Winding Way Watercolors Art Gallery
39 Union Street, Rockland Maine
About Winding Way Watercolors
The Artists of Winding Way Watercolors
My grandmother first instilled the love of art in me as a child.
I have done many types of crafts and arts in my life including painting of dishware, furniture and the, of stuffed toys. I work in watercolor and acyrlics . I have come to realize painting is my passion. I also teach a watercolor class in my hometown of 31 years, Warren Maine.
I have worked for three seasons at Winding Way and now am happy to show my work there.
I was born and raised in Boston. Growing up in the city, I was always drawn to patches of green space, trees, and flowers. When I settled in Rockland, Maine, several years ago, I felt overwhelmed by the beauty of the coastal area.
I have been painting in watercolor for fifteen years, and in colored pencil and oils for about five years. I studied with Lynda Lyle Tate in Germantown, Tennessee, Deborah Ellis and Michael Platt in Alexandria, Virginia, and Angela Anderson and Holly Smith in Rockland. I cherish their support, and the encouragement and critiques of many good friends.
Flowers and other growing things are my passion, but the rocky seacoast, the ever-changing ocean, and the astonishingly clear sunlight in mid-coast Maine have drawn my interest to land and seascapes. I have now started showing my work in public. I was delighted to have won prizes at the 2007 Union Fair and in the 2006, 2007, and 2008 Lobster Festival Merchants Row Art Contest. I have shown my work in the First Light Gallery in Belfast, Maine, and The Landing Gallery in Woodbury, New York. I have also exhibited my work at the Bangor Savings Bank in Camden, Maine, and the Bookends Deli in Rockland, Maine. I now show my work at Winding Way Watercolors. A selection of my paintings can be found on the Gallery pages on this website.
I am never more at peace that when I am painting. I began painting over thirty years ago when my husband was in the Army at White Sands New Mexico. Having moved there from New York City, the landscape was totally different, beautiful and inspiring. I began taking some painting classes and fell in love with art. When I moved to Denver two years later I found a wonderful artist and teacher named Harold A. Wolfingbarger.
I took weekly classes with him throughout all of the events of my life for 21 years. He was foremost an oil landscape painter of large western scenes but he introduced me to medium of watercolor. Once more I was in love with art.
Eleven years ago I moved to the midcoast of Maine and began showing my work in several galleries including the Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset, First light Gallery in Belfast, The Carver Hill Gallery in Rockport and Lincoln Center Gallery in Rockland. A dream of mine had always been to open my own gallery. In 2008,I rented a space and remodeled it into a watercolor gallery. Winding Way Watercolors was born.
We were there for four seasons. Last winter a circa 1900 house became available for purchase and we bought it. The house is in the arts and downtown section of Rockland.
In the same house we have Winding Way Bed and Breakfast. You can come to the beautiful coast of Maine and stay in the art gallery. To see the bed and breakfast go to www.windingwaybedandbreakfast.com. I am a pediatric nurse practitioner now focusing on my passion, painting watercolors.
Some of my favorite subjects to paint are lighthouses, the ocean, children , cats and other critters.
I hope you enjoy my work.
I am new to Winding Way this Fall. I live in Charleston S.C. but have spent time painting on Monhegan Island and in Nantucket.. I began my love of art early in life and did architectural pen and ink drawings.
I have studied art at The University of South Carolina and The Savannah School of Art. I now study with artist with Artist Cynthia Packard in Provincetown MA. Initially I will show my paintings of houses and buildings on Monhegan Island at Winding Way.