“Scott Moore Paints the Wild Coast of Maine” is now on view at Bayview Gallery in Brunswick.
Known as Maine’s Wild Coast or Bold Coast, this extraordinary stretch of coastline, with its stunning views of the North Atlantic, can be accessed via a trail through the Cutler Public Reserve. Despite the allure of the coast and panoramas that rival those of Acadia National Park, Cutler is rather remote and much less visited than coastal areas to its south.
On several occasions, however, intrepid outdoorsman and Maine painter, Scott Moore, made the trek and captured the magnificent beauty of this untamed area.
“I have painted Black Point several times, from different angles, in different seasons, and at different times of day,” said Moore. “The hard edged, faceted jumble of the foreground rocks, combined with atmospheric distance, make for a visually compelling place. It’s constantly redefined by the shifting light. It is what some artists call a ‘power spot’.” Black Point isn’t easy to get to. It’s way up north in Washington County, near Cutler, and a two mile hike from the paved road. If the day is clear enough, you can see the cliffs of Grand Manan Island (Canada) on the horizon. It is very quiet.”
The gallery is located at 58 Maine Street. Hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment. For more information, call (800) 244-3007.