Tim Beavis

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Tim Beavis was born in Dayton, Ohio in 1944. He attended The Museum School in Boston, Mass in the mid 60’s. He lives and paints in Kittery Point, Maine. He is best known for his landscape series. Presently he’s exploring more abstract concepts.

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Milena Banks

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In her years living in China, Japan and the UK, Serbian-born Milena Banks, now living in Maine, has always been observing, remembering and leaving a little of her heart behind. Much of her life has been spent trying to recreate images of the past, of forgotten places to which she can never return. She has written an acclaimed novel, Riding the Tiger, where she captures all the nuances of colonial life in the 30’s. Her art, too, is nostalgic, full of color and vivid scenes which express a sense of longing.  Milena has studied under Enzo Russo, master artist, himself a protege of Giorgio de Chirico.  She has had a solo show at the Greenwich Art Gallery and has exhibited in many juried shows (winning the Delamar award for portrait painting). Her art is in several private collections.
URL: paintingsbymilena.com
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Pamela duLong Williams

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Pamela duLong Williams attended the Art Students League, NYC, Boston Museum School of Fine Art, and graduated from Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA. She has taught painting in oil at Silvermine School of Art, New Canaan, CT, UNH, Durham, NH,  Coolidge Art Center, Portsmouth, NH, Heartwood College of Art, Kennebunk, ME, Rowayton Art Center, Rowayton, CT as well as numerous workshops in this country and abroad since 1976.  Her works have exhibitied in competitions and collections such as the National Academy, NYC, Allied Artists, NYC, Creditianstalt, NYC, The Louis Williams Cone Collection, The State House Collection of Boston,  Artist’s Magazine,  American Artist Magazine,  Coastal Living Magazine as well as numerous galleries in this country and abroad. She is currently an active member of Silvermine Guild of Artists, New Canaan, CT, The Copley Society, Boston, MA. and the Portrait Society of America.

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Basil Gorrill

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My paintings are a combination of many reactive processes, yielding this latest body of work. The mediums used are oil, graphite, clay, epoxy, glazes and inks layered to create unique pieces.

Caroline Loder

Caroline Loder

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In 2013, I moved to Chebeague Island with my family and was immediately struck by the varying coastal landscape. I wanted to distill down to its essence the strong shapes and contrasting colors and textures, without sacrificing the realism of the landscape and surrounds. With a simple palette of colors, I aim to achieve a sense of calm and serenity.

I cannot recall a time, going back to my youth, that I wasn’t fascinated with how artists produce their magic and I’ll always remember my introduction to oil painting—plein air painting with Bill Darling. We would set up our easels at dawn on a hillside in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont and there I would paint alongside wiser and more talented adult painters. Combined with other art studies, which included figure drawing, sculpture, and watercolor painting, I discovered the broad reach of different art practices.

In 1994, I graduated from Syracuse University, the School of Visual and Performing Arts and appreciate all aspects of fine art. It was here that I developed a love for graphic design and advertising, specifically, how to tell a story. I ventured far, both geographically and creatively, exploring different art mediums and work. Though I have spent many years rendering images in world of design, I have returned to New England and to my artistic roots, using simple tools and basic principles. All the while I hear the words of the man I credit for teaching me how to “see”, artist Larry Golden: “Before you start a painting, start with a good drawing”. It’s these same words from my first art instructor that I share with my own art students on Chebeague Island.

 

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Christina Davis

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I grew up in the rural part of Westbrook, Maine in a small blue house surrounded by wide open fields where I kept my horse. I went to college at Portland School of Art and graduated class of 1987. There I majored in painting, and later attended classes in painting and jewelry design at Texas Tech University. After my education, I pursued a career as a Jeweler for many years.

After living in Bangor, Maine, where the coast felt all too far away, I now reside in Scarborough. The beauty of the beaches, trees, and open marsh fields were what called me back to painting. My heritage also inspires my artwork; as a child my family and I visited our cottage on the beautiful red sand beaches of Prince Edward Island. Now, with a family of my own, I make the trek to the Island each year to paint. In Sedona, Arizona, where I have had the opportunity to travel, some of my paintings reflect the towering cliff sides which change color as the sun moves across the sky.

