New paintings by Colin Page will be featured at the Camden Public Library from Saturday, Jan. 9 through Saturday, Jan. 30. The show, titled “Camden,” is for three weeks only and will feature works Page has painted on site in Camden.

The public is invited to a reception for the artist Saturday, Jan. 16 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the downtown library. Page will open the reception with an art talk on his work. The show is hosted by Rockland’s Dowling Walsh Gallery, and proceeds of sales will benefit the library.

Page, who lives in Hope, was raised in Baltimore and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. He transferred to Cooper Union with a concentration on painting. Upon graduation, he lived in New York City for three years where he was an active member in the art world. In search of a more diverse landscape, Page moved to Maine where he found more time to devote to his art. Page creates all his work en plein art on site and focuses on capturing the atmosphere and light of a scene.

“Through painting, I share unexpected moments of beauty that I find in the space around me,” Page said. “Painting is how I share the poetry of experience.”

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to