Geoff Bladon at Tidemark Gallery

Winter-'15“Winter” ’15, oil on panel, by Geoff Bladon

Saturday, September 12, from 5 to 7pm, is opening night for a delightful collection of new work by Geoff Bladon, a long-time member of Plein Air Painters of Maine. His classic line drawing of upper Main Street is the familiar logo for Paint the Town, Waldoboro’s highly successful plain air painting festival which recently celebrated its tenth year.

Bladon began painting as a small boy in Montreal, Quebec, in a program established by Arthur Lismer, one of Canada’s Group of Seven. More recently, he has studied with T. M. Nicholas, Connie Hayes and Colin Page. His artist’s statement tells the story: “For me, like many Maine painters, it’s all about the light. And the challenge to capture it outdoors, on site, quickly before it changes.”

This show on September 12 is part of the new ArtWalk Waldoboro collaborative with both Philippe Guillerm and Anne Heywood galleries.

Tidemark Gallery hours are Wednesday through Saturday, from 10am to 5pm. FMI: 832-5109.