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Amy Ray was born in 1961 in Eastport.
These days she divides her time between Eastport and Monmouth.
Ray’s work crosses back and forth between landscape and figurative abstraction. She most often works in mixed media on paper.
Cynthia taught art in Maine for over 30 years. After retiring from teaching her focus became pastel painting and she enjoys traveling throughout the state to paint.
Nature's profound beauty and solitude are important subjects, as is showing a sense of space, time, and atmosphere. Washington County views are the primary subjects, especially loves painting the blueberry barrens and foggy scenes.
“Pastels are wonderful to work with because of the many color choices and the rich texture that the pastel provides.”
All of my photos are taken with patience, persistence, and sometimes a little luck.
I think that connection with nature and passion for the entire outdoor experience separates my work from other wildlife photographers. I take scenic photos of all seasons, with my most popular photo shot at a temperature of 36 degrees below zero.
See my work in person at Eastern Maine Images, 28 Water Street in Eastport.
My main artistic passion is music, but my interest in the visual arts was re-ignited when I discovered encaustic painting several years ago.
I am enticed by the textural quality of encaustic painting, and the possibilities of combining the ancient art of hot beeswax painting with modern technology such as digital photography to create unique works of art.
Knox Martin writes, “Ms. Martha Bloom is an awakened poem- perhaps the only thing that is awake in the world… her art and ebullient teaching ability is at the heart of what is compassion and intelligent depth, a rare patience which plumbs what makes creation possible…”
Michael and his wife Cynthia own the Eastport Breakwater Gallery at 93 Water Street in Eastport, Maine.
Growing up on coastal Maine, he was always drawn to sea life, birds, and the simple beauty of the shoreline. A fascination with duck decoys and wood carving, in general, attracted him to the world of folk art.
“I especially like working with driftwood. I like to think that Nature and a little imagination tell me what a piece of wood will become."
Hello, Sue here...I have had a camera in my hand since I was eighteen months old and have never stopped shooting. While I would love to see those renderings from when I was little, I like to think I retain that small child's wonderment of the big wide world.
I love to delve into my subject's "ish", what makes them tick, what they hide from the world, what makes them laugh, cry, feel powerful and shows their vulnerability.