Lilliana Thelander joining Summer Island Studio – the month of September 2015.

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Lilliana Thelander originally from Venezuela moved to mid coast Maine with her husband and children in 2006.  She will be joining Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans the month of September 2015.  An Artist reception and opening will be held Friday, September 11th, Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk; wine, cheese and Horsdoerves will be served from 5pm to 8pm.  Please join us, if you have any questions please call Patti at 373-1810.

Thelander was first introduced to art by creating Stained glass; she was fascinated with the way the light came through, making the colors radiant, like a prism.  She is drawn to subjects she paints by the same luminous quality of light and hue.

Thelander loves to closely examine and is fascinated with marbles, bottles, eyes, glass, and objects that are part of our everyday living.

Working with oils allows her to render subjects in vivid colors by applying layers of glazes creating the illusion of depth. Thelander’s detailed renditions invite the viewer in for a closer look; her intent with her paintings is to go beyond realism, bringing life and vibrancy to everyday objects and snapshots in time.  liliana@lilianathelander.com

Claudette Gamache, a Pastelist showing at Summer Island Studio in August

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Claudette Gamache a Pastelist from Phippsburg will be showing the month of August 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 August 14th from 5pm to 8pm.  Wine, Cheese, and Horsdoerves will be served.  For information please call Patti Baker at 373-1810.

Claudette’s background includes working in hospitals, nursing homes, visiting nurse agencies and hospice as an RN.She has painted since the age of nine and even though her high school teacher encouraged her to go to art school, her father would only support her to become a nurse.

Because of Gamache’s background, she wanted to capture the essence of nature where she believes it can be a healing experience for both herself, the painter, and to the viewer. As she continues her creative journey, she is interested in those special moments that Claudette captures that creates a joy and an emotional response to the natural world which, when we take the time to SEE, is all around us.

Claudette is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, Pastel Painters of Maine and the CT Pastel Society. She is one of the Master Circle members of the International Association of Pastel Societies. She has her BFA from the University of Hartford and MA from Lesley University.

Susan Rayfield Wood will be returning to Summer Island Studio

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Susan Rayfield Wood will be returning to Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans for the month of July; located in the heart of downtown Brunswick at the Tontine Mall. Artist reception will be held Friday, July 10th Brunswick’s 2nd Friday Artwalk from 5pm to 8pm. Wine, cheese, Horsdoerves will be served; any questions please call Patti Baker at 373-1810.

The image is Squirrel Point Light in Phippsburg; you take a mile hike through the woods to discover the deserted station houses but it is worth the trip. The first sight you see is the startling ruby wreath of foliage and the deafening quiet – just Susan and the soft “chip” tones of sparrows all day. She tries to capture that timeless sense of peace.

Sally Loughridge will be showing the month of June

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Returning Artist, Sally Loughridge will be showing the month of June at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans.  Artist Reception will be held the 12th of June the 2nd Friday Artwalk for Brunswick. From 5pm to 8pm.

SIS is located at 149 Maine Street in the Tontine Mall, Wine Cheese and Horsdoerves will be served.  Please call with any question at 373.1810.

 

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A year round resident of South Bristol, Maine, Sally Loughridge is continually intrigued and inspired by the rugged, organic beauty around her.

Sally is drawn to the juxtaposition of natural elements – sky, sea, and land – and the rich contrasts in color, value, texture, and temperature such intersections bring. She also enjoys the challenge of depicting a striking vantage point or a sudden shift in weather.

Sally works primarily in the soft pastel and oil mediums. She has been teaching soft pastel painting, both in the studio and en plein air, for over twelve years.

The process of painting is both humbling and deeply satisfying. Painting and sight have become reciprocally entwined, with each enhancing the other. The fuller her engagement in the action of creating, the more energized and connected she feels to the world.

In turn, she hopes to engage the viewer by stirring memory, emotion, and curiosity.

Sally’s work can also be seen at Pemaquid Art Gallery in New Harbor, Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro, and Mast Cove Galleries in Kennebunkport, as well as in invitational shows in MidCoast and Southern Maine.

 

 

Lee Cheever showing this month at Summer Island Studio

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Lee Cheever, local artist from Harpswell, will be showing the month of May at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans located in the Tontine Mall 149 Maine Street Brunswick.

The show is called “In the Woods” and an Artist Reception will be held Friday, the 8th from 5pm to 7pm. Wine, cheese and Horsdoerves will be served; any questions please call Patti Baker at 373-1810.

Cheever’s exhibit will focus on wood expression for both wall and free standing sculpture. She is a multifaceted artist who taught in public schools for years and now she has a studio in Brunswick and is active volunteering in the creative community.

She spots stories everywhere. It may be the stories of history one encounters in traveling, or a chance encounter with an animal in the woods. The world has stories to tell. This translates into her work in suggesting an encounter. What the viewer takes from the piece is personal and varied.

Local Artist, Barbara Bean will be showing at Summer Island Studio!

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Local Artist, Barbara Bean will be showing at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans for the month of April 2015. Artist Reception and Open House will be Saturday, April 25th from 4pm to 6pm; Wine, Cheese and Horsdoerves will be served.

Barbara Bean has always been what she calls an art maker; she is inspired by the work of others and enjoys trying new materials. This show is combination of her sculptural assemblages created from found objects and her two dimensional works of mixed media on paper; both in a floral theme.

Beans works is more symbolic rather than representational, and asks her viewers to enjoy the experience of entering a new world where there are no boundaries and no limit to what one can make with so little.

Jennifer Litchfield rejoining Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans in March 2015

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Jennifer Litchfield of Barter’s Island Boothbay will be rejoining Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans once again for a show in the month of March 2015.

Artist’s Reception and Open House will be held on Saturday March 7th from 4pm to 6pm. Wine, Cheese and Horsdoerves will be served.

SIS is located in the Tontine Mall in the heart of downtown Brunswick at 149 Maine Street; any questions please call Patti at 373-1810.

Litchfield has been living and painting in Maine for the past 18 years. Originally from Sydney Australia, where she pursued a medical career as a primary care physician for 20 years. She moved to the United States after meeting and marrying her American husband, Peter Felsenthal, with whom she still lives with in Boothbay.

Art has always been one of her true loves and she took the opportunity in her new life to develop her passion for painting, drawing and color.

Local Architect/Assemblage Artist MILDRED JOHNSON will be at Summer Island Studio

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Local Architect/Assemblage Artist Mildred Johnson will be at Summer Island Studio – Gallery of Fine Artisans for both months of January and February 2015.

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Artist Reception will be held:

Saturday, January 17th at 4pm – 6pm.

Wine, Cheese and Horsdoerves will be served.

Johnson graduated from University of Oregon in 1948 in architecture, she moved back and forth across the country as an architect and designer for years.

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Mildred moved to Maine in 2004 and maintained a studio at Fort Andross in Brunswick for many years, working primarily on assemblages and mixed media collage.

Of her work Mildred says

“I honestly can’t remember a time when I wasn’t making art…I’m still playing with found materials…and I still feel the excitement of discovery that I remember as a child”

and continues, quoting from Robert Rauschenberg

“You begin with the possibilities of the material”.