2018 Artists Recap
check back in june for 2019 exhibiting artists
Devin paints in the style of realism and impressionism, his medium is oil on canvas.
Lillian works from life and actual subjects. She uses fine oils on toned portrait-grade canvas employing numerous thin layers of paint in order to enhance luminosity. Early layers are used to establish tonal quality. Subsequent layers are used to refine details.
All of Harry’s work is done with oils, either on canvas or board. He uses a layer of glazes to achieve a richness of depth and color. He does a variety of subject matter from still lifes to land scapes and sea scapes. All of his work is done by hand, he starts out with a basic drawing and then proceeds to block in the main subject matter. None of his work is computer generated.
A landscape artist of outdoor scenes, particularly in watercolor, Shanghai-born artist Peiliang Jin blends a unique synthesis of East and West through both traditional Chinese and modern art. His technique is inspired by his classical training and in the ancient watercolor methods of Chinese art.
Bao’s landscape painting represents a kind of passion to the natural. He tries his best to show the change of water, pay attention to the different layers of gradation of gray tone, the brush stroke and the thickness of color, all trying hard to make the picture appear a unique serenity and beauty.
Using acrylics and a variety of media on canvas, Anne creates works with a fluid aesthetic, reminiscent of the sea.
Ron paints miniature landscapes, still lifes, and animals done in oil on thrice gessoed panel in the traditional Impressionist style. As composition, light, color and proportion become so very critical in this small space, detailed brushwork becomes an exciting and riveting challenge for him.
Oil has been Moshgan’s most reliable medium. Its rich impasto allows her to create the intensity she wants. Bold brush strokes capture the liveliness and motion of nature itself. Her evolution from Expressionism to Abstract Expressionism has introduced a new medium to her work - acrylic. She feels inspired in new ways by the luminosity and transparency of this medium which creates a new depth to her experience.
Kelly works abstractly from her feelings and from experiences that have affected her. For her non-representational abstract and landscape work, she likes to start with an unpremeditated blank canvas and let the work begin to emerge organically. She continues to build on what appears giving form to the chaos and building the piece into a painting that will hopefully, transmit a feeling to the viewer. Kelly’s most recent work is an exploration of minimalism and limited color palette.
Watercolor paintings of Atlantic coastal scenes on location.
Copious amounts of wet paint are directly applied to the canvas, layers are accented with brush-flung strands, added materials and pallet knife grooves. The energy and movement of this process creates vibrant currents of color, light, and reflection in powerful compositions that flow endlessly.
As a young artist Jim entertained his friends with a challenge. Draw a scribble with a blue pen.
From these random blue scribbles, Jim would quickly look at them and complete the scribble with a black pen transforming the scribble into a drawing with a whimsical title.
Some 30 years later Jim has drawn with people all around the world in trains, planes, subways and restaurants.
Samuel paints in a realistic style using traditional materials. He paints in a realistic style using vintage baseball history as his subject matter.
His paintings are original compositions that combine influences from pop art, the "golden age of illustration" artists and the abstract artist "color field" school.
Rochelle’s use of acrylic paint and resin cause the surfaces of her trompe l’oeil paintings to take on the luster of ceramic tile. Influenced by pop art and photo realism, she is interested in evoking nostalgia and celebrating the rhythms of contemporary New York life through color, line, and humorous juxtaposition of subway station names and ads.
Acrylic on canvas.
Linda is dedicated to the practice of processed based abstract expressionism. Using color as her muse, she explores textures, patterns and layers mimicked both in nature and urban decay in a variety of mediums - acrylics, oil sticks, pastels, graphite and ink.
Eric’s paintings are a vibrant celebration of nature. His kaleidoscope of colors draw you into an ethereal place and instill a sense of unity. Each painting is constructed of many layers, as the pigments dry they open up to reveal the radiance and beauty of nature. His art is meant to convey the excitement he feels for the amazing place that he feels blessed to live on.
Julia Gilmore’s artistic vision can be attributed to the juxtaposition of her rural roots and a sophisticated urban background. Raised in a small New Hampshire town, Julia migrated north to Montreal. Completing a Fine Arts Degree at Concordia University, she flourished in the Montreal art scene; staging several successful solo art shows as well as participating in numerous group exhibitions.
Today, Julia travels to various major U.S. cities throughout spring, summer and fall to show her work at prestigious outdoor art exhibitions. Julia’s work is represented by several U.S. galleries and hangs in a number of private and corporate collections.
Sharon’s paintings are mostly figurative subjects, painted in oil on canvas in palettes of color that are chosen to convey a time and place. A sepia palette with spot colors suggests a peaceful environment. These settings are often inhabited by women in an era that harken simple and happy times. A colorful palette depicts the energy of travels and daily life, with an abundance of subjects.
Acrylic on canvas, combining portraiture with an automotive theme. My art features iconic personalities with the cars they owned, drove, appeared in film with, or wrote about in prose or song. Exhaustive research and factual information is carefully incorporated. The design is developed with actual cars and friends as models.
