Lee Cheever, a local artist from Harpswell will be showing the month of May at Summer Island Studio Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the Tontine Mall in Brunswick. The show is called “In the Woods” and an Artist Reception will be held Friday, May 8 from 5pm to 7pm. Wine, cheese and Hors’doerves will be served; any questions please call Patti Baker at 373-1810. Cheever’s exhibit will focus on wood expression for both wall and free standing sculpture. She is a multifaceted artist who taught in public schools for years and now she has a studio in Brunswick and is active volunteering in the creative community. She spots stories everywhere. It may be the stories of history one encounters in traveling, or a chance encounter with an animal in the woods. The world has stories to tell. This translates into her work in suggesting an encounter. What the viewer takes from the piece is personal and varied.
“After the Rain” by Barbara Applegate
Bayview Gallery in Brunswick is thinking Spring!
Though the ground is still snow-covered and we face the likelihood of another storm this evening, we have turned our focus toward the season of rebirth. With this welcome shift, we are delighted to announce an upcoming exhibit and to share several paintings with you that have recently arrived at the gallery.
We are excited to announce our first exhibit of the season, “Local Color 2015″. Running from April 1 to May 2, this show features four local artists painting the mid-coast.
A reception with the artists will be held Friday, April 10th from 5 to 7 p.m. For more information visit Bayview Gallery at 58 Maine Street in Brunswick, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (207) 729-5500.
“Studio Cyclamen” by Barbara Bean
Local Artist, Barbara Bean will be showing at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans for the month of April 2015. Artist Reception and Open House will be Saturday, April 25th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wine, cheese and hors-d’oeuvre will be served.
Barbara Bean has always been what she calls an art maker; she is inspired by the work of others and enjoys trying new materials. This show is combination of her sculptural assemblages created from found objects and her two dimensional works of mixed media on paper, both in a floral theme.
Bean’s work is more symbolic than representational and asks her viewers to enjoy the experience of entering a new world where there are no boundaries and no limit to what one can make with so little.
Bayview Gallery in Brunswick is delighted to share the achievements of their artists.
“Monhegan Landing, 3 Below” by Tom Hughes
Tom Hughes painting “Monhegan Landing, 3 Below” appears on the pages of Fine Art Connoisseur magazine. He says, “The current issue has a cover story on contemporary realist collectors, and one of them… chose one of my pictures to illustrate the portion of the article that is about him”. And why not? Tom is one of the very best realist painters working in the country today.
American Society of Marine Artists fellow, Loretta Krupinski, will also have a shot at a cover – her painting, “View from the Second Tower, Matinicus Rock Lighthouse, c. 1901,” was acquired by L.L. Bean for use on a future catalog!
Both Scott Moore and Barbara Applegate have the honor of having their paintings on display in Maine’s Capitol. Curated by the Maine Arts Commission, Applegate’s show Art in the Capitol is on view through March 2nd, while Moore’s paintings will be on display in the State House offices of Maine Senate President Mike Thibodeau.
“Approaching Cundy’s Harbor” by Suzanne Harden
Marieluise Hutchinson took second place at the Cape Cod Art Association winter show with her painting, “Connections,” and she will be included in the upcoming book release Legendary Locals of Yarmouth (MA) by John A. Basile.
Another Salmagundi Club honoree is Gayle Levee whose gorgeous still life painting, “Raku,” was on exhibit there recently and will go on to be shown at the Hudson Valley Art Association. In addition her painting, “Summer’s Finale,” was accepted into the Plein Air Salon and her piece, “Sweet Water,” was awarded Best Water Painting by Plein Air Magazine.
Jerry Rose conducted a successful workshop on Prouts Neck in Scarborough, Maine next to the Winslow Homer Studio and mentioned his upcoming workshop at The WoodenBoat School this summer in Brooklin, Maine July 26th to August 1.
If the L.L. Bean Spring Catalog hasn’t hit your mailbox yet, keep an eye out for Wendy Newcomb’s painting “Peaceful Journey” gracing its cover! Her bold colors and crisp handling draw your eye right to them.
“Peaceful Journey” by Wendy Newcomb
“The Red Umbrella” by Jennifer Litchfield
Jennifer Litchfield of Barter’s Island Boothbay will be rejoining Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans once again for a show in the month of March 2015. Artist’s Reception and Open House will be held on Saturday March 7th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wine, Cheese and Hors d’oeuvres will be served. SIS is located in the Tontine Mall in the heart of downtown Brunswick at 149 Maine Street; any questions please call Patti at 373-1810.
Litchfield has been living and painting in Maine for the past 18 years. Originally from Sydney Australia, where she pursued a medical career as a primary care physician for 20 years. She moved to the United States after meeting and marrying her American husband, Peter Felsenthal, with whom she still lives with in Boothbay.
