In addition to presenting “Teresa Oaxaca: Exuberance” and “John Baeder: Work from 1961 to 2015,” Haynes Galleries is showing “Luminous Light & Reflections” in its upstairs space. This show presents land and seascapes that capture the beauty and narrative abilities of nature with an emphasis on Maine landscapes.

Capturing the mesmerizing effects of natural light on the land and sea can be excruciatingly difficult for painters. It has taunted artists for centuries. But as evidenced by this show, it has been done with expert flair by some of the most talented and perceptive landscape artists active today.

“Luminous Light & Reflections” includes watercolors by William Bracken, who expertly captures the simple serenity of the New England coastline; Joseph McGurl, who maintains a modernist’s graphic design sensibility while remaining true to nature; Eric Sloane, who was well-known for his New England landscapes, “barn portraits,” billowing skies and western scenes; Marc Dalessio, who has traveled the world painting beautiful outdoor scenery; and renowned contemporary artist Linden Frederick of Belfast.

“Luminous Light & Reflections” will be on view until Aug. 13 at Haynes Galleries, a restored 19th-century sea captain’s house at 91 Main St./Route 1. Gallery hours, despite road construction, are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. or by appointment; call (615) 430-8147 or 594-0605 or email For more information, visit

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