Jon Imber (1950-2014)

Jon Imber grew up on Long Island, N.Y., and attended Cornell University. He studied with painter Philip Guston at Boston University, where he received his MFA in 1977. In early works, he painted hulking figures with tiny strokes. Over the years, Imber’s brushstrokes grew more exuberant as he turned from figurative painting to plein-air landscape…

J. Thomas R. Higgins

A plein air painter of the first degree, Thomas Higgins’ enthusiasm for his subject- usually a respectful view of a solitary Maine prospect- and his interest in technique, applying paint quickly before the moment passes, has propelled him to the front ranks of contemporary Maine landscape painters. Higgins resides in Readfield, is Professor Emeritus at…

Alison Goodwin

  Alison Goodwin continues to delight with her playful landscapes and still life paintings. She graduated from the University of Southern Maine and attended the Portland School of Art now Maine College of Art.  Goodwin and her family recently returned to residing full time in Maine. Influenced by many artists, including Hundertwasser, Klimt, Matisse and…

Roy Germon

Roy Germon’s landscapes convey a peaceful mood and the essence of a beautiful natural landscape but it is all about the paint. His paintings are a celebration of color and texture. He revels in the paints richness, in mark-making, and the sheer craftsmanship of working with a variety of materials “I paint landscapes that point…

Kathleen Galligan

Extraordinarily adept with the pastel medium, Galligan has the flexibility to create works of varying subject and style. The introspective nature of her work allows each piece to unfold from remembered sights and experiences. She strives to create the feeling of a place, rather than define a particular location. Her thick, patient layering with both…

Matt Blackwell

In Blackwell’s inspired vision of America, he works within a variety methods, at times raw and spontaneous, and at others analytical, but always delivered with driving authority a touch of absurdity. Rather than reflecting a forlorn and nostalgic condition his participants are depicted as free spirits who not only persevere but also often prevail. His…

John Whalley

Advancing the tradition of American realists and acknowledging the Dutch masters, John Whalley’s paintings go well beyond mere technique. His work exudes tremendous warmth, luminosity and charm. He responds to what he calls “the beauty that speaks softly.” He was born in Brooklyn, New York and currently lives in midcoast Maine. Whalley received his BFA…