Art has always been one of her true loves and she took the opportunity in her new life to develop her passion for painting, drawing and color.
“I particularly like sparseness. I like looking at something and figuring out how little I can use, within reason. How little can I use to make the thing understandable?” Charles Movalli
“A View to Port Clyde” by Charles Movalli
In a recent interview I conducted with Gloucester, Massachusetts artist Charles Movalli, he spoke about his process and approach to painting. I always find it instructive to listen to artists talk about their own work. As a painter myself, I know that what an artist is thinking and feeling about a painting in progress can be quite different from the end result that goes on a gallery wall. With Movalli, whose paintings are made with an expressionist bravura that often tends to omit details in favor of texture and gesture, it really helped open up his paintings for me in ways that I hadn’t thought of before. To illustrate, I have selected several examples of Charlie’s paintings with some quotes from him and a few words of mine. I hope you find them interesting and useful.
Robert Colburn, Director Bayview Gallery
To view more of Charles Movalli’s paintings, visit Bayview Gallery in Brunswick or bayviewgallery.com.
Greetings from a very snowy Maine! I am sitting in my office at the gallery, watching the snow fall once again. As I eagerly await word next week from Puxatawney Phil about how much more winter we have yet to endure, I am reminded that Valentine’s Day is nearly upon us. It’s the time when our thoughts turn toward hearts and flowers. In keeping with that spirit, it is my joy to share some lovely floral paintings with you. Bayview Gallery is, indeed, fortunate to have so many gifted artists rendering exquisite florals. These flowers will never wither and fade, but can be a Valentine gift that will last a lifetime and beyond. As the sculptor Auguste Rodin once said, “The artist is the confidant of nature, flowers carry on dialogues with him through the graceful bending of their stems and the harmoniously tinted nuances of their blossoms.”
With sunny thoughts of spring,
Susan Robertson-Starr, Owner Bayview Gallery
Local Architect/Assemblage Artist Mildred Johnson will be at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans for both months of January and February 2015. Artist Reception will be held on Saturday, January 17 at 4 – 6 p.m. Wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Johnson graduated from University of Oregon in 1948 in architecture, she moved back and forth across the country as an architect and designer for years. Mildred moved to Maine in 2004 and maintained a studio at Fort Andross in Brunswick for many years, working primarily on assemblages and mixed media collage.
Of her work Mildred says “I honestly can’t remember a time when I wasn’t making art… I’m still playing with found materials… and I still feel the excitement of discovery that I remember as a child” and continues, quoting from Robert Rauschenberg “You begin with the possibilities of the material”.
Debbie Casterlin a local artist from Brunswick will be showing the month of December at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the heart of downtown Brunswick in the Tontine Mall. A reception will be held on Saturday December 13th from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres will be served. Call Patti at 373-1810 for more information.
The name of the show is going to be “Bare in the Botanicals” and the image is Deb smelling the plum blossoms, in June. Her perspective on artistic freedom, her love of natural beauty, and her appreciation of the botanical world reflect her desire to share her innermost values.
Debbie has spent her entire life creating art, capturing moments with a camera and on canvas. Recognized for her artistic talent at a young age she has been commissioned to create art for public institutions and private individuals.
Though she works in many mediums with an eclectic subject range, some of her best known works are acrylics done in a realistic style.
“The Path to Christmas” by Marieluise Hutchinson
Several striking new paintings have recently arrived at Bayview Gallery in Brunswick by Paul Stone, Helen Rundell, Marieluise Hutchinson, Barbara Applegate and our very own Director (and painter), Robert Colburn.
“Sunlight and Seamist” by Paul Stone
“Sky – Prince Edward Island” by Jon Allan Marshall
Greetings and a pleasant Autumn to you!
The leaves this fall have been remarkable and the weather has been particularly fine – warm days and cool nights have made this an Autumn to remember here in Brunswick.
Bayview Gallery in Brunswick has recently received a number of paintings spanning all of the seasons from several of our artists.
Barbara Applegate brings us memories of the summer recently passed with two paintings depicting lush gardens blooming around traditional New England Sea Captains’ homes.
Tom Hughes sent us several gorgeous pieces depicting the coast in summer, winter and spring. His light-filled and atmospheric landscapes and his beautifully rendered depictions of our working waterfronts are a delight.
Marieluise Hutchinson stopped by with some of her most sought after Christmas themed images, as well as a magnificent large scale barn in her customary New England red.
Jon Marshall just delivered a signature piece of epic proportions – over six feet long! Depicting the red earth, sea and sky of Prince Edward Island Marshall’s picture is a tour de force of painting!
