Winship opens 2014 Sanctuary season

Jan 26, 2014
"Lobster Traps on Vinalhaven" is an acrylic by Deb Winship of Rockland.

Rockland — Longtime city resident and popular artist of the Maine landscape Deb Winship will open the 2014 season at the Sanctuary Gallery of Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., Sunday, Feb. 2, at 11:15 a.m. The gallery is located on  the upper level of the church.

“I've always admired Deb's work — the clarity, the strong colors and composition. We are very fortunate to have such a talented woman in our midst,” said Judy Waterman, show organizer.

Winship is well-known for her folk paintings of Maine's villages, harbors and small businesses, as well as her posters created for local festivals and centennials. Monhegan, Vinalhaven, Damariscotta and Port Clyde are favorite locales for her artistic interpretation. Included in this show are recent acrylic paintings of farm animals and summer florals, reminding us all of warmer days to come.

Winship's education includes an intensive program at the Prado in Madrid; a year in New York City working in galleries and museums; and then study under famed Maine artist Lois Dodd at the Studio Center in Johnson, Vt. Additional artwork by Winship can be seen at the Garage Gallery and Archipelago in Rockland.

The Sanctuary Gallery is open Mondays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; and Fridays from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The show will run until March 1.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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