Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth

David Graeme Baker, "Vacationland"

Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth will highlight new work by five Maine realist painters including David Graeme Baker, Doug Martenson, Alison Rector, Simon Parkes, and David Vickery from August 10 through September 11, with an opening reception Wednesday, August 10, 5 to 7 pm. New works by en plein air artistsColin Page and Tom Curry will be highlighted in solo exhibitions.

David Vickery, "Arctic Maine"

As part of the gallery’s Wednesday Night Art summer lecture series, sculptor JesseSalisbury will talk about his stone cutting techniques and process on August 17, Colin Page will talk on August 24, and Tom Curry on August 31. The artists’ talks take place Wednesday evenings at 6 pm. The events are free and open to the public.

Tom Curry, who lives in Brooklin, Maine, is best known for his vibrant pastels and his series of island paintings. Curry, who often works for months in a single location, describes the Maine coast as a living, breathing being with twelve-foot tides, changing light, moving clouds, and powerful winds. His paintings are what he calls “an investigation of change and flux as it occurs moment-to-moment in the living world.”

Colin Page, who lives in Hope, Maine, ventured down east from Schoodic to Deer Isle this past spring to paint the local landscape. Page’s paintings have captured audiences across Maine with his innate ability to capture dappled light whether it sparkles in a stand of birch trees, across the water, or the Pepsi sign at the Hancock grocery.

FMI, call (207) 667-6611 or visit Courthouse Gallery online.