Leslie Pratt-Thomas. Many of you know her work. Leslie is a talented artist located in the Charleston, SC area. Art is a big part of people’s lives – it makes the world a better place. In addition to Leslie’s innate painting skills and ability to capture this area so perfectly, she is such a nice person. Kind, and interesting – you will look at her paintings, and be reminded of an area, or a memory and smile when you think of the artist who painted it. Leslie has a following clearly because her work is gorgeous and is a nice reminder of the Lowcountry. Did I mention her exhibit which starts this Friday, November 5, 2021?Continue reading “Featured Artist: Leslie Pratt-Thomas (Upcoming show at the Dare Gallery in Charleston, SC!)”
Kevin Beers. What an amazing artist! I try to post his exhibition each year around this time. Kevin can paint so well AND he’s such a nice guy (as is his wife!) – This painting is perfect for today “Stars and Stripes” – it’s available at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor, Maine!Continue reading “Kevin Beers Exhibit: 25 Years and Counting!”
We all look forward to the annual art show at the Island Inn, Monhegan, Maine. The owners of the Lupine Gallery on Monhegan transform the dining room of the inn into a stunning art mecca each year. It is so exciting to walk into the dining room and see the art displayed so masterfully. Absolutely gorgeous paintings this year by artist Caleb Stone. It’s also a treat to be eating in the dining room at the Inn with a breathtaking view both inside and out!Continue reading “2021 Lupine Gallery/Island Inn Show with Caleb Stone!”
Ken DeWaard. I would like to make you all privy to Ken’s latest newsletter which shares some of his latest work. The newsletter is full of art information as well as artIST info – I love when artists share a bit about themselves with us. It makes us like them (and their work) even more. A daunting task for the artist, no doubt, but one Ken is up for. Ken is a favorite artist of ours for so many reasons… Upcoming show at Roux & Cyr Gallery in Portland, Maine (THIS FRIDAY), May 28, 2021. “Leisure Time after Breakfast” is just one beautiful example of Ken’s paintings, see what I mean about the light coming through the table cloth? #brilliantContinue reading “Artist: Ken DeWaard – Show at Roux & Cyr this coming Friday!”
WOW. What more can you say. To me, the white fabric is stunning against this fabulous dark background. The desert is awe inspiring as is the sky. The light on the horse and the man is brilliant and so beautiful.Continue reading “Eric Bowman – Show at the Maxwell Alexander Gallery!”
Anne Blair Brown. An artist who’s work I have admired from the very beginning. She has a way of taking a scene, loosening it up and making it even more wonderful than real life! Anne has an upcoming exhibit in Charleston, SC…Continue reading “Featured Artist: Anne Blair Brown!”
Ken DeWaard. A fabulous artist who lives and paints in Maine. The way Ken captures a subject is so stunning. He’s got his own distinct style. Painting after painting of beautiful locations that resonate with so many of us definitely make him a favorite. Ken is as nice as they come, and let me tell you, if you ever have the opportunity to take a workshop with him… DO IT! You will learn so much AND have a good time (most of you know that those two are not always synonymous) – many times workshops are stressful, his you will actually learn, smile, laugh and be so happy with yourself when you leave. #winwinContinue reading “ART EVENT: Ken DeWaard – Portland, Maine!”
As I mentioned over the weekend, many people tell themselves that they can’t draw – but that’s not true! If you can write, you can draw! It just takes practice. LOTS of practice. I would guess that 99% of artists do not pick up a brush and create a masterpiece time after time. Painting (like drawing) takes practice. Lots of practice. It takes a lot of paintings before you get your groove. Continue reading “Fishing For Elephants by Larry Moore | En Train Air Artists Travel & Paint!”
Art Walks and Workshops – this is a good time of year to attend both. The weather is getting nicer (in the South) – warm enough, but not as hot and humid as normal. Here in Charleston, SC, I believe that October Art Walks are the most anticipated. It’s always a good time checking out the art and visiting with fellow art lovers. Continue reading “🖼Art Walk and Painting Workshop – HOT TIPS… 🖼”
Colin Page. A brilliant artist and a damn nice guy. Everyone who knows Colin loves him. He’s got an easy way about him, friendly, full of great information and one heck of an artist. If you’re in Maine, you most likely have seen him painting somewhere at some point. An avid plein air artist, Colin has a way with paint and a style all his own. You can spot one of his paintings from a distance and immediately know that it’s his work. Not easy these days. So many wonderful artists, so to have a style that stands out… well that… speaks volumes! Continue reading “Featured Artist: Colin Page! *Solo Show Alert!*”
Ken DeWaard – a painter who now resides in Maine with his family. He’s been painting up a storm. This guy loves to paint and it shows. His paintings are dynamic and reflect his subject matter so well – he captures the very feeling of what he’s painting. His subject matter is diverse and because he’s been so prolific over the years it’s time to make room for more work! When you think about it, if you are an artist who truly loves to paint, you can collect quite a few paintings – sure they sell, but there are always some that are painted on location at different plein air events that aren’t even shown – galleries in other regions aren’t necessarily wanting subject matter painted in other locations so unless it sells via the website it can sit until someone sees it and inquires. Which happens all the time, but kind of like Spring cleaning, it’s time to move some to make room for more. Continue reading “Featured Artist: Ken DeWaard!”
Colin Page. An accomplished artist from Maine with incredible talent. We met Colin about ten years ago in Port Clyde, Maine. We loved his work at first sight – what a treasure! Colin has such a unique painting style, you can notice one of his paintings from a distance and know exactly who’s it is.
