Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Heidi Daub at Aarhus Original Oil Painting Gallery

Oil Painting Aarhus gallery is excited to exhibit the lively color Original Oil Painting work of the talented Blue Hill Oil Painting artist Heidi Daub September 2-21. The public is invited to an Fine art reproductions opening reception on Friday September 5th from 5-8pm.

With a personal vivid style and recognizable imagery, Heidi's modernistic landscapes play along the border of abstract and representational Original Oil painting.

"I am concerned with ordinary things and the extraordinary ways in which the ordinary shapes our lives. My Oil paintings and Fine art Paintings evolve from an introspection,... an awareness,... There is an aspiration to a holy moment so to speak. How we perceive and feel, the nebulous space between the physical reality of a given situation, person or place, and the perceptions we carry, the curiosity and non-linear ways of looking at time."

Heidi Daub graduated from Montserrat School of Visual Fine Art Reproductions, has lived and worked in Maine since 1984 and exhibited her Oil paintings on canvas widely throughout New England since 1987. Heidi is represented by oil painting galleries throughout New England and her work is housed nationally in many private Oil Painting collections.

In 2008, Heidi has inaugurated the Women of Maine Visionary Fine Arts Reproduction Award to support women involved in audio, visual or literary Fine Arts Paintings who exhibit outstanding commitment and are inspiring to others.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Work by New Brunswick Printmaker Dan Steeves on Exhibit at Tides Institute

Eastport, Maine?The Tides Institute and Museum of Art gallery and Art Reproduction (TIMA) will open its third exhibition of the season featuring a one-person show of work by one of eastern Canada?s foremost printmakers, Dan Steeves. The exhibition opens on August 23 and will be on view through September 21, 2008. The public is invited to an Opening Reception for the Original Oil paintings artist on Saturday, August 23, 2008 from 5:00 ? 7:00 p.m. A letter in support of the exhibition by New Brunswick?s Premier Shawn Graham will be read at the opening.

Dan Steeves was born in 1959 in Moncton, New Brunswick. He received his B.F.A. from Mount Allison University in 1981. He currently lives in Sackville, New Brunswick where he is Printmaking Instructor and Lecturer in the Fine Arts Reprodcution and Oil painting Department at Mount Allison University. In 2007, Dan won the prestigious Sheila Hugh McKay Foundation's Strathbutler Award, which honors exceptional Oil painting on canvas artistry in the province.

Steeves' work has been exhibited in art galleries in Canada, the United States, Holland, Italy, Japan, Poland, Taiwan and the Ukraine. His prints are represented internationally in both public and private collections including Canadian House, (Nagoya, Japan), Royal Bank, Beaverbrook Art Gallery Reprodcution, Regent College, Istituto Per La Cultura E L'Arte, (Catania, Italy), Chernobyl Disaster Museum, (Kharkov, Ukraine, USSR), Canada Council Art Gallery Bank, Permanent Collection, University of New Brunswick Art Reprodcution Centre and New Brunswick Oil painting Art Bank, among others. He is represented by the Abbozzo Gallery of Oakville, Ontario, and the Peter Buckland Gallery of Saint John, New Brunswick. The prints included in this exhibition are on loan from the Peter Buckland Gallery.

Also on view and on loan to TIMA until October is an Original oil painting by N.C. Wyeth titled, The Little Cockle, originally created to illustrate a passage from the book, The Black Arrow by Robert Louis Stevenson.

The Tides Institute is open Wednesday through Sunday, 10 a.m. ? 5 p.m.

The Tides Institute and Museum of Art gallery and Art Reproduction(TIMA) is located in the former Eastport Savings Bank Building, an 1887 National Register of Historic Places anchor property in downtown Eastport, Maine. Open year round, TIMA curates three to four new exhibitions each year, as well as exhibits works from its permanent collections, which focuses on the international Passamaquoddy region and the broader U.S./Canada northeast coast. Art Gallery and Art Reproduction TIMA operates as a cultural catalyst ? acting as a cultural resource, cultural facilitator, and cultural collaborator working with a wide range of partners on both sides of the U.S/Canada border.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Painting the Bold Coast exhibit at Bayview Gallery, Camden

Bayview Gallery presents Of Land and Sea: Online Painting the Bold Coast - an exhibit of marine Online paintings in our Camden gallery, featuring the works of William R. Beebe, Vern Broe, Robert Spring and other gallery artists.

Marine artist William Beebe has been Online oil painting the coast for over 16 years, and he now dedicates himself to rendering the historical wooden schooners of the 19th and 20th centuries. An admirer of Impressionist Claude Monet and Frank W. Benson for their brushwork, palette and interplay of light, Beebe creatively uses layers of various colors to achieve depth in his images. A black hull may have Naples Yellow, Cobalt Blue, or Umber added to create light and dark or warm and cold areas. His crisp lines and detailed renderings bring vitality to his maritime work along with a traditional realism honoring the excitement and joy of the nautical journey. His oils capture movement and place, celebrating the timeless grandeur of these majestic sailing vessels.

Vern Broe has painted the coast from several New England locations - Gloucester, Marblehead, and of course Maine. Versatile marine painter and former draftsman, Broe explores the contrasting qualities of light and dark and their various tones in his Original oil paintings. Water takes on an illusionary sense due to his skillful, delicate use of multiple washes of acrylic paint. Well-studied, keen lines define his vessels, giving them a subdued character against a receding, dream-like backdrop. He pays homage to the sailing and working crafts that grace the coastline.

Maine resident Robert Spring is well versed in portraying images in both oil and watercolors. Influenced by J.M.W. Turner, his oils are luminous and impressive, exhibiting an inventive palette that plays up the frequently subtle nature of his subject matter. Texture and color create a rhythmic energy, bringing new life to his seascapes. A sculptor as well, Robert's use of thick impasto suggests a tangible quality with his oils, texture and movement working in unison. His watercolors evoke a feeling of mystery, leaving the viewer to draw his own conclusions as to the outcome of the oil painting on canvas. A heightened sense of drama with no resolution contrasts with a momentary stillness and peace.