Colin Page of Hope will have a solo exhibition of landscape paintings displayed in the Visitors Center of Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens. The show will open with a 5 to 7 p.m. reception Thursday, Nov. 18 and continue through Dec. 19.

The reception, which will feature wine and hors d’oeuvres is free and open to the public.

A disciplined and hard worker, Page paints outside every day, weather permitting, in order to capture the light and atmosphere of his chosen scenes. Landscapes are his mainstay but within that genre, he also focuses on somewhat unexpected subjects such as abandoned, rusting gears; gasoline pumps; bait barrels; and telephone poles and wires. These scenes, like his more traditional subjects depicting the land and sea, are rich in color, mood and nuance.

Page was raised in Baltimore, Md., 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 and was an active member in the art world there. In search of a more diverse landscape, Page moved to Maine, where he also found more time to devote to his art. One of Page’s paintings, held in the corporate collection of L. L. Bean, was chosen as the cover of the summer 2010 L.L. Bean catalog.

Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens is off Barters Island Road, not far from the center of town. It is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

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