March 25, 2020

The longer I look at Frances Hynes' Summer Place; to the Islands, the more depth, contrast and color I see. 

At first, it looked like an airy tapestry--a pleasing weave of subtle colors, lightly drawn lines and shading, all floating in space. But as I sat staring at it,...

November 6, 2015


Motion and stability, all at once. That's what Benjamin Lincoln's Perseverance conveys to me.


From left to right: swirling clouds, breaking waves, whitecaps and large swells; all giving the scene a strong sense of motion.


Center: a sail and skiff and possibly eve...

August 11, 2015

My subjects are the places and things I see every day here in Phippsburg.

—Rufus Coes


Rufus Coes is a fixture in the New England art scene. He’s been painting scenes of Phippsburg for three decades, displaying works at galleries, juried exhibitions and one-man shows aro...

July 9, 2015

You’re designing an experience, not a building. You’re creating feelings for people as they move through a space—via colors, light, temperature, materials and textures. And the experiences are fleeting; you only have a few seconds to create those feelings.


Architect Pa...

April 9, 2015

Jabez Malmude has a beautiful hand. But the delicacy of his drawings belies their carefully crafted structure. They’re velvet and gossamer within cubist planes.


“My art is about delicacy, intensity, restraint and, above all, structure,” he says of his work. “It recogni...

April 6, 2015

Flaws in art or art based on flawed arguments may not bother some, but it can diminish the experience for others. Read Charlie's new post on flaws in Interstellar and misogyny in early 20th century surrealism.




About Charlie Smith

March 20, 2015

In the art columns, writers will remember Don Stone (above, right) as a modern impressionist painter and one of the great American artists to have called Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine—one of America’s great artist colonies—home.


Those who knew him, however, wi...

March 13, 2015

Veronica Cross is a former New York artist who has lived in Maine for the last eight years. You can find her works at the Elizabeth Moss Galleries in Falmouth, Maine. Currently, she is preparing for a number of group shows in 2015, after having a heavy exhibition sched...

February 11, 2015


By all accounts, World War I changed art forever. The unprecedented bloody battlefields of the Great War provided the imagery for nightmarish Surrealist landscapes and hardened English prose. War continues to change art today.





About Charlie Smith

February 11, 2015

In fact, we don't call anyone 'crazy' anymore--we diagnose whatever mental illness they have and treat it accordingly (in theory, that's how it works, anyway). New research on van Gogh may shed new light on his illness(es).


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