When starting a painting, the energy in the brush strokes provoke a movement and a commitment from me as a painter to my viewers. While immersed in the process of painting, and even just observing the scenic beauty of driving down a road, I see the world in mixtures of color, shapes, light, and contrast. It truly cannot be absent, not even by choice. My goal as a painter is to capture the essence of the beauty I see. I strive to translate the complexities found in the natural world around us through my work, although I am still learning this process each day as I put brush to canvas.

artist Ruth Hamill

Ruth Hamill

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Ruth’s studio is in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA.   Her work focuses on landscape interpretation through the seasons and she paints in oils and encaustic, often experimenting with the medium to best suit the subject at hand.  After a disciplined approach to the study and practice of traditional oil landscapes and seascapes, Ruth developed a technique using diluted oil paints poured on unprimed canvas to capture the horizon over the sea, and then adapted that process to depict mountain peaks outside her studio  while in residence in Breckenridge, Colorado.  She turned to encaustic for a dynamic treatment of waves.  And she has used a combination of traditional oils, encaustic and experimental oil painting for an ongoing series of Walden Pond in autumn and the trees of New England.  It is important to Ruth that her work is grounded in history and she aims to honor the painters who have gone before and extend their reach forward in both time and innovation.

Ruth’s paintings have been juried into group shows by curators of the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) Boston, the Rose Art Museum (MA), Jersey City Museum, and the Nassau County Museum of Art (NJ), in addition to group shows from NY to Washington state.

She was awarded the People’s Choice Award at the Crane Estate Art Show, Ipswich, MA.

Ruth’s work is represented by Atrium Art Gallery, Charleston SC; Chicago Art Source Gallery, Chicago, IL; and Gallery 4, Tiverton, RI. Ruth was invited to show work in Provincetown, MA, on Cape Cod at Cortile Gallery for the gallery’s national invitational exhibition and was a guest artist at The Woodstock Gallery, Woodstock, VT, in 2014.

Ruth received a VSC Artist Grant to the Vermont Studio Center and was accepted into residency twice at the Tin Shop in Breckenridge, in 2009 and again in 2010.

Ruth was accepted as an artist member of the Copley Society of Art in Boston in 2014 and is a longstanding member of the Cambridge Art Association (Cambridge, Mass) and the National Association of Women Artists (NYC).  Close to home, she is a member of the Rocky Neck Art Colony.

Ruth’s education includes a minor in graphic design, for which she studied in areas that became the underpinnings of her painting practice.  These included drawing courses including technical rendering, calligraphy, color, typography, along with design theory and art history.  Ruth’s major was journalism with a second minor in English. She worked for 15 years in marketing PR, which included managing a large portion of the public relations side of the Milk Mustache campaign for several years.

Ruth lives in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA, with her husband and two children.

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Judy O’Donnell

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Betsy Cook

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For 30 years my artist’s palette was my business—a creatively conceived and inspired 125-room Maine hotel with a popular restaurant and award-winning spa. Prior to selling the business, my painter-artist self often felt relegated to weekend warrior status. But since then, today, I work as a full-time artist making my art and home in Hallowell, Maine– where I moved after college–and Chapel Hill, North Carolina–just down the road from where I grew up. For the record I am a mother of two and an artist of many passions. In addition to cooking, as my name implies, other loves include: color, texture, encaustic mixed media, fibers, collage, calligraphy, chocolate making, oil painting, knitting, crocheting plastic bags, baking, sewing, embroidery, mosaicmaking, designing inspired interiors, flower essences, kabala, yoga, cross country skiing, shih tzus, tandem cycling and my 8th grade sweetheart and business partner whom I married 38 years ago. The what-to-paint dilemma can be the procrastinator’s best enabler, and for me it certainly was that way. That is, until I began using Jungian analysis to work with my dreams. Then it occurred to me that since intuition is a form of lucid dreaming, I could “listen” for the painting and allow it to dictate its form. I love this way of working because it demotes my brain and requires that it work in service of my intuition. There’s a spontaneity that comes from working this way, and it is regenerative, not draining. Most encaustic artists like to tell you that the technique of painting with melted wax is an ancient one, but history isn’t the big attraction for me; it’s the wax’s irresistible texture and hypnotic charm, as any kid who’s ever played with melting candles will tell you. Sometimes, I’ll start right out painting melted beeswax medium on a cradled board; other times, I save the wax to add interest and texture to an oil painting or collage. The melted wax colors can be blended and mixed like oil paints, layered, carved into or pooled for an infinity of imaginative effects which are often fun and whimsical, always divinely inspired.

