I'm a native New Englander, and have been living in York Maine for the past 16 years.. While most of my work is finished in my studio, I enjoy painting on location whenever possible. Although I paint in watercolors, and pastels which can be fun , my choice of medium is oils
Ive been very fortunate to have studied with some exceptional Artist over the years who have had an influence on me. They include Marine Artist Michael Keene, Figure and portrait Artist Clement Micarelli, Pastel Artist Joanne Regan and Marie Villamare, and studied life classes at the Museum of Fine Arts , Boston Massachusetts.
I believe there is an Artist in all of us no matter what we choose to do in our life. I feel the creative processes is what enriches the soul.
Most days you will find Chris painting seacoast subjects at his studio in Kittery Maine. An active participant in Maine’s art community his association memberships include The Art Guild of the Kennebunks, and The York Art Association. His paintings have also exhibited at the Barn Gallery in Ogunquit Maine and The York Village Gallery in York Maine.
A graduate of Vesper George School of Art, Boston, MA, Chris operated a successful graphic design and advertising business, Artworks Visual Communication, in Massachusetts for over 25 years. Chris produced illustrations and graphic designs utilized in a variety of publications, textbooks, marketing collateral, billboards, and signage. Chris also enjoyed teaching Advertising Design and Cartooning courses at UMass Lowell.
- 2017 First Place Acrylic: Portland Head Light 16”x20”, Art Guild of the Kennebunks
- 2017 First Place Acrylic: Sunrise at Perkins Cove 12”x16”, Art Guild of the Kennebunks
- 2016 Best Composition Form: Ogunquit Docks 11”x14” acrylic, Sanford Art Association
- 2016 First Place: Sandals on the Stairs 12”x24”acrylic, Art Guild of the Kennebunks
- 2014 Third Place: Spring Daffodils 18”x18” acrylic, York Art Association
A Day At Office
Portland Head Light
Sunrise Perkins Cove
Paintings By Barbara Heintz
Barbara Hochadel-Heintz, an award-winning Maine artist, lives and loves to paint. Her training began at a early age with well-known artist, Harmon Neal from Ogunquit, Maine. Over the years she diversified her talents in various media, with a strong focus on oil and watercolors. Many of her paintings feature local landscapes and seascapes. Others capture the architectural character of stately Maine homes and seaside cottages. The natural beauty and mood of the Maine coastline is bears a deeply personal tone in her paintings
Recognized as a colorist in her field, her paintings appear reflective and influenced of a somewhat Hopperesque-style (among her favorite artists). Yet, her works are imbued with a brighter, more coloful palette, which is distinctly her own softer and personal aesthetic approach.
In addition, her paintings offer a style that shares both impressionistic and contemporary. She is a much sought after artist for those collectors seeking art that is an evocative reminder of Maine.
Working almost constantly, her output is prolific! She has sold paintings to patrons and collectors from the east coast, north to south, and across the pond, to London, England..
Paintings by Oleg Kompasov
Oleg Kompasov was born in Electrostal, Russia. He began painting at age 9 and graduated from the Electrostal Art School at age 16. After returning from the Army, Oleg enrolled in the Moscow Architectural College, specializing in design of architectural environment. He was drawn into the burgeoning advertising industry where he started as an art director, and worked his way up to creative director. His advertising work with television spots, moved him to work in the movie business.
He has come full circle, and now enjoys painting, photography and sculpting. His art can be viewed at olegkompasovart.com.
Decks and Docks
Sun is Back
Fine Furniture by Charle Pineo, and Burl woods by Rick Comeau,
Charles (Chuck) Pineo
In 2004, Chuck Pineo decided that his Brookline based family moving business was not where he wanted to be, so he changed careers and his life.After graduating from the Cabinet and Furniture program at the prestigious North Bennet Street School in Boston, Chuck started his pursuit of his passion of making fine furniture.
Returning to his childhood summer home, Chuck opened his new workshop in York Maine.With his love of handwork and fine tools, Chuck is best known for his modern interpretation of classic furniture using mortis and tenon joinery, fine hardwoods and local materials.
When not in the workshop, you can see Chuck running around the seacoast participating in 5K’s to half marathons or spending time on the water in York Harbor.
My interest in wood and woodworking began in junior high school, when I made a coffee table made of white pine. Over the years, I developed an interest in time honored furniture techniques and restoration practices. On a number of occasions, I’ve been commissioned to apply my restoration techniques on family heirlooms. Coupled with my exacting standards for hand finishing, I’ve been able to emulate the old time finishes described in the books I’ve read.
