“The Keepers House” by Lisa Kyle.

Landing Gallery will host the solo exhibition “In Light of Maine” to kick off its 2023 season in Rockland. The show features new paintings by Lisa Kyle and runs May 5 to 28.

An artist reception will be held from 4 to 8 p.m. May5 at the gallery during the Rockland First Friday Art Walk.

A lifelong artist, Kyle paints in the tradition of the Impressionists, attempting to capture the effects of light in the landscape. Her formal education and training is in architecture, having earned a BA in environmental design and an MA in architecture. Her architectural training gives her work a strong, underlying sense of composition and mark-making. She has studied painting at Southern Methodist University, the Savannah College of Art & Design and the Maryland Institute College of Art.

“As I was painting this year, I was reminded of the excitement that I always felt when we drove to Maine for our summer vacations. As we got closer to Maine, the traffic diminished and the scenery grew more beautiful. Even the light seemed clearer and brighter. While we have now lived in Maine full-time for six years, I am still entranced by the beauty of Maine: the quality of the light, the simple yet compelling forms of the old houses and barns, the subtle colors of the meadows, the amazing summer sunsets and the views over the water.

“The paintings in the collection ‘In Light of Maine’ are about the beauty and serenity that I have found in the landscape of Maine, especially the Mid Coast regions, including the Pemaquid Peninsula, Boothbay, Marshall Point and Birch Point State Park. There are also paintings inspired by Vinalhaven and Jonesport. In each painting, I have tried to depict a landscape that could only be Maine, especially Maine in the glorious season of summer.”

Landing Gallery is at 409 Main St. in Rockland. Hours are noon to 5 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. The gallery is closed Monday through Wednesday. For more information, call 207-239-1223, or email [email protected].

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