the journey       

Midge Coleman down at Ocean Point with her painting Sea Change - 30x40

Affiliations

American Artist Professional League

American Impressionist Society, Inc.

National Oil and Acrylic Painters' Society

Ridgewood Art Institute

The paintings are available on line throughout the year and can be seen May through October at my gallery/studio in Newcastle, ME.  To make sure I'm not out painting, please call 207-586-5234 (landline).  The gallery is 4 miles off of Route 1 in Newcastle, right outside of Damariscotta.  

My work has been juried into group and solo shows along the east coast from Virginia to Maine with representation in galleries and corporate venues, gaining recognition and awards in three mediums. I continue to seek out new subjects on my travels that challenge, ever hopeful my work captures the emotion that drew me to that moment in time.

This journey began at the Ridgewood Art Institute in New Jersey, learning the principles of Frank Vincent DuMond, one of the most influential teacher-painters of the 20th century. Following my studies in oil, I discovered the medium of pastel creating award-winning still life paintings. Wanting to work in landscape I reached out to contemporary painters taking workshops in the southwest and northeast, sharing their knowledge and love of plein air.

Continuing on this journey of growth and discovery I now work in acrylic, so enjoying this challenging medium using the Munsell color theory.  I am hopeful my work offers up both reflection and renewal  ......art sustains us.  Travel with me on this journey, sharing my interpretations of the gifts that surround us, change is constant and captured moments are priceless.