Last, but certainly not least, Helen Rundell has beautifully rendered a maple sugaring house surrounded by stately trees quietly awaiting the coming spring, when the sap will begin to flow again.
We are always happy for you to try any painting in your home on approval if you can’t come to the gallery to see them in person. Give us a call for more information, (800) 244-3007.
“Field Flowers” by Harriet Lindemann
Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans will be celebrating the Arts Down Town and All Around with a Artist’s Reception with Harriet Lindemann of Brunswick, and a Trunk Show with Angelrox a fabulous new company from Maine that makes beautiful cloths out of bamboo. We are so excited to be carrying this incredible one-of-a-kind new product! Check out these videos to see the many versatile and beautiful styles each garment of the Angelrox women’s clothing line can be converted to in order to fashionably suit your every need, mood and whim. This is all happening on Friday the 14th of December from 5 to 8pm, wine cheese and hors d’oeuvres will be served. If that’s not enough we will be here bright and early 6 a.m., Saturday the 15th for the ‘Early Bird”. Special discounts from 6 to 7 a.m. which include 25% off on all Summer Island Studio jewelry and 15% off everything in the store until 9 a.m. Get a head start on your Christmas shopping. As usual, a tradition started years ago Summer Island Studio will have free pairs of earrings for anyone showing up at 6 a.m. in sleeping attire.
Harriet Lindemann, a member of the Point of View Gallery, will be showing the month of November at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans, an artist’s reception will be held Friday the 14th of November from 5pm to 8pm, wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
Lindemann prefers abstract compositions in watercolor and mixed media, but also frequently does images of east coast flora. She enjoys pouring paint onto paper and experimenting with unorthodox tools such as sticks, plastic and dental floss or fruit rinds
to get movement and texture. Harriet has enjoyed learning from other area artists and art instructors.
Everyone is invited to Suppahtime, an AAAAH event, on Friday, September 26 from 6 to 8 p.m. AAAAH is an acronym for Affordable All Ages Art Happenings with multi-sensory, immersive party-events for everyone, brought to you by Waterfall Arts and Bridget Matros, producer of memorable amusements for the masses. These events are part of Waterfall Arts’ community outreach, designed to give everyone access to cool, one-of-a-kind events
This one, SUPPAHTIME, is the no-holds-barred community dining experience you’ve been waiting for YOUR WHOLE LIFE. Mainers love pot lucks and community dinners… but most have unwritten rules about playing with your food. That’s no fun! Join us at our super-long dinner table where it’s ok to get a little wacky with your edibles! First course: make anything you like with one ingredient: Play Dough. Second course: “real food” pot luck. Bring something to share! Dessert: What can YOU create on YOUR plate, with a few sweet items? Prizes for most artful, structurally sound, and least appetizing creations!
AAAAH events, with all their wacky, creative fun are $5 for adults at the door, $3 for kids under 13, and crawlers get in free. All ages are welcome.
For Suppahtime, bring some supper-food to share, with a label. At this green event, we’ll supply the plates and silverware but you must WYOP (wash yer own plate). Don’t worry… that part will be interesting too.
Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast. For more information visit waterfallarts.org or call (207) 338-2222.
A new exhibit, The Anon Show, will open at Waterfall Arts on Friday, September 26 with an opening from 5 to 8 p.m. The premise of the show is to feature work done by artists in something other than their customary style. Artwork will be identified with title, medium and date of execution only. Part of the fun will be guessing who made each piece.
Participating artists include Kris Engman, David Estey, Deanne Dutton, Mike Fletcher, Mark Kelly, Jim Wolfe, Abbie Read, Linda Stec, Gabriel D’Italia, Lesia Sochor, Karin Otto, Lorna Crichton, Liv Kristin Robinson, Gilbert Welch, Bridget Matros, Maryjean Viano Crowe, Denise Remy, Rachael Donovan, Alan Crichton, Nancy Morgan Barnes and others. The show will be on display through the end of the year.
An Anon artist’s salon is scheduled for Thursday, October 23 at 6:30 pm to provide an opportunity to discuss the show and share thoughts and insights. The salon is open to everyone.
Since 2000, Waterfall Arts has served as the midcoast area’s non-profit community art center, offering innovative classes, open studios, workshops, exhibitions, studio rentals, and cultural events. Waterfall Arts is located at 256 High Street in Belfast. For more information, visit waterfallarts.org or call (207) 338-2222.
“Ewe Comin?” by Susan Zimmerman
Local Artist Susan Zimmerman of Five Islands, Georgetown will be joining us at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans the month of October. Artist Reception will be held the night of Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk, which will be October 10,
From 5 to 8 p.m., wine, cheese and hors d’oeuvres will be served and live music of
Carter Ruff can be heard.
