During August, a salon-style exhibit at Back Cove Gallery, 1396 Back Cove Road in Waldoboro, features new work by Jean Kigel in watercolor, Asian brush and oil.
“During this past year of relative isolation, I first created a series of abstract ink paintings depicting sun-bleached pieces of desert wood found in Utah’s Canyon Land National Park,” Kigel writes. “Later in the year, I moved on with sumi to paint mountains, buildings and animals. Once spring emerged, I resumed use of color for Asian brush florals on gold shikishi boards, as well as watercolors of my own perennials. These paintings celebrate the natural rhythms of weather, seasons, the sea and cycles of plants, flowers and animals. My interest in nature, combined with a sense of color, design, curiosity and imagination, marks these paintings.”
A member of the Sumi-e Society of America and the Union of Maine Visual
Artists, Kigel has exhibited in the East Coast, the Middle East, and France.
Kigel will host an open house from 1 to 5 p.m. Aug. 13, 14 and 15.
The gallery continues to be open during the month by chance or by appointment. Call to arrange: 832-5152.