Jean Kigel showing “Eastern Views”

“Homarus Lafite. .” by Jean Kigel

Jean Kigel invites the public to an opening 5 – 7 p.m. Friday Aug. 2 for “Eastern Views” at River Arts West Gallery in Damariscotta. Kigel’s signature work, “Homarus Lafite Rothschild 1961” represents her playful side, following in her tradition of painting the iconic lobster. Over the years Kigel has painted more than 30 lobsters, selling them through Woodward Gallery in Manhattan, Hunter Gallery in Grafton, Vermont, and Archipelago in Rockland.  Kigel also depicts the coast of Maine with scenes painted during her kayak excursions. New this year, are fresco liquid tempera paintings from her Bowdoin pine series.  In these paintings Kigel uses richly saturated colors and layered textures combining techniques of Asian brush and watercolors.  Paintings will be on exhibit through Wed., Aug. 14.