DAMARISCOTTA — River Arts, 36 Elm Street Plaza, presents the paintings of artists who volunteer weekly in the gallery. These women have provided excellent support to the non-profit organization through their dedicated service. The River Room display of six unique mediums by six artists runs now through March 16.

Chris Covert of Warren has created works of mixed media collage. She begins with inner promptings, vaguely calligraphic mark making, collage paper, and a few favorite colors. Arranging and rearranging until satisfied, she pastes them down and articulates the surface with paint.

Deborah Shappelle of Rockland paints intimate scenes of people, places and things. “I like my paintings to have a sense of time and place. I paint to connect my inner world and outer world.” Shappelle’s acrylics have a delightful feeling of intimate charm.

Also from Rockland, Ann Clowe’s recent watercolors show her careful attention to detail in scenes from Maine and France. Her interest in landscape and architecture come together in these lovely works of picturesque realism.

Helen Warner of Newcastle works in a variety of media, currently focusing on alcohol ink on yupo paper. Mostly concerned with color and light, Warner’s paintings reflect her creative soul. She derives a great satisfaction from sharing her work.

Karen Nadeau of New Harbor has created a series of diptychs in a painting process consisting of acrylic pours. In her abstract works, Nadeau enjoys the serendipitous nature of the medium and makes the most of the accidental beauty that appears. Her process combines control and suspense simultaneously.

In her oil paintings from her “Pathways” series, Colleen White of Portland describes hiking a boulder-strewn trail after a rainstorm, an iced-over creek recently traveled by deer, and an unexpected encounter with a bouquet of Lady Slippers. These portraits of nature invite the viewer into the solitude and quiet of the world just beyond the backyard.

River Arts’ winter hours are Tuesdays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, call 563-6868 or visit riverartsme.org.

“Night Blooms II” by Helen Warner.