Jean Kigel's 20th Annual Exhibit of Asian Brush, Watercolors, Oils
- August 06, 2018
This August, Jean Kigel celebrates two decades of exhibiting paintings of Maine and the Far East. These annual exhibitions began in Tenants Harbor, transitioned to Damariscotta, and ultimately to Waldoboro. This year’s event showcases her newest paintings on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday – August 10th, 11th, and 12- from 10:00 – 5:00 each day. On Friday, August 10the public is invited to a reception from 5:00 – 7:00PM. The Gallery is located at 176 Winslow Mills Road (Route 32).
Her signature images combine her twin passions for flowers and for water. Illumination, a foggy scene from Back Cove, on Muscongus Bay depicts her passion for water. Kigel painted this oil in her new style, which she calls “geometric realism.” Here angular shafts of morning light play around a moored sailboat, its departure watched by a hunched heron. Kigel’s other geometric realism paintings include seascapes, landscapes and attic windows. Viewers will recognize scenes from New Harbor, Owls Head, and Acadia National Park, as well as from the fields of Thorndike, and quaint homes from Mid-coast, Maine.
Her other passion, flowers, is represented by Van Gogh Blues, a full-sheet watercolor of irises, in subtle shades of violet and green. Other house plants and perennials in her floral series include waxy, velvety hoya blossoms, misty African violets, and a meandering steam of water lilies. “The forms and creativity of nature give me comfort,” says Kigel. “A thing of beauty is a joy forever.”
In addition this year, viewers will discover a series of small studio, still-lifes of vintage objects, including a ‘50’s electric fan, a hairdryer, and salt shakers. With Asian brush and with oils Kigel, brings a sense of “exotica” to familiar things.
An award-winning member of the Sumi-e Society of America and the Union of Maine Visual Artists, Kigel’s work can be seen in galleries in Maine, Vermont, and Massachusetts. For more information, preview this exhibit at www.jeankigel.com or call 975-3262.
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Jean Kigel1396 Back Cove Road
Waldoboro ME 04572