The MILLS of BIDDEFORD, MAINE
Here I am, in 2017, living in an old mill building in Biddeford; it would do me some good, I believed, to read about the history and people who worked in these mills, and might ‘speak’ to me as an artist of that day and age, and life in the surrounding communities. And, so, there, you have it! My series: Mill Paintings Biddeford, Maine 2017.
The first five (5) paintings here are 25 x 30, framed. The last #6 is on canvas and 16" x 20". All guaranteed original, signed and one of a kind. Details, call 1-207-869-0999.
The Atrium Gallery at University of Southern Maine’s Lewiston-Auburn College (USM) held an art exhibition, “Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape, March-June 2018”; they placed a ‘call for art,’ seeking artists whose work is focused on Maine’s industrial landscape.
I have not ‘focused’ on art of Maine’s industrial landscape. I returned to Maine in 2012 from an extended painting residence in Mexico, and established as a goal for my paintings in Maine, to seek to express Maine’s true essence. Yet, I decided to submit my work to Atrium Gallery. The show appealed to me as a personal artistic challenge; it would drag me away from the demanding abstract work I did in the 2017 series: ROMA: AD 476: The Fall of the Roman Empire: Is the USA Subject to a ‘Fall’? And: Complex Transition. My work was accepted.