Cartwright watercolor series displays at State House

May 14, 2019
“Entropy,” a watercolor by Katharine A. Cartwright.

AUGUSTA — The Maine Arts Commission is presenting the work of Maine painter Katharine A. Cartwright’s exhibition “The Laws of Nature.” This series is on display at the Maine State House in Augusta through August 2019.

“The Laws of Nature” exhibition is a selection of 18 watercolors inspired by Cartwright’s life as both artist and scientist. Cartwright is an internationally recognized artist from Spruce Head, whose paintings are included in more than one hundred private and corporate collections.

“The foundation for my work is the intended concept, or idea, which derives from my unique perception of the world,” Cartwright said. “When a concept forms, I explore it for years by creating a series of paintings that result in concept expansion and nuanced meanings.”

“The Laws of Nature” series has earned Cartwright international acclaim, with several of the paintings touring in China for two years as well as notable arts venues around the United States. Cartwright’s works also appear in publications such as A Walk into Abstracts, Best of America Watermedia Artists, and Professional Artist Magazine. Most recently, one was featured as a full-page in the journal American Scientist.

The self-guided exhibition is free and located on the ground floor of the Maine State House. All works are available to purchase. Learn more about the artist and her work at The Art in the Capitol program is administered by the Maine Arts Commission and is designed to expand accessibility for Maine artists working in state on Maine-based themes. To learn more about the program visit: or contact Julie Horn, Visual Arts Director, at

The Maine Arts Commission supports artists, arts organizations, educators, policy makers and community developers in advancing the arts in Maine. For more than 50 years the Commission has encouraged and stimulated public interest and participation in the cultural heritage and programs of our state; has worked to expand the state's cultural resources; and has encouraged and assisted freedom of artistic expression for the well-being of the arts, to meet the needs and aspirations of persons in all parts of the state.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Christine Dunkle can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 108; or



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