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Penny Oliphant - Pittsfield, ME
Oil on Linen
Artist Statement: "I would describe my style as Contemporary Realism. I'm drawn to artwork that has an edge to it. Instead of being concerned with representing outward beauty, I'm more interested in discovering the unsettling reality that exists beneath the surface of contemporary life." --Penny Oliphant
Call (207) 487-5788 or e-mail
Melissa Post van der Burg - Augusta, ME
Oil on Panel
Artist Statement: "I have always thought of painting as a form of prayer—not in a religious sense, but in the process itself: finding a quiet place to work, carving out the time needed, going deeper into my own awareness of what it means to be living. Why am I intrigued enough to paint one object or view or person, and not another? It's always more than just capturing a moment, or a likeness. There is something deeply relational about the painter, the object and the painting that keeps me working. I think, ultimately, I am painting my life--what it means to me, to be alive at this particular time. I hope I convey a deep sense of gratitude. As a self-taught painter, I am always learning, always investigating ways to move forward. Art, in general, is a language, and as such, we who communicate through this language are always learning new ways of "saying" what we need to say. But, of course, we need 'listeners'—those who appreciate and take the time to look closely and search out meaning and intent. To those kind souls, I am eternally grateful." --Melissa Post van der Burg
Call (207) 621-0980 or e-mail
Kathleen Noyes - Sorrento, ME
Acrylic/Collage on Board
Artist Statement: "Making art. To explore—other "worlds" through visual expression. To be led—by my imagination. To follow—the unexpected. To allow—the imagery to come through me. To journey—to the unknown and unknowable. To live—the struggle through the creative process. To discover—and be compelled to experience my own freedom." --Kathleen Noyes
Call (207) 422-6769 or e-mail
Beth Anne Gordley-Smith - Belfast, ME
Fine Art Photographer
"The Man Cave"
Artist Statement: "My digital fine art images are often inspired by a glimpse of color, unique graphic element or an emotional connection to the subject. The aspiration of my work is to create an aspect of intrigue within my photograph. I have an array of photographic genre that includes among others dance imagery, portraits and photojournalism. I work with commercial clients, private portrait commissions and offer my fine art images in various venues." --Beth Anne Gordley-Smith
Call (207) 323-1247 or e-mail