Plein air oil painter and local artist Colin Page with demonstrate his painting technique at the Art Loft as part of the Pizza and Painters: Meet the Artist series. The downtown community art center will host Page Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Page is one of Coastal Maine Art workshop’s most sought-after instructor; his classes are booked several years out and it’s easy to see why. Page was raised in Baltimore and attended the Rhode Island School of Design, transferring to Cooper Union with a concentration on painting.

Upon graduation, Page 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, he moved to Maine and found more time to devote to his art.

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

Page’s work can be seen and purchased at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland.

Wine and pizza will served. Admission is free, but there is a suggested donation of $15. The nonprofit Art Loft is located on the lobby level of the Thorndike Building, 385 Main St. (Suite 9). For more information, visit

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