Kathleen A. Fox and Charles Wilder Oakes will exhibit their paintings of local scenes, real and imagined, Friday through Sunday, July 15 through 17, at the Ocean View Grange, 435 Port Clyde Road/Route 131, between Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde. An opening reception will be held Friday from 5 to 8 p.m.; hours Saturday and Sunday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Fox lives and works in Tenants Harbor and Port Clyde, where her studio is located, and frequently is seen in Port Clyde with her Newfoundland dog, Beowulf. Fox has been showing her watercolors of Maine scenes since the late 1970s, when she was a member of Port Clyde Art and Crafts. She produces an annual calendar of Maine fishing and lobster boats that has been sold throughout Maine since 2007; and is the author of three award-winning books. Fox currently is represented by the Gray Fox Gallery in Rockland. Her website is mainewtercolors.biz.

Port Clyde native Charles Wilder Oakes has been painting professionally for more than four decades, having sold his first paintings to some of his high school teachers at Georges Valley High School. Oakes’ paintings are highly individualized and creative and have been described as primitive, visionary, Art Brut and, most recently, outsider art; his take is he’s “a guerrilla folk artist of the heart.”

Oakes has participated in countless group and solo shows throughout Maine, as well as the internationally known Outsider Art Fair and Fahey-Bodell (solo show), now Umbrella Arts, both in New York. He is the subject of Dale Schierholt’s documentary short “Charles Wilder Oakes and the Muses of Port Clyde” and of a Salt Institute for Documentary Studies documentary, as well as feature-length articles in Down East magazine and the Maine Sunday Telegram and a write-up in The Canvas section of Maine Home+Design.

Most recently, his art and life were profiled in a chapter of Charlie Wing’s book “Salt In Their Veins,” released this spring. Oakes celebrated 10 years of sobriety in May and said “It’s eye-opening — the liberating road to freedom. Best thing I ever did for myself, it’s been a hell of a ride.” Oakes’ work may be seen online at wilderoakes.com.

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