Rocks, Trees, Sand & Sea in Portland

{ Through Saturday, September 30th } Tina Ingraham’s new Maine-focused paintings are now on view at Greenhut Gallery in Portland.

For her latest collection of work, Tina Ingraham turned to the Maine landscape. Rocks, Trees, Sand & Sea: Popham to Blue Hill, now on view at Greenhut Galleries in Portland, finds the artist embracing the beauty of the state’s coastal and woodland charms. She digs into the subtleties of her surrounding environment through these 24 new paintings. She pushes and pulls paint with palette knife and brush to make images at once evocative and tranquil. “As the work developed, being circumspect about each painting’s progression, I engaged in a kind of visual and thematic dialogue with each painting,” Ingraham writes in her artist statement. “I returned countless times to a site, and while painting, physically moved a large distance away to study the compositional progression, and then forward, experimenting with multiple painting tools to build interesting canvas surfaces. This process continued until a painting assumed a character and a will outside of my own.”

Ingraham has received the Maine Commission for the Arts Project Grant and the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Award, and has been an instructor at Bowdoin College, Stephens College, Brooklyn College, and Maine College of Art. Established in 1977, Greenhut Galleries is Portland, Maine’s oldest year-round gallery. Located in the historic Old Port district, the gallery exhibits work from Maine’s best contemporary artists. Rocks, Trees, Sand & Sea: Popham to Blue Hill will be on view through Saturday, September 30th.

Rocks, Trees, Sand & Sea: Popham to Blue Hill
Greenhut Galleries
146 Middle Street
Portland, Maine
Through Saturday, September 30th
10:00 AM–5:30PM Monday through Friday,10:00AM–5:00PM Saturday, and by appointment
Free and open to the public
Top image: Curtis Cove, Low Tide, oil on linen, 20×30 in., courtesy of the artist
Nathan FrontieroRocks, Trees, Sand & Sea in Portland

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