A first art show at The First

Oct 07, 2012
Star Perkins stands in front of her paintings in the lobby of The First, N.A. in downtown Damariscotta.

Damariscotta — Original artwork by Star Perkins of Waldoboro is on display in the main office lobby of The First, N.A., Business Route 1, through the end of October. Perkins has been painting since childhood, but this is her first public exhibit.

Perkins approached planning for this show by combining her love of digital photography and snapping pictures of interesting elements with her love of thrift store shopping. She chooses frames found in local thrift shops, purchases stretched canvas that will fit the frame and then plans her painting to complement the frame.

Perkins’ mother signed her up for lessons in oil painting at age 10; by the time she was 11, she was painting portraits for family and friends. She worked primarily in oils, dabbling a bit in pastels and charcoal through high school and college. Once out of school, family and work became a priority in her life. In 2006, Perkins painted two large murals for each of her granddaughters’ bedrooms and with her family’s encouragement she has been painting ever since. She can be reached at 592-0409.

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

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