As August continues, Jean Kigel will feature her Asian brush paintings at her Back Cove Gallery, 1396 Back Cove Road in Waldoboro.
Kigel has established herself as a dedicated artist, blending Asian brushwork with the roughness of the Maine Coast. The late critic Philip Isaacson wrote, “Kigel is a master of the oriental brush. Her work with ink or with ink and color strikes the viewer as spontaneous, loose and bold, the product of a difficult skill, an attitude acquired through commitment and study.”
She began her study with the Vietnamese master Nguyn Cao Nguyn in the 1980s and continued it with her travels to Japan and China.
A member of the Sumi-e Society of America, and the Union of Maine Visual Artists, Kigel has exhibited in the East Coast, the Middle East and France.
The gallery is open during the month by chance or by appointment. Call first: 207 832-5152.