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Portland Art Gallery interviews Philip Barter

Maine. I’ve lived in Maine my entire life. I was born in Boothbay Harbor in 1939. My family descends from the Barters who settled Barters Island in the 1700s. After graduating from Boothbay High School, I left Maine for a stint with the Army, and tried life in California in the 60s. My Maine roots […]

Portland Art Gallery interviews William Crosby

Maine. In the ’70s and ’80s, I took a number of my students on photography field trips to Maine. Then in 1985, my wife, Pat, designed and built a home in Tenants Harbor for the parents of her construction partner. As a result, we spent much of that summer in Maine. Through these experiences we […]

Portland Art Gallery Featured Artist: Laurie Fisher

Maine. Maine snuck up on me. I moved to Maine in 1996 as a new young mom, fresh out of graduate school. Some of my family had moved here, so Maine is where I wanted to be. At first I wasn’t sure I was built for Maine winters. or Maine springs! But Maine is now […]

Portland Art Gallery Featured Artist: Scott Bowe

Maine. I grew up in Connecticut but spent every summer at a waterfront cottage built by my great-grandfather in Freeport. My childhood “building blocks” were memories of being with extended family. We moved to Freeport when I was a teenager. The combination of the warmth I feel towards Maine, the coastline, family and friends, and the […]

Portland Art Gallery Featured Artist: Matthew Chamberlain

Maine. I was born and raised in Portland, Maine. South Portland to be specific. I’ve lived in a few other places later in life but Maine will always be home.  Inspiration. I get inspiration from a number of places such as food, music and other artists. Ultimately it boils down to a compulsive need to […]

Q&A: Portland Art Gallery talks with artist Joanne Parent

Maine: I moved to Camden when I was eight years old, when my father took a job as a darkroom technician with the Camden Herald. I grew up in Waldo County, not far from Camden Harbor, and my horse stable was in Searsmont. Maine was always my home base, even during years of international travel. […]

Portland Art Gallery Q&A: Artist Philip Barter

Maine. I’ve lived in Maine my entire life. I was born in Boothbay Harbor in 1939. My family descends from the Barters who settled Barters Island in the 1700s. After graduating from Boothbay High School, I left Maine for a stint with the Army, and tried life in California in the ’60s. My Maine roots […]

Portland Art Gallery Q&A: Artist Jane Dahmen

Maine. In 1980, my husband, Joe, and I sailed the waters of Penobscot Bay while vacationing with our family. I sketched while we sailed, inspired by the vibrant blues, whites and greens of the surrounding landscape. Back home in Concord, Massachusetts, I turned the sketches into paintings. I live here full-time now, but I still […]

Portland Art Gallery Artist Interview: Sheep Jones

Maine: I was born in Waterville and have four siblings. We’d roam the streets and woods freely with our neighborhood friends. Winters were about ice skating and sledding. In the summers, we’d rent a place on the coast. My husband was also from Waterville and part of a big family so, no matter how many […]

Interview with artist Jean Jack

Artist Jean Jack has earned a reputation for her unique — and now iconic — rendition of New England-style farmhouses and barns. Although she had no personal experience growing up in or around these structures, she found herself mesmerized by a particular farmhouse in Connecticut while in the early stages of her artistic career. After surreptitiously […]