Blue Hill Bay Gallery celebrates Blue Hill’s 250th

Mark Haltof, “Blue Hill Autumn”

In honor of the 250th anniversary of the founding of Blue Hill, Blue Hill Bay Gallery
is showing a collection of new works by 12 artists of some of the best views of the Blue Hill area. The exhibit is open now and will run through August 15, and an Opening Reception is planned for 5-7 p.m. Friday, July 27.

Mark Haltof is a contemporary realist painter with over 30 years experience that includes training in New York at the Arts Students League and the National Academy, as well as several Paris ateliers. His work is represented in The Portland Museum Art. Kenneth Knowles is an established talent, known widely throughout New England for his work in landscape impressionism. Knowles was 17 years old when he sought out artists to teach him. He studied under well-known Rockport artists T.M. Nicholas, Stapleton Kearns, and John Terelak. Richard Roflow loves to paint the intimate details of Deer Isle, as well as the iconic images of Acadia National Park. Roflow is a two-time winner in the National Park Academy of the Arts competition, and was the Maine artist featured in the Presidential suite of the Bar Harbor Regency during President Obama’s recent visit.

Having grown up in a family of oil painters who spent summers in Maine, Karen Cashman continues this tradition by returning to Maine to paint every year. A Connecticut resident, Karen received her formal education at the Lyme Academy of Fine Arts. Brian Banks began his art career in England in watercolor and took instruction from several notable watercolor artists. Brian now spends his time exploring and painting the Blue Hill Peninsula, where he has a summer residence. Pure landscapes involving the interactions of earth, water, sky, and light have been the major themes for watercolorist Charles McCaughtry for over 40 years. Charley has had forty one-man exhibitions, several hundred national and regional exhibitions, and received over thirty awards.

Blue Hill Bay Gallery is located on Main St. in Blue Hill, open 10-4 daily throughout August. For more information visit