March 25, 2020

There’s a Lynne Drexler painting hanging in an alcove of musician John Legend and model Chrissy Teigen’s Manhattan apartment. It's big and colorful, and it dominates the room. Just like every Drexler painting I’ve ever seen.

I first became aware of Lynne Drexler in...

April 6, 2018

Last month, Liz was interviewed for an article in Maine Women Magazine (MWM). The timing was perfect, as it coincided with the 14th anniversary of the gallery and gave Liz the chance to reflect about what brought her to Maine and how the gallery came to be.

Li...

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 22, 2015

Never a workshop participant or a joiner of groups, I attended my first artists’ conference this past June in Provincetown, Massachusetts—the 9th International Encaustic Conference, founded by Joanne Mattera.

 

Demonstrations, panel discussions and lectures filled the sc...

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.

 

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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...

March 3, 2015

Tiny Monhegan Island off the coast of Maine is one of the most unique places I’ve ever been. There’s a quality to it that I can’t put my finger on—isolated, disconnected, lonely but not lonely. With drama and beauty to spare, the island is, understandably, a big draw f...

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