The painter David Vickery explores space: outdoor, indoor, around, above, across, beyond. He is equally expert at representing the parlor and the panorama, the intimate and the out there.

David Vickery, Monhegan Mowers, oil on panel, 19-1/2" x 15", $4,800

David Vickery, Monhegan Mowers, oil on panel, 19-1/2″ x 15″, $4,800

Read the full review by Carl Little in the Island Journal here: Island Journal | David Vickery: The Poetry of Place



Jonathan Laurence: Persistent Documentation

Kate Murphy recently interviewed Jonathan Laurence for Frontrunner magazine. The conversation covers Jonathan’s inspiration, travel, and his exhibition GLTCH at the Dowling Walsh Gallery. Read the full interview here Jonathan Laurence: Persistent Documentation

Jonathan Laurence, White on White with Blue, Some Purple and Green, Photograph on aluminum, 30" x 30", $2,200


Jonathan Laurence, White on White, With Blue, Some Purple and Green, 30″ x 30″

Scott Kelley at Portland Museum of Art

Scott Kelley will be featured in the upcoming Of Whales in Paint: Rockwell Kent’s Moby Dick, on view from October 15 through December 31, 2016. The installation, inspired by the PMA’s recent acquisition of a Lakeside Press Rockwell Kent edition of the novel, will examine historic and contemporary artistic responses to Herman Melville’s Moby Dick. The museum chose several of Kelley’s paintings and scrimshaw pieces for the exhibition, as well as works by Jamie Wyeth, Frank Stella and Leonard Baskin.

Scott Kelley, Phoebe, 2014, Watercolor and ink on paper, 30" x 22", $9,500

Alan Magee | A Visual Artist Talks About Writers and Books

Artist Alan Magee, who lives in Cushing, will speak at the Waldoboro Public Library on Wednesday, July 20, at 7 p.m. Magee will discuss the influence of literature on his work.

See more at: Alan Magee – Free Press Online

Connie Hayes Art Review

Connie Hayes Reimagined in Italy

Connie Hayes, Blue Towel, Civita, Oil on canvas, 30" x 40", $25,750

Connie Hayes, Blue Towel, Civita, Oil on canvas, 30″ x 40″, $25,750

Connie Hayes is one of Maine’s best-known painters. She was born in Gardiner and now lives and works in Rockland. Through the ’80s, she held administrative and teaching posts at Maine College of Art. In the ’90s she lived in New York City. Her work has been extremely popular: Greenhut Galleries sold many hundreds of her paintings in the past and Dowling Walsh does very well with her now.

Her work is familiar. Yet, Hayes’ large exhibition of new works at Dowling Walsh, “New Work From Italy,” caught me by surprise.

Read the full review by the Portland Press Herald here: Art Review: Connie Hayes Reimagined in Italy