Tidemark Gallery opens “Ronald G. Hovey, Romantic Painter”


“Wellfleet Oyster Shacks” by Ronald G. Hovey

Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro Village is hosting an Opening Reception 5-7 p.m. Sat. Sept. 14 for “Ronald G. Hovey, Romantic Painter.” Ron Hovey moved to Maine in 1975 to continue a painting career that had begun during the Great Depression when he was just five years old. His travels, mostly on or near the Atlantic, took him to meet and study with some of the most outstanding landscape painters of mid-century America and England. From Frederick Waugh’s “Paintings of the Sea” memorial exhibition in New York in 1943 to his visit to the Cape Cod Studio of Edward Hopper to a recent work titled “After Sandy,” this artist has always felt a powerful attraction to the sea, developing a particularly deep understanding of the effect of light on water: “The ocean is vast,” says Hovey, “with awesome energy, providing opportunities to come full face with one’s spirituality.”
Hovey’s landscapes and seascapes will be on display through Sat. Oct. 5. For more information please visit tidemarkgallery.com.