ROCKLAND — “Seasons of Beauty,” a solo exhibition of 59 new paintings by Lisa Kyle, is now open at Landing Gallery, 409 Main St., through May 28. Kyle will be in the gallery on the first Friday, May 6, from 5 to 7 p.m. to share her inspiration and answer questions about her creative process.

“After living in Maine full time for five years, I have come to appreciate the beauty of the Maine landscape in all of the seasons of the year. When we first visited Maine in 2004, I fell in love with the startling blues of the water and the vast open skies at the water’s edge,” Kyle said. “Now, as I experience the changes throughout the year, I see that there is a palette of colors for every season. In winter, the colors are more muted, almost achromatic. The skies are dark before a storm and almost milky white on some mornings. The silence of winter is exhilarating. In spring, there is an exuberance of color in the shocking green of new tree leaves and bright flowers. I am especially drawn to lupines! I have found that the summer meadows of goldenrod bring me as much pleasure as the view to the ocean. Autumn brings its own riot of color as the trees turn red and yellow and the meadow grasses fade to gold.”

“In my collection ‘Seasons of Beauty,’ I have responded to the gifts that the landscape of Maine provides us with each season,” she said. “As the world seems to tilt towards violence and chaos, I have found solace and hope in nature, recognizing its continuity as well as its beauty. I see my practice of painting as a way that I can share that solace and hope with others.”

A lifelong artist, Kyle paints in the tradition of the Impressionists, attempting to capture the effects of light in the landscape. She earned a BA in Environmental Design and a MA in Architecture. Her architectural training gives her work a strong underlying sense of composition and mark-making. She has studied painting at Southern Methodist University, the Savannah College of Art & Design, the Maryland Institute College of Art and participated in numerous workshops with many well-known artists.

Landing Gallery is open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 207-239-1223 or e-mail

The “Seasons of Beauty” exhibit with artwork by Lisa Kyle runs through May 28.

Lisa Kyle’s “Seasons of Beauty” exhibit at Landing Gallery.