Belva Ann Prycel at Summer Island Studio for September

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Please join us at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the Tontine Mall Brunswick, Maine for the opening of Belva Ann Prycel, a unique and engaging, multi-talented artist on Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Art Walk, September 12th from 5pm to 8pm.  Wine, cheese, and horsdoerves will be served with live music by Frank Siegel and our always vibrant gallery collection of Maine made fine jewelry, art, clothing and crafts.
Prycel’s landscape paintings are inspired from the tidal environments, expansive skies and expressive rivers of the northeast coast. As well as, Belva Ann’s acclaimed books of Maine, which richly illustrate her personal experiences with resonance and grace, both will be featured during the month of September.
Living in Alna & Round Pond, Pyrcel exhibits her paintings and appears for book signings throughout the region.  During her month long showing autographed copies of three of Pyrcel’s books will be available: “Times and Tides”, is an illustrated memoir of personal essays of the coast; “Water Tales”, is a collection of humorous stories of the author’s life around and on water; and “Passage”, is the story of the loss of Prycel’s family that speaks intimately to our fragile humanity.
Prycel is a graduate of Rowan College, teaching painting and drawing in public schools and at her private studio for over 30 years.  Originally from New Jersey she was a well-known cover artist for “South Jersey Magazine” and in 2000 was featured in the award winning documentary “Bayside Artists: Celebrating our Sense of Place.” 

Abbie Williams returning to Summer Island Studio

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Abbie Williams from Damariscotta Mills will be returning the month of August to Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans. Please join us for an Artist’s Reception and Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk on August 8th from 5pm to 8pm. Wine, Cheese and Horsdoerves will be served. Live Music by Stan Davis a folk, blues artist.

William’s paintings are all glimpses into her perception of life along the coast of Maine, the Island of Monhegan and Taos New Mexico. Using rich color and employing the dramatic light of the coast and the high desert, she works to capture the extraordinary way the light changes moment to moment which infuses her response to the colors that are often too subtle for the casual observer.

Having spent most her life painting and living along the coast of Maine, then spending 10 years painting the high desert of New Mexico, she has continually been inspired by the challenges the local environment presents. Traditionally trained as a painter, Williams has spent a lifetime observing and taking in the nuances of color, shape, textures and light that make up what she paints and now through in her work. Image: “Dr. Proctor’s Hollyhocks”

Lydia Kaeyer Featured at Summer Island Studio this Month

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Lydia Kaeyer’s watercolor paintings are her artistic interpretation of the Maine coast representing realistic scenes of seascapes, lighthouses, and local marine facilities.

Her works are all of local scenes of the Mid-Coast, many painted “plein air” depicting the Rockland, Spruce Head, Owls Head, North Haven, Port Clyde and Monhegan waterfront environs. “She loves the docks, working boatyards, local architecture, and coastal scenes using color and light to bring out the beauty of the surroundings.”

Formerly a teacher in Westchester County, New York, Kaeyer studied art and art history at Wheaton College, MA, SUNY Purchase, NY, and has been greatly influenced by her watercolor teacher, David Dewey.

Inspiration also comes from the work of Edward Hopper and Paul Rickert. “She grew up in Marblehead, MA with a father who was an illustrator for the Boston Sunday Post and a mother who was an architect so she thinks it was a natural progression to take up painting when she moved to Maine. It became her passion.

Kaeyer is a resident of Owls Head, Maine and Florida. Her work is currently being shown at Art Space Gallery, and the Lighthouse Museum both in Rockland.

Claudette Gamache at Summer Island Studio in June

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Claudette Gamache a Pastelist from Phippsburg will be showing the month of June at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans 149 Maine Street in the Tontine Mall, Brunswick, Maine.

Artist Reception and Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk is on June 13th from 5pm to 8pm. Live Music, Wine, Cheese, and Horsdoerves will be served. For information please call Patti Baker at 373-1810.

Claudette’s creative journey has now taken to a layering technique using pastels where she includes up to 20 layers in her paintings. The practice of layering color over color, taking out with a brush, reflection, connecting with, and repeating this process many times can last for days, weeks or months. She begins a communication at a certain point in the creative process; a vibration or aliveness has transferred into the pasting, she calls this process her meditation.

Gamache lives at Popham Beach where she is drawn to the essence of nature and nurtured by the changing scenes and the power and calm of the ocean. She finds that layering is her meditation for soul expression, and her healing journey. This encourages a relaxation response within. Her wish is that the viewer can experience the same.

Summer Island Studio features Susan Wood for May

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Susan Wood (formerly Rayfield) is returning to Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans just in time for Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk in May 2014. Artist Reception and Artwalk Festivities will be held from 5pm – 8pm. Live Music and hor’sdoerves will be served. For more information, please call Patti Baker at 373-1810.

Susan paints in a variety of ways, depending on how the subject strikes her. Her friends say, wisely, pick a palette and stick with it; ditto medium, method and style.

But she finds that she cannot do that, and so present in this show; bright cliffs of Monhegan Island in Oil and Cathedral Woods on Monhegan in pearlescent pastels.

There is a painting of backlit cows and two portraits of dogs being dogs – the iconic Maine Black Lab playfully bearing a stick to its owner, an inquisitive dachshund name Scout.