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION –National Juried Encaustic Show, “Big Bad Wax”, Mount Dora, FL, January 2014 –1st Place Blue Ribbon, Maine Open Juried Art Show, 1999 –B/W Hotel International Design Award for design work for my hotel’s Spa Expansion & Renovation, 2004 –Named to Maine Innkeepers Association Hall of Fame, Fall, 2006 –Honored by Maine State Legislature, May 2007, with a Recognition of Achievement Ceremony for my 30-year hotel/restaurant career in Maine hospitality

artist Emily Dodge

Emily Dodge

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Emily Dodge: BFA, Rhode Island School of Design, Providence Rhode Island, 2003. Mount Desert Island High School, Bar Harbor, Maine, 1999.

Emily has had an innate desire to record her surroundings since she was three years old. Born in Blue Hill, and raised on the shore in Trenton, she has a keen eye for seascapes and landscapes. Her paintings range from remarkably tiny and detailed (2″ x 3″) watercolors to big, bold and beautiful panoramic scenes of the Maine coast. Each painting is Emily’s own way of capturing the natural beauty and wild awesomeness of the environment around her. Maine couldn’t be a more perfect muse!

Photographer Neal Parent

Neal Parent

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A professional photographer for over thirty-seven years, Neal Parent started his career as a photojournalist for a small Midcoast newspaper. Although his primary subject has been the coast of Maine – its waters, landscapes, boats and people; in recent years, his work has expanded to include Florida, Wyoming, and Montana.

In recent years, Neal has held workshops in Maine, Paris, Canada, the Caribbean, and China. Workshops now include beginner’s digital photography, offering instructions in how to use your digital camera’s many settings. Neal encourages students to shoot in manual mode, and how to get the most out of the image. Each student also will benefit from the daily critiques that Neal feels is so important in learning to use their cameras.

Neal still shoots with 35mm film as well. Using natural light, he works without filters and does all his own printing. Hand processing of each photograph in trays ensures complete control of each image. Three books have been published with collections of his work: “My Corner of Maine,” “Neal Parent’s Maine,” published by Downeast Books, and “Focused on the Coast,” published by Wooden Boat Books. His photos have appeared in several magazines, including National Fisherman, Pacific Fisherman, and Downeast. In addition, his images were selected to appear in Nathalie Ward’s “Stillwater Bank,” “Adventure” by Joseph E. Garland with Captain Jim Sharp, and “From Cape Cod to the Bay of Fundy,” edited by Philip W. Conkling.

Neal has exhibited his work in several galleries and at juried fine art shows from Maine to Florida and has won countless awards and ribbons from some of the most prestigious art shows on the East Coast. His images hang in private and corporate collections, and were exhibited at a one-man show on Madison Avenue in New York at a major public relations firm. Currently his work is exhibited in the Parent Gallery in Belfast, Maine. Ansel Adams once wrote Neal and said that “Maine was a hard place to capture,” and that “Neal had done a fine interpretation of the Maine scene.”

