‘Maine Landscapes’ at Landing

Jun 30, 2018
Christopher French’s oil on panel "Looking North from M.D.I" offers a hiker’s-reward view.

Rockland — Landing Gallery, 409 Main St. will open “Maine Landscapes,” new paintings by Christopher French, Lisa Kyle and Bruce Busko, Friday, July 6, with an artists’ reception from 5 to 8 p.m.

French began drawing at age 3 and although he majored in Fine Arts at UCLA, he became a medical doctor. His realist approach focuses on the beauty of the ordinary, and his paintings explore the relationship between abstraction and photorealism.

Dr. French was nominated for the Emerging Artist award by Boston’s Copley Society and was promoted to Copley Artist; and he is a second-time Copley Patron’s Choice artist.  He and his family spend much of their summer in Maine, which is the major focus of his painting.

A lifelong artist, Kyle paints in the tradition of the Impressionists, attempting to capture the effects of light in the landscape. Her formal education and training is in architecture, and this training gives her work a strong underlying sense of composition and mark making. She also has studied painting and participated in workshops with many well-known artists.  Her love of the natural world and painting has recently brought her to Maine to pursue her passion to be an artist.

Busko is an exhibiting artist and owner/director of Landing Gallery. His work has been exhibited in his galleries since 1980, and his paintings have been included in many museum exhibits. During frequent hikes throughout Maine, he gathers inspiration and visual information that become the first step for creating art in the studio.

The show will run through July 29. Landing Gallery hours are Mondays and Wednesday s through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 239-1223 or email landinggallery@gmail.com.

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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