Upper Saco Valley: Art Celebrates Place

I was thrilled to have been selected for Art Celebrates Place: an annual exhibition for the Upper Saco Valley Land Trust. The 10th annual Art Celebrates Place opening was on Friday, April 5th at Fryeburg Academy's Pace Galleries. This year's theme was the Pine Hill Community Forest and the Dr. Michael Cline Memorial Forest.

I chose to complete a series of three 20x20” paintings on birch panels, titled “Sounds of Nature”. For this series I focused on Summer, Autumn and Winter. The Sounds of Nature series was painted in a style that combines abstraction with impressionism. I grew up along the Saco River and have spent a great deal of time there in all seasons; the sights and sounds are always fresh in my mind. Painting this in an impressionist style was most appropriate because it was painted from memory. Inspired by the landscape of Pine Hill Community Forest.