The midsummer show at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery, titled “Maine Meditation”, features three artists whose recent works capture the stillness and quiet beauty of the downeast coast. The painting shown here by Mark Haltof depicts the intricate interplay of light and shadow of the sea and sky that envelop Pumpkin Island at sunset. Haltof is a realist painter with over 40 years experience and a background that includes training in New York at the Arts Students League, the National Academy, as well as several Paris ateliers. His work is represented in The Portland Museum Art and in many private and corporate collections throughout the U.S. and abroad.
Debra Lord Cooke is a contemporary realist painter with over 25 years experience painting Maine landscapes in all four seasons. With a traditional approach to composition and technique her recent work explores the quality of light at dawn along the Maine coast in summer.
Charles McCaughtry, is a painter of Maine’s pure landscapes and the interactions of earth, water, sky, and light are the major themes of his work. Charles has had over forty solo exhibitions and has participated in over two hundred national, regional, and special exhibitions. His watercolors have been honored with over thirty awards.
This midsummer show encompasses 7 large rooms showing Maine seascapes and landscapes. The exhibition may be seen until Labor Day at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery on Main St. in Blue Hill, Tues-Sat 10am to 4pm.
For more information, visit bluehillbaygallery.com or call (207)374-5773.