This painting of a lily pond is stunning – I love the dark contrast in the water as well as the reflections. There is a simple beauty to this painting and looking at it I instantly feel calm, as if I’m sitting right there. Ahhhh….
Incredible, right? This painting is of the Shem Creek area in Mount Pleasant, SC – but the way Colin paints it – it’s not too specific that it couldn’t be another similar area. There is so much going on in this painting and it holds my interest. The people walking, watching, working… The bird on the dock, and that incredible shrimp boat with all that wonderful rigging set against a stunning sky.
Anglin Smith Fine Art in Charleston, SC will be having a show November 3-17, 2017 “New Works by Colin Page” – click here to preview the paintings – and just wait until you see them in person! Go if you can!
OPENING RECEPTION tonight, Friday, November 3, 2017; from 5-8PM
See more of Colin’s work via these links:
Read a bit about Colin, from his website:
Colin Page was raised in Baltimore, Maryland and studied painting at the Rhode Island School of Design and at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. Whether working on location or in the studio, Colin strives to capture the atmosphere and light of a scene. Colin currently lives in Maine, where he focuses on painting the landscape, and scenes that show his life as a father of two young girls. His work has been featured in solo exhibitions and group shows nationally and abroad.
Catch you back here tomorrow!
All images via ColinPagePaintings.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.
As many of you know, Monhegan Island is full of artists. Easels set up everywhere, paintings being created left and right. It’s amazing the talent on one small island.
Stan Moeller was giving a workshop and in the photo above they were painting on the lawn. This was a tricky week with a lot of fog, should make for some cool paintings!
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Photos this week – Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!
Monhegan Dock Sunset by Kevin Beers 16×20″ Oil
Amy Williams (Beers) and husband, Kevin Beers, are having a show (now – through June 26, 2017) at Legacy Properties in Damariscotta, Maine. If you’re in the area STOP BY! You won’t want to miss this show! It’s the last week of the show and you KNOW it will be good!
Many of you will recognize the painting above by Kevin. He has a way of capturing the essence of Monhegan. Every detail meticulously captured.
There is a reception at Legacy TODAY from 4-7PM – if you’re in the area, it’s the perfect time to meet the artists AND see their work! Here’s the address:
Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty
170 Maine Street, Damariscotta, Maine 04543
Also note Kevin has a show coming up in July (actually opens June 29th!) at Gleason Fine Art in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
“The Beers show will be from June 29 through July 25, 2017. The opening reception is Friday, July 7 from 5-7 pm.“
Forsythia by Amy Williams Beers 12×12″ Oil
I love this forsythia painting of Amy’s! I remember a forsythia painting she did last year, it was different, but equally amazing… I also remember a fabulous painting of clouds – that one has stuck in my head! She has a cool perspective on things.
Read a bit about Amy, from her website:
Amy Williams has drawn and painted her whole life but she began taking formal art classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Art in 2000 after moving to Boston to take a position as Trustee Professor in Computer Science and Accounting at Bentley University. Over the next few years, in addition to taking SMFA and other museum school classes, she studied with Dennis Sheehan, Diane Rath and Casey Baugh and took workshops with Charles Sovek and Colin Page. In 2009, Amy gave up tenure and negotiated a contract to work half a year for three years so she could study intensively at the Art Student’s League of NY. She studied with Nelson Shanks, Burt Silverman, Ray Kinstler, Dan Thompson, Costa Vavagiakis, and Tom Torak and was invited to be Burt Silverman’s assistant in three workshops. She also frequently went to life drawing classes at Spring Street Studio in Soho. Upon leaving Bentley in December 2012, the university gave her a solo show in the McGladrey Gallery. In January 2013 she became a full time New Yorker. accepting an offer to serve as Director of Cyber Initiatives for the NY Citizens Crime Commission while taking classes and painting when she could. For years Amy really enjoyed helping others with their cyber security issues and painting in the evenings and on weekends but it became clearer with each day that all she wanted to do was paint. So for that reason plus a few others, in September 2014 she and her husband Kevin Beers sold their apartment in Brooklyn NY and moved to Maine. Amy and Kevin initially met in Maine and spent summers painting together on Monhegan so this move was inevitable. Today they are both currently, happily, working as fine art painters from the renovated barn attached to their beautiful old Greek Revival house in Thomaston. Continue reading HERE…
Read a bit about Kevin, from the Gleason Fine Art website:
In the Fall of 2014, Kevin Beers did something he had long dreamed of doing—he packed up his Park Slope, Brooklyn, apartment and moved to Maine to become a full-time resident. Beers and his wife Amy rented the Rockland home of a Monhegan friend and spent the winter of 2014-2015 hunting for their dream house. They found it on a Thomaston side street—an antique white farmhouse with a barn big enough for two studios.
For his 2015 summer show, Beers has given the gallery not only his typical Monhegan Island panoramas and landscapes but also a half dozen sparkling winter paintings done on site in Rockland as well as several dazzling sunset views of Pemaquid. For Beers’ many fans of his truck and car paintings, this year’s show contains a special treat—“Stars and Stripes,” a majestic rendition of a familiar Rte. 90 sight, an old truck painted with red, white, and blue stars and stripes.
In mid-July, Beers heads out to his beloved Monhegan Island once again, but come fall, instead of facing the 7-hour drive back to Brooklyn, he will step off the ferry, drive less than half an hour, and be home—Maine at last!
Amy and Kevin are about as nice as they come and their art… well, let’s just say that you will thank me 😉
Catch you back here tomorrow!