Jean Kigel “Totem”
Philippe Guillerm Gallery is pleased to present “Seascape & Sea Creatures” a collection of Paintings by Jean Kigel, and Sculptures by Philippe Guillerm at a reception on Saturday June 6, from 5 to 7pm.
A native of Warren, Maine, Jean Kigel is a realistic watercolorist. Having studied art in Japan, China, and the US, her style is a blend of Eastern and Western technique.
Harmonious colors and atmospheric forms mark her landscapes and seascapes, while detail, accented by negative space, characterize her still-lives.
Her work resonates a certain power and often, an ecological message. She lives with her husband at their studio/home in Waldoboro. Many of her paintings result from kayak paddles on Muscongus Bay, hikes in the Medomak Valley Land Trust Preserves, and cultivation of her own perennial gardens.
Born in Paris, France, Philippe Guillerm began working with design in a early age and the local environment had an enormous and lasting influence on his drawings giving him contemporary forms he continues to use today on his three dimensional works. The artist actually went to school for engineering, following his father’s vocation. He grew up surrounded by art, and his training, along with helping his father build furniture and boats, prepared him to compose. With his heritage and a life time of summer sailing behind him, adolescent Guillerm left France for Spain and Morocco. His travels eventually led to French Guyana, where he met wife and wood, Philippe found the beauty of each undeniable, and he left for Tahiti two years later as a husband and sculptor.
The gallery, located at, 235 Camden Street suite 32/105, Rockland, can be reached at 207-701-9085 or for more information visit http://www.guillermsculptures.com