Having recently retired as a middle school science teacher, I’ve applied my knowledge of finishing and reverence for highly figured hard wood, in Rooted in Time. Each piece reveals a story; one of interpretation that is in the eye of the beholder. Through the finishing process, I marvel as the wood releases its secrets. The story showcases the woods natural patina, highly figured whorls and swirls, affects of insect or fungus activity, and decomposition.
My hope is that you love my workmanship as well as the concept of Rooted in Time; reclaiming distressed trees and giving the wood new life. May the piece you select provide conversation and interest among family and friends for years to come.
Cape Neddick, Maine
Red Oak burl
Desk Clock in Maple Burl
Jewelry by Betsy Cromly
Betsy Cromley lives in York, ME, and Boston, MA, and has studios in both places where she works in sterling silver, semi-precious stones, and sometimes gold and bronze. She spent her career teaching architectural history to future architects, and learned a lot about design from them. A few years before retiring, she took a class in silversmithing. She got hooked, took many more classes, and has been selling her jewelry for the past five years. She enjoys selecting semi-precious stones and arrives at designs for brooches and necklaces by responding to each stone's character.
Jewelry by Elise Pratt
Jewelry by Betsy Cromley
Paintings by Dave Woodard
David E. Woodard, Architect Lecturer andArtist
Texas A & M College, Bachelor of Architecture
Cranbrook Academy of Art, Masters in Architecture, Minor in painting
Architectural Drawing & Design, Independent Studies in Architectural Design & Research
Glastonbury on the Green ,Glastonbury ,Connecticut
Art for Nature’s Sake Glastonbury Connecticut Audubon
Village Gallery, York Maine
The Media is a wooden kitchen match-stick as a brush,
Using permanent India ink as the Media.
minimum watercolor as a tone in some drawings
“Armstrong Ceiling tile 24”x48” is the canvas
Photography by JoAnn Woods
I like to share special moments with other people. Photography provides the opportunity
for me to do that. I became interested in the camera as an instrument for story telling at
an early age. Family trips and access to the family camera allowed an entry into the
fascinating world of visual images. The love of photography remained with me throughout
my career as an educator and school psychologist.
At this point in my life, I am fortunate to be able to spend time working on creative projects,
traveling, and photographing moments that capture my attention. Maine, her neighboring
states, and Canada hold a special attraction for me which is reflected in the photographs
that you see.
My philosophy as a photographer is to use whatever printing medium that best represents
the visual scene as I perceived it. My photographs my appear on metal, canvas, fine-art
paper, or other modern printing materials.
I would like to leave you with a quotation from one of my favorite photographers:
“The Earth is art, the photographer is only the witness.”
Nubble Light and Friend
Peggy's Cove 11
Paintings by Eric Ebbeson
Eric Ebbeson Artist
I have always loved art. I used to draw (badly) as a little kid constantly. I have several artists in my extended family, and my parents were very supportive, sending me to local community art classes when I showed an interest. Perhaps one of the most influential art experiences in my childhood was the fact that when we went on vacation (myself, my parents and my sister) we would usually take an afternoon and the four of us would all draw the same scene in front of us. They would always turn out quite differently, but we were able to realize that they all had something different to say about what we saw. I remember particularly drawing “Motif #1” in Rockport, Mass., Lake Chocoruawith the mountain in the distance, and the rocks on the NH coast, not far from where I grew up.
I attended St. Paul’s School in Concord, NH, where I took art classes from William Abbe, then went to Dartmouth College where I received my degree in Studio Art in 1968. While there I had the great fortune to study with and learn from many well-known artists including Walter Murch, Joseph Hirsch, Richard Anuszkiewicz, William Christopher, George Tooker and Ivan Albright.
While I was at Dartmouth I discovered Serigraphy, also known as silk screen printing. I learned from a local resident who had previously designed and printed posters for the original Theatre-by-the-Sea in Portsmouth, NH in the 1960’s. In 1967 I ran a free art program for disadvantaged youth in Portsmouth.
One of my mentors and an amazing artist herself at this time was Jane Dwyer, of the NH Seacoast area. I would take any class and/or workshop she offered, mostly in drawing, and this became the foundation of my artistic work. I believe that drawing is the key to successful art, as it is the structure upon which all other forms of artistic expression are based-painting, printmaking, pastel, even sculpture.
I taught art in the Hampton, NH public schools from 1970-2006. I have taught drawing, watercolor, calligraphy, and serigraphy to adults in the Seacoast Area during the last 30 years, as well as having exhibited my work in many galleries, as well as at art festivals and fairs. I also ran a meditation and drawing group at the Aryaloka Buddhist Center in Newmarket, NH for 5 years.
I illustrated two books (see bio) and my work is inspired by the New England landscape, our wonderful wild places, and my Buddhist faith.