Our 2020 Show Season has started!
We have been planning this kick-off since the fall of last year. Kathy Ostrander Roberts, solo show, a great way to kick of the 2020 season here in the Kennebunks.
But then “things” started changing, so we started replanning, and replanning, and replanning.
“In the midst of every crisis lies great opportunity,” says Albert Einstein.
With that said, be prepared to jump out of the box with us.
Starting today, Wednesday, May 6, Kathy Ostrander Roberts’ Spring Solo Show is available for viewing on our SHOW page on the website. Here is also a link to see her show virtually. A step by virtual step walkthrough of Kathy’s work as it hangs in Pop-Up on Maine Art Hill. Also, be looking for a virtual “artist reception” on Facebook on Saturday at 5 pm. Yes, Kathy will be with us at a safe distance to answer questions and sharing inspiration and stories. Follow us to keep up to date.
Now a little bit more about Kathy and her work.
Kathy lives and works in Kennebunk, Maine, and is an avid sailor. The love of water is evident once time has been spent with her work. Kennebunk, however, is not the only place that influences her work. Monhegan Island, Port Clyde, and Boothbay are also some of her favorite places to find inspiration. She is truly a Maine artist.
With over 30 years of experience working in the arts, Kathy is a member of the Pastel Painters of Maine, Kennebunk Art Guild, Maine Women in the Arts, International Encaustics Association, and the New Hampshire Art Association.
Kathy is known for her encaustic work. Wax, pigment, a blowtorch….sounds perfect. Yet, even with such an intriguing and unique medium, Kathy still pushes herself to experiment and create in new and exciting ways.
“I have been focusing on adding more layers, carving the wax for dimension, and trying new techniques with something called ‘XD’ wax,” says Kathy. “This allows for creating an impasto effect.”
Follow this link to watch a short video of Kathy in her studio explaining this fascinating process.
“This spring I’m also experimenting with small story pieces. 8×8 pieces that incorporate everything from newspapers, photos, netting, and coarse mica,” shares Kathy. “Two pieces from this show really evoke a sort of ‘step back in time’ feel.”
Escape from New York, with its antique news headlines and vintage photo, is reminiscent of the Victorian era when folks from big cities flock to Maine for fresh air and peace. Dust Bowl Sisters, with an image of two young girls in their vintage outfits near an old car, also allows for a bit of time travel. “It reminded me of the timeless images by Dorothea Lange,” says Kathy.
With over twenty new works in Kathy Ostrander Roberts’ Solo Spring Show, this is a beautiful way to celebrate our beautiful state. It is also a lovely way to take home a piece of Maine when so many are missing us.
Sales beginning promptly at 10 am on Saturday, May 9. Please call 207-967-2803, John will be answering most of the day or email at [email protected].
To see all of Kathy Ostrander Roberts available works, visit her Artist Page.
To see the show in its entirety and virtually. Follow this link.
If there is anything we can do for you, please don’t hesitate to call or email. For general questions, [email protected] or leave a voice mail at 207-967-2803.