Susan’s work has been seen in many exhibitions, is in corporate collection. She is an author of 6 art and photography books, published in New York City,her home town.

Currently, Susan lives and paints in her studio in Harpswell.

Camilla Davidson@ Summer Island Studio in April

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Local Artist, Camilla Davidson will be hanging the month of April at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans located at 149 Maine Street in the Tontine Mall.

Please join us anytime to enjoy and see exciting work in Encaustics. Contact Patti Baker at 373-1810 or email Patti@sisgallery.comcastbiz.net. Hours are 9:30a to 5:30p

Camilla has been described as a painter who paints “Poetic Renditions of Nature”.  First a situation, the light, the color, and the textures move her; and then she does quick spot sketches, a lot of looking and feeling.  Davidson says she then develops the “poetry” in her studio with paint until she feels what it was like to be in that particular place; she says the canvas/panel must echo the sensation back to her.  Camilla then says she has a dialogue with her tools and paints until she feels rewarded with an image that “represents” what she was feeling viscerally at that particular place and time.  This “conversation” she has while painting is of the utmost importance to this process and is how she creates.

Felicity Sidwell will be showing the month of March at Summer Island Studio

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Felicity Sidwell will be showing the month of March at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the Tontine Mall the heart of downtown Brunswick, 149 Maine Street.

Sidwell grew up in England and came to the US with her husband in 1971.  She studied art at Silvermine School of Art in New Canaan, Ct. while raising their three boys (and sheep and chickens) on an old New England farm in Newtown Ct. They moved to Maine in 2006 and now live in Brunswick, Felicity has a summer gallery in West Point, Phippsburg.

Sidwell is fascinated by the effect of changing light on our perception of mood in a landscape.  The muted colors of a summer haze, the energy of a clear, windy day, the peaceful golden light of fall on the salt marsh next to their home and the shapes and colors of the frozen bay in winter.  Painting the coast of Maine on location, “en plein air” and in studio work is an exciting journey, according to Felicity and a challenge and delight as she attempts to capture the essence of a scene and communicate that feeling.  www.sidwellartgallery.com

Please join us all month; the show is called “Paintings that take you there”.

 

 

Marlene Loznicka Shows at SIS This Month

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Marlene Loznicka was born in York, Maine and now lives on the Pemaquid Peninsula where she has her studio and gallery.

Beginning to draw and paint at an early age, she was influenced by her father, also a painter, who studied at the Ogunquit Art School when it was a well-known artist’s colony.

Loznicka moved south with her family as a teenager and came back to Maine twenty years later where she has lived ever since.  She was totally inspired by the Maine landscape and began spending a lot of time painting and teaching on Monhegan Island.

Last summer she was chosen to have a one person exhibit at the Island Inn, the show ran the entire summer.  She still spends two weeks painting on the island every summer.

Marlene is currently working in oils, encaustic, and watercolor, developing her style through simplicity and abstraction.

She frequently works en plein air as she feels that this helps her to have more of an emotional and spiritual feeling about the subject rather than just a depiction of nature.  Marlene’s paintings are about light, atmosphere and color.

Abbie Williams Showing the month of December 2013

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All the pieces on display are glimpses into an artist’s perception of life along the coast of Maine and the Island of Monhegan. Using rich color and employing the dramatic light of the coast, Ms. Williams captures the extraordinary way the light changes moment to moment as she infuses her response to the colors that are often too subtle for the casual observer.

Having spent most of her life painting and living along the coast of Maine, Ms. Williams is continually inspired by the challenges the local environment presents. Traditionally trained as a painter, Williams has spent a lifetime observing and taking in the nuances of color, shapes, textures, and light that make up what she paints and now comes through in her work.

The show will continue through the end of December and Abbe  invites everyone to come and step into her visual world to see how an artist sees Maine.

 

“Sayonara” by Jean Kigel at Summer Island Studio during November

 

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Jean Kigel’s timely exhibit Sayonara is featured at Summer Island Studio, 149 Maine Street in Brunswick  this November.   Her fall-into-winter theme includes recent Asian brush paintings and watercolors, painted with a dazzling palette of vermillion and violet.  Gallery hours are 9:30 to 5:30 Monday through Saturday, and 10:00 – 4:00 on Sunday.    

Kigel’s signature piece Sayonara II, captures the feel of fall with its turbulent sky tones.  In this farewell to fall scene, a horizon of barren trees, illuminated by a setting sun, is punctuated by reeling birds.

Other works with a burst of fall hues include a twisted vine, a bittersweet branch, a lavender chrysanthemum, a meadow, and a misty city scene.  As a color-segue from fall to winter, Kigel painted a bright set of 1950’s primary color bowls, which symbolically usher the last warmth of autumn into the comfort of the kitchen. The remainder of this solo show consists of winter paintings in icy, blue tones.  Examples of these are northern lights, a gyotaku skate, and an amazing blue lobster. 

Award-winning artist Kigel lives and paints at her studio/home in Waldoboro. Her works have been widely exhibited in museum, university and private galleries, and have been reviewed in the Boston Globe and the Maine Sunday Telegram.  FMI call 207-373-1810.