in Pottstown, PA and the Community Music School. 

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Wendilee Heath O’Brien to exhibit in London

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Wendilee Heath O’Brien has been asked to participate in the Parallax Art Show in Kensington, London on February 3 & 4.  Wendilee is a self taught visual story teller painting in Downeast Maine. These stories are told in 5 mediums as each has a distinct voice – watercolor, pastel, oil, Asian Ink and Kinpakku- Japanese Gold Leafing. For more information visit

Winter work at whopaints on display at Winter Harbor’s Shopping night


Come visit whopaints at Winter Harbor’s Shopping night on December 7th. Along with the work in our gallery, we will be hosting several artists including: Shelly Shapiro’s Pottery, Jess Mague’s Photography, and Fogtown’s Brewery’s Brews! (Yes beer!)

For more information visit