Neal has been sharing his gifts of photography and laughter with others by conducting workshops throughout Maine for many years. He has taught week-long courses at Wooden Boat School in Brooklin, Maine, on the ketch Angelique out of Camden, Maine, as well as at his studio and darkroom in Belfast, Maine. As a Maine resident he has many connections with locals. During his most recent Maine Media workshops, students were able to not only capture the coast of Maine, but its people. Students met and photographed boat builders, farmers hauling logs by horseback out of the woods, musical instrument makers, fisherman, and even an early morning shoot at the local bakery. Capturing the coastline is one thing; capturing a way of life is another.

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Judy Kane

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Marcia Crumley

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I’m a Boston artist with close ties to Maine, having owned a rustic camp on a lake and painted there for more than 20 years. Square Pond in Shapleigh, Maine is home to some of my happiest memories of family and friends. Maine is also a source of limitless inspiration for me: I never tire of its fast-moving weather or of watching the clouds and light dance across the sky, water, mountains, and woods. I spend a lot of time outdoors, observing and taking source photos. Back in the studio, I freely rearrange objects and intensify their colors and shapes to best capture the essential feeling of a particular moment.

In addition to my landscapes, I have a second major body of work that consists of mixed media abstracts. These pieces all have flakes of gold, copper, and bronze layered and rubbed into the paint by hand. For me, the tactile experience is part of the joy of creating these pieces. I also get to play with colors I love — like magenta and tangerine — that I don’t get to use very often in landscapes.

My formal training includes studying drawing and painting at the Museum School in Boston and Mass College of Art. If you would like a full bio or copy of my professional resume, or have any other questions about me or my work, please feel free to contact me at marcia.crumley@gmail.com

The colors, patterns and textures of the natural world are the source and subject of my art. My primary focus is on landscapes, driven by my lifelong love of the outdoors. I spend a lot of time observing nature and the constantly changing light, color and atmosphere. While I have my favorite contemplative spots – the lakes and mountains of Maine, the beaches on the Cape and Islands – I find the urban landscape also offers random glimpses of beauty. Driving along the Charles River in Boston, I find that looking for unusual textures, colors or shapes of trees, interesting reflections on the water, or movement in the clouds provides a calming beginning and end to my work day. 

http://www.marciacrumleyart.com

Artist Jerry Weiss

Jerry Weiss

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My parents met in George Bridgman’s class at the Art Students League of New York. My father was a professional cartoonist of note, my mother an exceptional painter who didn’t pursue a career in art. With their support I spent the better part of six years drawing and painting the figure in art school, and after leaving, continued painting the figure in the interior. My goal was to create a visual diary that would be a pictorial record of artists and friends. Then, as now, I was intrigued by the portrait and figure as a most sacred subject.

I never formally studied landscape painting. If you discount the thousands of hours spent poring through books and walking through museums, I suppose I am self-taught. Since moving to Connecticut in 1994 and painting outdoors in earnest, I’ve become more appreciative of the role of abstraction in the representational process—if the shapes aren’t interesting to begin with, no amount of elaboration will save the composition.

Whether painting the portrait, figure or landscape I work from life. I like to paint fairly large and rapidly.

Jerry Weiss studied drawing with Roberto Martinez in Miami, Florida, and drawing and painting with Harvey Dinnerstein, Robert Beverly Hale, Mary Beth McKenzie, Ted Seth Jacobs and Jack Faragasso at The Art Students League and the National Academy in New York City. He has had numerous one-man exhibitions in museums and galleries, and his paintings are represented in public, private and corporate collections. Jerry teaches figure drawing and painting year-round at the Art Students League of New York, as well as intensive workshops there and in other venues around the country. He has taught and lectured at art schools and art associations in Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Mexico, New York, and Washington, and was an instructor at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts for fifteen years. Weiss is a Contributing Editor for The Artist’s Magazine,for which he writes features, and the ‘Master Class’
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Bill Jewell

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Bill Jewell is a Maine-born painter who presently resides in California. He is known for documenting historic American lighthouses and for his pioneering use of dimensional glazed oils, a technique which incorporates pigments that are ground from minerals obtained during the artist’s travels.

Bill’s work can be seen in calendars released by Browntrout Publishers, and on his website @ http://billjewell.com