Work of Plein Air Painters on Display at Landing Gallery

All the Donuts3“All the Donuts” by Daniel Corey, oil/canvas 16″ x 20″

Landing Gallery, 409 Main Street in Rockland, presents “STILL LIFE,” an exhibition of new paintings by four of our Maine, Plein Air Painters: Daniel Corey, Sarah Faragher, Monique Lazard and Björn Runquist.

Have you ever wondered what a Plein Air Painter paints when weather conditions do not allow the artist to paint outdoors? Interiors and still life subjects are some options and they can range from food, to flowers in a vase, to pots in the kitchen sink.  Inspirational possibilities for paintings are boundless. Painters look for colors, values and shapes to compose their paintings and there are no subject limitations to what artists perceive as interesting or beautiful.

Fireside Chat3“Fireside Chat” by Daniel Corey, oil/canvas 12″ x 12″

Daniel Corey recently won two awards, People’s Choice Award and Second Place, at a statewide exhibition titled “Art In Maine”. It was held at the Boothbay Regional Art Foundation and juried by Connie Hayes.

Sarah Faragher has been the Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park during October/ November this year.  Some paintings from this Residency will be exhibited at Landing Gallery during her during her solo show in June 2016.

Monique Lazard’s 2015 awards include Artistic Merit Award for the 6th annual “Nature and Wildlife Exhibit” at the St. Augustine Art Association and a Certificate of Merit Award for “Paint Me Miami” held in Miami, FL. Her work is included in Spectrum Miami during Art Basel in December and she was juried into the Chalkhill Artist Residency in Healdsburg, CA during July.

Björn Runquist has recently returned from a September painting trip to France.  His well known plein air paintings have been a fixture in the Mid Coast area for decades and he exhibits throughout Maine, Connecticut and New York.

The exhibit will continue through December 24. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. and closed on Sunday and Monday. For more information, call (207) 239-1223 or visit