I paint with my hands (similar to what we all did as children… finger painting). It is a form of creative spiritual mediation where I allow the paintings to almost create themselves. Magic seems to happen once I pour the paint on the canvas and let my hands be guided to whatever wants to be created. Since I’m also a massage therapist, using my hands to paint is so natural for me. I love feeling the smooth coolness of the paint as I am spreading it on the pliable canvas. I get lost in the freedom and dance of this process. People tell me they feel deep relaxation and lose track of time while viewing the paintings… just like my clients say after a massage! I am fortunate to live in Maine, where every day I am inspired by nature — the ocean, sky, clouds and sunsets deeply influence my paintings.
Fun, bold abstract paintings.
The New England coastline fuels Henri’s unabated passion for painting. His bold and gutsy brushstrokes tackle with thick creamy paint the delightful sparkling colors and brightness of light without hesitation. He knows where he is going and how to achieve the end result. Always aware of the privilege to be able to afford contemplating at will the atmosphere of a setting, Henri strives to adapt his palette to ever-arising new challenges.
An animal lover owner of horses and dogs he has a talent for capturing them on canvas.
Born in Uganda, East Africa, I came to appreciate the beauty of nature and art as being part of me using it to explore and educate it's function by being creative. With the ever fading true nature and traditions of our cultures, I strive to capture it on canvas, paper, and dark cloth among other medias.
Jeff’s images are captured in a variety of locations including America's National Parks, Iceland, Aruba, Arizona, Upstate New York, Long Island and New England. He handles the complete workflow of each image, from capture, through editing and digital development, to producing the final print.
Award of Excellence Winner, Photography
Capturing the natural beauty of our world through various techniques to create ethereal images and bring the 'usual' from an ‘unusual’ viewpoint. Pieces are printed on large format aluminum to intensify colors, details and edge to edge viewing.
Large format film captured, hand printed and toned gelatin silver prints. Processed to the highest archival standards. Digital captured color images. Archival pigment prints on Hahnemuehle watercolor papers. Subject matter is impressionistic landscape and man made objects such as boat hulls.
Through his photography Tom tries to work with the concept of Peaceful Places and in that space he tries to create images in various portfolios that capture this idea. His thought process in visualizing an image is that "less is more" and he tries through the shapes, colors, textures and light to express his ideas in this way. Most currently, Tom has been working on some portfolios entitled: Abandoned, Harbor Moods, River Reflections and Color and Structure.
Ron likes to make big images with jaw dropping detail. He shoots mostly wide angle, and or close to his subject. Technical expertise is a big part of what he does, so Hasselblad with Digital back Leaf/Mamiya Credo 40 is a mainstay and his quick hand camera is the Sony A7R2.
New work consists of Glacier ice caves, and unique ice formations shot in Iceland in the winter of 2018. Mark will also show some work shot last Sept., in Hawaii, which caries the theme forward of water, in a different realm...
The work is printed by the photographer on archival paper in large format and framed in gallery style frame sunder glass.
Award of Excellence Winner, Photography
Christos is drawn to and intrigued by cultural diversity, socioeconomic themes, history and architecture. As strong visual and symbolic sparks, these facets ultimately inform his creative process and evolution. His work probes ideas of identity, connection and isolation within a variety of environments. Inherent in his photographs one may find a confrontation between traditional and modern facets of life.
Photography, for David, is a representation of an experience not a record of it. The camera lens provides a window of selective vision that captures light and time as seen through the subjective interpretation of the photographer. Through the use of various exposure techniques, soft lighting and minimal compositions, his work presents images of the coast that transform time and evoke the serenity and boundless expanse of the sea.
David is an ocean water photographer based out of Rhode Island. His work emphasizes the unique characteristics of wave energy combined with the effects that light has on the subject matter of water. His imagery focuses on those two elements of water and light coming together to create dramatic photography that will captivate the viewer and provide an emotional response. The photos are captured while swimming in the sea with a DSLR camera inside of a protective water housing that allows for full creative control of his photography equipment allowing him to manually adjust his settings and use a variety of lenses and also a flash.
As a surf photographer, Jonathan swims in the ocean to capture light and the texture of the waves. He uses an SPL Camera Housing to protect his Canon 1D Mark IV and multiple lenses depending on the conditions. All of his photos are then printed on aluminum.
Decades of film images are now scanned using a Hasseblad Imacon Flextight scanner. From a high resolution optical scan Ronald creates a master file using image editing software such as photoshop to make color corrections and tonal adjustments, similiar to what he did in the darkroom through dodging and burning. Today his images are captured digitally using a Canon IDs Mark III and printed on Fuji Crystal Archive paper.
The photographs are vacuum mounted on acid free board and double matted with white museum quality rag board.
Peter is a wildlife sculptor who specializes in birds and marine mammals. Peter works in three distinct styles: representational bird carvings, traditional decoys, and stylized realism. His media are wood, bronze castings and stone.
Stylistically Erich feels as though his work is not bound to a specific genre or medium, but rather ebbs and flows between opportunities to create and the inspiration that arrives with chance encounters.
As a philosophy...Erich likes to make things that are well crafted, durable and will stand the test of time in both physically and aesthetically.
