Beginning Aug. 1 through 27 Gold/Smith Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, will be featuring landscapes and seascapes in acrylic by East Boothbay and Boston artist Priscilla Hayes. The work “Windward Coves” are paintings from the 1980’s to the present.
Her home on Linekin Bay gives her constant inspiration. The sun and sky affect her not-so-shy painterly canvas, bold with color, action and immeasurable joy of place. She lacks no confidence and is never afraid to push her paint to other emotional results.
Having spent much of her adult life traveling all over the world with her husband Bob, Priscilla has experienced diverse cultures and places, all of which effect her palette and her subject matter but at the end of the day, she comes home to Maine. It’s where she can paint and allow her exuberance flow without restriction. It shows!
She finds kindred spirits in painters like Milton Avery, Marsden Hartley and John Marin who were all able to paint the forceful strength of Maine and let it go “free” at the same time. Her work is loose and painterly. The emotion is far from sedate and with the changing tides, the ebb and flow of life on the rocky Coast of Maine shines through like an ebullient child experimenting with its first smile. Priscilla captures the joy of place and with her secure knowledge that this coast will always bring to her a world of endless colors, energy and extraordinary sunsets over the ocean.
There will be an opening celebration at Gold/Smith Gallery for the artist Saturday, Aug. 3 from 4 - 7 p.m. The public is invited to meet the artist and share in the festivities. Gold/Smith Gallery is open Monday through Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays noon t0 5 p.m. The gallery is located across from the Boothbay Memorial Library at 8 McKown Street in Boothbay Harbor and can be reached at 633-6252 or www.goldsmithgallery.net