Debbie Casterlin “Bare in the Botanicals” at Summer Island Studio

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.

about Debbie CasterlinThe 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.

New Paintings Arriving at Bayview Gallery

Marieluise Hutchinson at Bayview Gallery

“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.

Paul Stone at Bayview Gallery

“Sunlight and Seamist” by Paul Stone

Autumn Update: New Paintings at Bayview Gallery

Jon Marshall oil paintings

“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.

November Artist and happenings at Summer Island Studio

Harriet Lindemann

“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.

What’s for Dinner? Suppahtime at Waterfall Arts

Waterfall Arts

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.

The Anon Show Opens at Waterfall Arts

Waterfall Arts

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.

Summer Island Studio opens Susan Zimmerman

Susan Zimmerman

“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 opens Belva Ann Prycel

Belva Ann Prycel at Summer Island Studio

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.”

Bayview Gallery presents Ray Crane and Gordon Allen

Ray Crane at Bayview Gallery

“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.”

Gordon Allen at Bayview Gallery

“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.

Abbie Williams returns to Summer Island Studio

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“Dr. Proctor’s Hollyhocks” by Abbie Williams

Abbie Williams from Damariscotta Mills will be returning the month of August to Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans.

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.

ASMA Fellow Loretta Krupinski joins Bayview Gallery

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“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.