These are mixed media sculptures. They are made of different materials including paper and wire among other materials. Very small pieces of paper are glued around the core structure which generate the texture of the surface. The sculptures are painted with acrylics and coated with a protective sealer.
Tanya builds functional and nonfunctional raku pottery. All hand thrown, hand altered, fu vessels and sculptures.
Each of Lori’s handcrafted ceramic sculptures has a unique identity. She begins by shaping a thin slab of clay with a drape mold and lets the personality emerge as she paddle carves the developing sculpture.
Award of Excellence Winner, Ceramics
Hiroshi creates a high-fire stoneware body with multiple-layered glazes. Reduction fired to cone 11(2350 F) twice. Each piece is individually made using various methods, such as wheel-thrown, hand-built and/or slab-built.
Janis creates highly decorated functional porcelain vessels using bas-relief, painting, drawing and embossed impressions. Her themes are derived from nature, culture and art history that are often interwoven like textiles. Each individual piece expresses a personal narrative.
James creates raku and oxidation fired wheel thrown and hand built sculptural work. They are primitive, ceremonial, and certainly, one-of-kind works.
Donna’s work consists of soft pastels of landscape designs on sanded archival papers hand-framed under glass. Her inspiration comes while painting en plein air and continues in her studio to create fresh, exciting works in pastels. Each composition evolves with deliberation. By layering the finest soft pigment pastels, she creates completely unique master paintings.
With inspirations like the sky on a wind-torn day or a passage of music, Peyton uses the most saturated and creamiest oil pastel mixed with transparent oils to create incredible pieces of art. 40 years of creativity has led her “mistakes” to be new discoveries and thus richer images.
Award of Excellence Winner, Printmaking
Linda’s etchings depict diverse architectural imagery at a certain moment or time of day. She enjoys observing the geometry in these images. Color intaglio prints using techniques of line etching, aquatint and soft ground. Inked "a la poupée" with one or more plates.
Pastelist Roxane Chardon explores the artistry of nature in her paintings of contemporary earth and waterscapes. A delicate blend of representational art with a hint of abstraction, her works are renowned for their reflective nuances of composition, light and tonal color.
Jennifer's love of the natural beauty of the countryside, the vibrancy of the city and the tranquility of the sea is clearly reflected in her work; she finds the vibrancy and vitality of the pastel medium lends itself particularly well to her rendering of light and color in her cityscapes, landscapes and seascapes.
Hand-blown glass, traditional works as well as creative one-of-a-kind pieces. His designs emphasize line and form. Color applications using silver and gold leaf.
Michael creates glass sculptures and vessels. Made with multiple layers of glass, kiln fired and cold worked. All prepared with glass bases.
Erh creates whimsical high fired porcelain creatures using millefiori technique. Each piece is painted in 24k gold and the 3-D wire and bead constructions are added after. Erh wants every design to have its own personality while representing its natural magnificence.
Handmade jewelry inspired by simple forms found in architecture and nature. Lydia’s work is an expression of her search to balance minimal designs into wearable art. All work is done by hand using sterling silver and many of Lydia’s pieces are one of a kind.
Award of Excellence Winner, Mixed Media
In Deborah’s process, she coaxes various mixed mediums into a compelling visual language. Creating something out of nothing and nurturing its transformation into a piece that is alive with energy, color and intrigue is her main objective.
Award of Excellence Winner, Leather
This collection features individually hand crafted bags produced solely by the artist using the highest quality Italian leathers and unique precious/semi-precious findings. Contemporary and primordial impulse are boldly integrated into each bag, consisting of as many as 150 hand-cut pieces that require multiple forming and stitching processes including French binding. Every cut, every stitch is faithful to balance – whether symmetrical or asymmetrical – and Old World craftsmanship. An attitude to the highest quality materials and tools, and an understanding of the needs the products serve epitomizes the essential craftsman of this work.
Amy is primarily a landscape painter, with a strong affinity for land, sea and sky. Her work ranges from classic to abstracted, but always maintains that connection to natural forms and dynamics. Recently she has started experimenting with mixed media and three dimensional representations of the qualities and rhythms of life and the natural world.
Unique vintage-inspired contemporary art. JC creates mixed media paintings through layers of his photographs with vintage ephemera, recycled papers, acrylic paints, inks, and oil pastels. He is drawn to architectural and industrial themes and focus on worn out barns, abandoned buildings and former factories and mills from New England. Each piece is definitively contemporary but layered with historical details related to the subject matter or era which lends to a vintage and rustic quality to each piece.
Watercolor and pastel on rice paper and acrylic, oil on canvas.
Award of Excellence Winner, Painting
A combination of collage, acrylic paint, metal powders and resin dyes top coated in resin.
Nurse the urban hippy inside with unpretentious pieces from a very non-jaded New Yorker Brooklyn poet-turned-designer, avalove. Peacock plumes, lupin flowers, hummingbirds and her own poetry are common themes in avalove's designs. Nature-inspired wrap dresses bridge the gap between flower-child and rock star. Want to look a like a modern Janis Joplin without all the crazy? This line is for you.