Mary Bourke: Screen Door

Greenhut Galleries • Portland, ME • greenhutgalleries.com • September 3–26, 2015 By: Carl Little Over the years, painter Mary Bourke has developed a signature style. Whether landscape or figure, she presents her subjects in generally warm tones, in a kind of abstracted aura that is appealing to the eye. The 28 acrylic on birch panel…

Art Review: David Driskell’s recent work reiterates Falmouth painter’s greatness

‘Visual Encounters: Recent Work’ is on display through Aug. 29. Falmouth painter David Driskell’s accomplishments, from the American South to South Africa, are already the stuff of history. But sometimes we confuse talking about art with talking about artists. It’s tempting in Driskell’s case: How many Americans, after all, have a dozen honorary doctoral degrees?…

John Whalley opens ‘Book of Days’

An upcoming exhibition charts his path back to painting after a cancer diagnosis. NOBLEBORO — John Whalley knew he would be OK when the dice broke his way during a game of Yahtzee. It was one of his regular Sunday night contests with his wife, Ellen, and her 93-year-old mother. The artist was in the…