On Sunday, April 3, from 1:30 – 3:30 p.m., the Deer Isle Artists Association will once again open its doors and invite the public to another stimulating session of ART matters. The theme of this month’s discussion will be “and how about NATURE,” and will feature local artists Judith Felch, Deborah Lothrop, Robert Starkey, and Paul Trowbridge.
The popular series has continued to draw attendees from both on and off the island. Audiences have welcomed the opportunities to see and hear artists reflect upon their work and have enjoyed interacting with them around each session’s stated theme. Like others in the Art matters series, this group of artists will be familiar to many from around the area.
Judith Felch’s inspiration for her graphite pencil drawings is enriched and fulfilled by consistently exploring the depth of wonder that is ever present when working on location. She notes that ‘nature suggests’ and the ‘artist engages.’
Deborah Lothrop is interested in the enduring activities of light and darkness and their earthly expression as color. She draws from the outer world to exercise her perceptions and draftsmanship. Then, she paints from her inner world.
Robert Starkey’s paintings are actually built up gestural layers of paint, mostly completed by the use of a palette knife. Although initially inspired by a landscape setting, his paintings become less site specific as they are developed. Therefore, they synthesize into evolving compositions that are built by the action of painting.
Paul Trowbridge’s paintings are attempts at capturing the emotions of what he observes in nature as well as the inherent design therein. At the same time, he utilizes watercolors in a manner that exhibits their paint qualities in a simple, fresh and direct way.
DIAA Gallery is located at 15 Main Street in Deer Isle Village. No RSVP is required, and attendees are invited to show up with friends. For more information, visit http://www.deerisleartists.com/