Bladon’s ‘Light’ in Port Clyde

Jul 29, 2017
"Marshall Point in the Morning" is among the works of local painter Geoff Bladon featured in August at Port Clyde Art Gallery.

Port Clyde — The Port Clyde Art Gallery will present work by its third guest artist of the season, Geoff Bladon, Wednesday, Aug. 2, through the 21st. The public is invited to an opening reception  Friday, Aug. 4, from 5 to 7 p.m.

The show’s title, “It’s all about the light,” is Bladon’s philosophy of painting, because it suggests the impression of the place, the season, the time of day. He believes in the importance of painting on-site, something he does almost daily in the fair weather and, often, with the Plein Air Painters of Maine.

Bladon has painted most of his life, starting in Montreal with children’s classes taught by Arthur Lismer. In Maine, he workshopped with Connie Hayes, Tony van Hasselt and, particularly, Colin Page. His paintings also may be seen at the Tidemark Gallery in Waldoboro and at River Arts in Damariscotta.

Port Clyde Art Gallery is an artist’s collaborative, located in the Red Barn across from the general store at the end of Route 131. In addition to Bladon, the gallery exhibits work of 12 member artists and the paintings of the late Robert Hamilton. Gallery hours are Wednesdays through Mondays from noon to 6 p.m. For more information, call 372-0755, visit portclydeartgallery.com or check out the Facebook page.

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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