“Audrey Bechler,” graphite on paper, by Travis Chapman
In the home stretch for 2015, Tidemark in Waldoboro has filled up two galleries; the home space and the annex at Old #9, with beautiful landscapes, abstracts, pottery, jewelry, books and cards by many members of our community of artists. The great reveal took place in a special “winter holidays” reception at both galleries on the evening of Saturday, November 21.
Among the many fine artists whose work was on display was Audrey Bechler, a founding member of Tidemark since it opened in 2005. Yes, it has been ten years and yes, there was cake!
In her characteristically clear-eyed approach to life, our dear friend and neighbor, Audrey, is making plans. She writes: “This may be my last winter living on Back Cove Road in Waldoboro, ME. Last winter I had health issues on top of dealing with the snow, so I’ve agreed with my children to move to Eugene, OR, to live near my younger son. I do not know exactly when this will happen but I must now deal with my possessions. I enjoy painting and have painted every day I can. My whole life revolves around art. Now after 30 years, the house is full of paintings, prints, supplies and art books and I am not taking them to Eugene. For those who love paintings we can help each other.””From my house to your house,” Audrey says, “my work will be at Tidemark Gallery from now through December 19 and I will have a lot of paintings and prints at the Old #9 gallery on Friendship Street in downtown Waldoboro.”