Plein air landscape artist Roger Dale Brown will give an artist talk and a live demonstration Saturday, Aug. 2, from 10 a.m. to noon at Haynes Galleries, 91 Main St./Route 1. The event is in conjunction with the solo exhibition “Roger Dale Brown: Painting Maine,” which opens Thursday, July 31 and runs until Aug. 30. Both the artist talk and exhibition are free and open to the public.

During his talk, Brown will recount stories from his numerous painting expeditions including a trip to Maine’s Midcoast just a few days prior to the talk. He also will give a live outdoor demonstration, weather permitting, so guests can see and experience his award-winning plein air style in person. Brown will describe each step as he takes it, each brushstroke as he applies it.

Brown and his wife, fellow painter Beverly Ford Evans, spend a significant portion of their time traveling, searching out vistas to capture on canvas. They have traveled to Maine the last three summers, always returning for more. Brown says he is mesmerized by the charm, history and natural beauty of Maine.

For more information, call 354-0605 or (615) 430-8147.

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