Susan works from her little studio tucked between two coves in Georgetown where you find plenty of subjects to work with, islands, beaches, working waterfronts, estuaries and lily ponds. She calls including people and animals in her work good company. She fills her paintings with things she loves, often painting from a subject to portray something that touches her heart, or tells a story. Zimmerman paints the landscapes and the people of Maine. Making every effort to escape absolute realism, by the use of abstract design and color. Her goal is to have people feel the experience, and to imagine the stories, to connect to what makes living in Maine so incredible!
Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the Tontine Mall Brunswick, Maine for the opening of Belva Ann Prycel, a unique and engaging, multi-talented artist on Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Art Walk, September 12 from 5 to 8 p.m. Wine, cheese, and horsdoerves will be served with live music by Frank Siegel and our always vibrant gallery collection of Maine made fine jewelry, art, clothing and crafts.
Prycel’s landscape paintings are inspired from the tidal environments, expansive skies and expressive rivers of the northeast coast. As well as, Belva Ann’s acclaimed books of Maine, which richly illustrate her personal experiences with resonance and grace, both will be featured during the month of September.
Living in Alna & Round Pond, Pyrcel exhibits her paintings and appears for book signings throughout the region. During her month long showing autographed copies of three of Pyrcel’s books will be available: Times and Tides is an illustrated memoir of personal essays of the coast; Water Tales: Stories of the Coast is a collection of humorous stories of the author’s life around and on water; and Passage is the story of the loss of Prycel’s family that speaks intimately to our fragile humanity.
Prycel is a graduate of Rowan College, teaching painting and drawing in public schools and at her private studio for over 30 years. Originally from New Jersey she was a well-known cover artist for “South Jersey Magazine” and in 2000 was featured in the award winning documentary “Bayside Artists: Celebrating our Sense of Place.”
“Late Afternoon Off Camden” by Ray Crane
Bayview Gallery is delighted to share some smaller works that have just arrived at the gallery! Perhaps you have a spot in your home that needs just the right touch to finish it off? Do you want to give a special someone something that will be treasured for a lifetime? American Society of Marine Artists member Ray Crane is a graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and is best known for his classic maritime paintings that show traditional sailing vessels at familiar places along the coast. Ray says, “Through my paintings I try to show the area as it used to be and how our maritime heritage continues to influence the views we see today.”
“Beaver Dam” by Gordon Allen
Gordon Allen is a multifaceted artist whose work includes oils, watercolors, etchings and commercial illustrations. Bayview Gallery is pleased to present a selection of his fine sporting images produced by the printmaking process of etching. After laying an acid-resistant ground over a copper or zinc plate, Allen draws his design onto the plate with a metal stylus, removing just the area of the ground to be etched. The plate is then put into an acid bath and the drawn areas are burned away. He then inks the plate and sends it through a press to produce his beautiful, timeless images.
“Dr. Proctor’s Hollyhocks” by Abbie Williams
William’s paintings are all glimpses into her perception of life along the coast of Maine, the Island of Monhegan and Taos New Mexico. Using rich color and employing the dramatic light of the coast and the high desert, she works to capture the extraordinary way the light changes moment to moment which infuses her response to the colors that are often too subtle for the casual observer.
Having spent most her life painting and living along the coast of Maine, then spending 10 years painting the high desert of New Mexico, she has continually been inspired by the challenges the local environment presents. Traditionally trained as a painter, Williams has spent a lifetime observing and taking in the nuances of color, shape, textures and light that make up what she paints and now through in her work.
“Cat Nap” by Loretta Krupinski
Bayview Gallery is pleased to announce that Loretta Krupinski has joined our roster of artists. Krupinski is a fellow of the American Society of Marine Artists (ASMA), a prestigious organization dedicated to the promotion of marine art and maritime history.
Loretta began her career in 1962 as an editorial illustrator for the New York newspaper, Newsday. She worked for about 25 years as a corporate illustrator before leaving that life to write and illustrate children’s books. The experience she gained and the techniques she learned as an illustrator provided a firm foundation for her transition to a marine artist. She has become well known for her realistic paintings of classic wood boats, lighthouses and harbor scenes.
Loretta now lives and works from her home in Thomaston, Maine. She paints the Maine coast and specializes in historical paintings. Using vintage photographs she records facets of a past way-of-life in seaports ranging from Belfast to Bath, as well as many of Maine’s island harbors. She brings archival black and white images to life in carefully researched, vibrantly colored, and painstakingly detailed compositions.
Enjoy the following photos of Loretta’s amazing work and the short descriptions of the pieces in her own words. As always, be in touch if you would like to add a piece to your collection or try one in your home on approval.