Second Friday ArtWalk–My Abstract Landscapes at the Mix

Rearview and four other paintings from my Abstract Landscape Series are on view at The Mix, at the corner of Maine and Here is a link to see the gallery of Abstract Landscapes on my website: Stop in during open hours or on Friday evening, July 8th from 4-7 pm during the ArtWalk.

Rearview, acrylic and mixed media on paper, mounted on board, 22 x 22 inches, 2012, on view at The Mix
Tree Dance, mixed media painting, 22 x 22 inches, 2012, on view at The Mix

ArtVan’s 10 x 10 fundraiser continues at Frontier through July 30th

Each participating artist was given a word from the theme: Bridge, Messy, Emerge, Ignite to use as a creative spark. I interpreted my word “Emerge” by building up layers of imagery using my chosen medium of collage. The red leaf (acrylic paint over a real leaf) emerges from the cold of winter. Interestingly, the flowers (vintage wallpaper from the U.K.) emerge from their branches, and life emerges from the cracked egg shell. The vertical, diagonal, and curving lines all suggest various movements. Some of the elements such as the Zen tea tag and the sewing patterns may seem random, but they all emerged from my studio practice. And as each of us emerges from the worst of the pandemic, we can reflect on our new selves and our new world. Here is an article from the Portland Press Herald that gives an overview of the project:

Emerge, mixed media collage, 10 x 10 inches, $200.00. This exhibit fundraiser for ArtVan, a mobile art therapy progrm for youth. The 10 x 10 is, on view through July 30th at Frontier in Brunswick. I am #63 and you can purchase my piece here

Out and About along the Coast

Downtown Gardiner’s festival invited artists to paint the town. Here I am (on the right with pink ball cap) with two artist friends sketching the scene. photo credit: Cheryl Clark

You never know where you might spot an artist at work. In the summer, I take my pastels and watercolors with me on my outings. Spending time outdoors fuels me for the long winter months. I hope you are out and about, enjoying the many gifts of summer. I’d love to hear about the art you discover along your travels. And please be in touch if you’d like to arrange a studio visit. My email is Enjoy, and stay well!