Layered local landscapes, in pastel

Mar 01, 2014
Pastel paintings by Susan Dowley of Hope are featured in March at Camden Public Library.

Camden — Susan Dowley is Artist of the Month at Camden Public Library. The public is invited to a reception Saturday, March 8, at 2 p.m. Dowley’s bright pastel landscapes will be on display through the month of March.

Dowley teaches art at Camden-Rockport Elementary School. Born in Syracuse, N.Y., Dowley started coming to Maine as a young girl to family property in Cutler, and she returned to live and work on the coast in Cutler for periods of time in her twenties. These experiences were a big influence on her art and created a foundation for her work. Dowley moved to Hope in 2006 where she continued to record the natural world.

“Each piece is a response to a moment. I apply many layers of pastel to achieve desired colors, textures and a quality of light,” she said.

The exhibited paintings are local familiar and well-loved landscapes including Beech Hill and other locations.

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

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