Contemporary visual artists Wendy Clayton, Erika Manning and Marli Tibodeau show recent paintings at Cushing Historical Society’s Arts In The Barn, 17 Hawthorne Point Road, Cushing, ME July 15, 16 and 17, 2022.
Clayton has a life long interest in color and visual expression and has studied at Mass Art, Portland College of Art and the Paris American Academy in France. She is a Feng Shui practitioner whose work is steeped in past experience in graphic arts, design and the fashion industry.
Manning’s work explores concepts of balance, empty space vs. overcrowding, mapping and charting as well as individual and collective history. She sees the process of creating as a spiritual practice and enjoys using a rich, saturated color pallet to celebrate the unlimited capacity of the spirit.
Thibodeau explores how movement reveals our inner state, a reflection of the interior world in both painting and dance. She has discovered through un-choreographed visual and movement art that we can deepen and enrich the experience we have of ourselves and each other. Using non-objective language she creates rich visual movements of color on the canvas.
There will be a public reception at Arts In The Barn on Friday July 15, from 4 until 7pm with all the artists in attendance. The show will then be open Saturday July 16, 10 - 5pm with Clayton in attendance, and on Sunday July 17, 10 - 5pm with Manning sitting the gallery.
Thank you to the folks at KCAS for choosing me to be January 2021 Artist of the Month! Read on for some pearls of wisdon regarding my current artistic process, as well as some fun facts from the past.
In this interview, I talk a bit about my process and we look at some of the work that will be featured at Casco Bay Artisans in Portland, ME this summer. The interview is about 20 minutes long. Enjoy!