Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth showing Five Maine Realists Painters

David Graeme Baker, “Vacationland”

New paintings by five Maine realist painters, including David Graeme Baker, Doug Martenson, Alison Rector, Simon Parkes, and David Vickery are on view at Courthouse Gallery Fine Art through September 11.  Subjects include seascapes, interiors, and more complex narratives like Baker’s Vacationland, which depicts a family at an empty swimming pool in front of a run down motel.  The figures appear to be lamenting the passing of summer, or perhaps an absentee father who could be deployed overseas.

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