Featured Artist: Michaela Moffett!

Balcony Botanicals by Michaela Moffett 8×5.5 Gouache

Michaela Moffett. She has wonderful work on her website, you must check her out. She seems like such a delightful person. It’s evident that Michaela paints often and loves what she does! In addition to original art for sale she also does commissions and teaches private lessons.

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Featured Artist: Elizabeth Graeber!

Large Green Winged Bird by Elizabeth Graeber 11×14″ Gouache on Paper

Elizabeth Graeber is an artist and illustrator. Her work is so creative, imaginative, happy, colorful and utter perfection if you’re looking for something to make you (or someone else) smile! From pet portraits, to illustrations for businesses, wallpaper, you name it and Elizabeth can do it!

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Featured Artist: Sarah Manolescue!

Seated Geranium by Sarah Manolescue 12×10″ Oil

Jaw dropping work by incredible artist, Sarah Manolescue. What a delight to scroll through her work (I cannot imagine seeing it in person!) – Her landscapes have incredible skies, her still lifes are captivating and the way she captures light is joyful. Truly beautiful paintings, one after another. Read on to learn more about the artist – she is amazing!

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Featured Artist: Leslie Pratt-Thomas (Upcoming show at the Dare Gallery in Charleston, SC!)

Follow the Sun by Leslie Pratt-Thomas 30″ x 30″ Oil

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?

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2021 Lupine Gallery/Island Inn Show with Caleb Stone!

Fish Beach Way 18 x 24″ Oil by Caleb Stone | Image: Lupine Gallery

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!

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Artist: Ken DeWaard – Show at Roux & Cyr this coming Friday!

Leisure Time after Breakfast 12″ x 16″ Oil on Panel

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? #brilliant

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Featured Artist: Keith Thomson!

Rollergirl by Keith Thomson 30×40 Mixed Media

Keith Thomson. An incredible artist and more! I checked out his website (so interesting!) and absolutely love his paintings. They are so different. They’re fun and spirited. Some of you will remember these funny hair dryers (still in use today) – you know, I wish I had one, ha ha. Then I could have my coffee and read while my hair is drying! #winwin

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(RE) Featured Artist: Carol Jenkins!

Jim Creek by Carol Jenkins 16×20″ Oil

A pretty fabulous painting, isn’t it? What struck me right away was the brightness of the grass, that beautiful sun-kissed golden color and above it the dark trees which just makes the grass area that much more brilliant. I happened upon a similar scene on a morning walk recently and backed up to get a shot. Stunning!

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Featured Artist: Carl Bork!

Aspen Way by Carl Bork 18×18″ Oil

Fabulous, right? I love the sweet layers of paint, applied skillfully with a palette knife. Layers of paint adds such a nice texture don’t you think? Carl has a way with color, light and a palette knife, just wait until you see more of his work. I love the winding path, the gorgeous trees, stunning shadows and the darkness deep within that makes it all stand out!

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Featured Artist: Liz Prescott!

Piled High, Monhegan by Liz Prescott 10×22″ Acrylic

I love being on the lookout for a new artist. I randomly search different places, Instagram, Facebook, galleries, and sometimes Fred (my husband) is the one to spot an artist – I follow #monheganisland (Instagram) which is another way I find artists. It’s a favorite place of ours so I like to see what people paint while they’re on the island. Fred sent me a screenshot with Liz’s painting – Monhegan Buoys – a great painting and I was definitely interested in the artist (thank you Fred).

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Featured Artist: Daphne Pulsifer!

“Reaching” by Daphne Pulsifer | Bronze Sculpture

When I first saw this image – it stopped me in my tracks. The words Daphne wrote about “Reaching” really resonated with me. This pandemic has gone on now over one year. By now, most of us know someone who has had COVID-19 and has struggled with it, in the best case scenarios. Who ever would have thought that a year later this would still be here and even worse than ever? Read Daphne’s words, you’ll know what I mean!

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Featured Artist: William Jameson!

December on Roan Mountain by William Jameson 12×12″ Oil

Doesn’t this painting just scream WINTER? To me it looks like the perfect winter day. I feel like I have taken a hike through Roan Mountain on a sunny day. Crisp and cool with snow, but warmth from the sun makes the hike absolutely perfect! Of course I haven’t been on a hike in the snow (I’m in South Carolina, which rarely sees snow)…

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Featured Artist: Tom Hoitsma!

#75 by Tom Hoitsma 74×60″ Acrylic & Latex on Canvas

We have a mix of art in our home. We love different forms of art and I think they work well together. Paintings can evoke wonderful memories of special places, moments in time. Art makes life more colorful and happy! After 2020, I think ART is something we all need… desperately!

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