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.


Judy O’Donnell

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Betsy Cook

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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 been drawing and painting to acclaim since she was eight years old. Born in Blue Hill, and raised on the shore in Trenton, she has a keen eye for seascapes and landscapes; the clouds in her paintings beautifully portray the ever-changing views of Mount Desert Island.

Her paintings range from remarkably tiny and detailed (2″ x 3″) watercolors to big, bold and beautiful panoramic scenes of the Maine coast.  Emily is also an accomplished photographer and landscape designer and fervent advocate for animals.

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.


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

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.

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’

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 @

Axel Stohlberg

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“With all of my art I try to tell a story. Art should make the viewer think as well as feel.  I find everyone can relate to a shape, color, title, or object no matter where they are in the world.”

Axel Stohlberg works in a mix of artistic mediums; his pieces employ found objects and reclaimed wood, as well as more traditional materials like oil pastels and charcoals.

Artist Erin McGee Ferrell

Erin McGee Ferrell

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“Painting in plein air is what I do best—alone or surrounded by crowds. I sit in the flatbed of a pick-up, painting open fields and salt marshes and fighting against wind. I stand on a crowded street in Philadelphia and paint the bustling Italian bakery across the street. Painting is my passion; it is what I do. My work is done in two different mediums, but I treat both in the same way. I paint with my watercolors as I do my oils; straight out of the tubes. Intense color in the watercolors is achieved by this technique. I’m equally rewarded by both styles. I’m a Kentucky girl and bluegrass music, colorful quilts, and big skies with bright green rolling hills are in my blood. My childhood home was in an historic Victorian Louisville neighborhood and my paintings today continue to reflect my love of fanciful architectural details, color, and open landscape. My father and grandfather spent most of their lives in Nigeria, and my love of brilliant color, pattern, and tilt toward abstraction come from the West African sculptures and paintings that decorated my childhood home. I’m a prolific and fast painter and create detailed renderings of local scenes quickly. Big paper and big canvases are my loves.”

Annette Adrian Hanna

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Annette Adrian Hanna has been painting since childhood.  Originally interested in fashion design and illustration, she developed an interest in portraiture and studied at the Art Students League in New York with Daniel Greene, George Passantino and John Howard Sanden.  Subsequently, she was in a Master painting class with Sanden, and then studied privately with Burt Silverman.  She became interested in pastels and now is both an oil and pastel painter. Spending a lot of time outdoors hiking, she began painting plein-air and now favors landscapes and portraiture equally. She manages to capture obscure, often overlooked outdoor scenes, and the personality of the individual subject in her portrait and figurative work.

A member of the American Artist’s Professional League of New York, the prestigious Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, the Portrait Society of America, the Pastel Society of America, the Northwest Pastel Society, and other professional societies, this multi-award winning artist has been published in American Artist magazine, International Artist magazine, Portrait Highlights magazine, The Best of Pastels, as well as her own book on “How to Paint Portraits in Oil”.  Among Hanna’s awards are five Gold Medals from the Salmagundi Club, the Hudson Valley Art Association, the American Artist’s Professional League, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, Grumbacher, First Prize from the American Society of Portrait Artists, and winner of a Winsor Newton National Painting Competition.  She is on the faculty of Morris County Art Association and Center for Contemporary Art in New Jersey, and has shown her work nationally and internationally.


Keith Maynard

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My name is Keith Maynard. Welcome to my portfolio. I am a sculptor of stainless steel and stone. I was, by trade, a construction diver that transitioned into a water/stone/steel inspired artist. I live with my wife and daughter on the coast of Maine and enjoy creating beautiful things. I hope you enjoy my work.

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Shari Ciomei

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Shari is fairly new to the art world. She began painting for fun in 2007 and has quickly become a collected artist.

Shari enjoys capturing the picturesque fishing towns of the Deer Isle-Stonington area where she has lived her entire life, along with her family who are lobstermen. Her medium-of-choice is oil paint, and her paintings are known for their bright, vivid colors that show the unique beauty of the coast of Maine.

“Having a person admire my art and know that they are so excited to hang one of my paintings in their home is so rewarding to me.”

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Brenda Cirioni

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Brenda Cirioni creates collage, landscape paintings on wood panels with acrylic paint, ink, bits of painted paper and debris. These differing materials create a story on the surface, in addition to the many stories and mysteries encumbered beneath the layers. Viewing Cirioni’s barn paintings leaves me with a tug of incertitude–how can I perceive something so tragic as beautiful and breathtaking? Some structures stand tall despite the lick of flames barking up their sides, while others are swallowed whole by the raging fire. Perhaps this is the exact emotion she is trying to convey. Cirioni wants us to see both the destruction and the regeneration, a celebration of nature’s insurmountable capabilities that will forever trump those of our own.