Artists Roy Germon and Amy Bernhardt will be the featured artists at Littlefield Gallery from May 28 through June 21.
Roy Germon’s paintings are more likely to rely on the strength of a broad brushstroke over a finely drawn detail of the landscape. Invented color relationships often win out over a more exact palette found in nature. Though many of the locations in his paintings have emotional significance to him, ultimately his paintings are ideas of those places, transformed by systems of organization and mark making. Roy’s manipulation of “place” is both intentional and intuitive and the most successful works comprise equal parts observation, imagination and discovery.
In 2012, Amy Bernhardt moved to Deer Isle from Boston, leaving behind her partnership in a large architectural firm to make painting her career. With that move came a transition from largely representational paintings to abstract ones, which better express and elicit feelings about the subject of her work. More than purely replicating a place or object, what captures her imagination is conveying its meaning or the feelings it arouses. Many of her pieces are informed by her architectural background, so there is something of an order to them, but that is mixed with her experience on the Maine coast, where raw beauty and irregularities inevitably make their way into the work.
Littlefield Gallery is at 145 Main St., Winter Harbor. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Call 207-838-4174, or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.