PORTLAND ART GALLERY
PORTLAND, MAINE'S PREMIER ART GALLERY DESTINATION
REPRESENTING OVER 55 CONTEMPORARY MAINE ARTISTS
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My name is Emma Wilson, Gallery Director at the Portland Art Gallery. We hope you enjoy the fantastic artwork on our website. Our selection changes every day as paintings sell and our artists create work. We also add a number of new established and emerging artists throughout the year.
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Newly graduated from the University of Vermont in Burlington, Sarah Ingraham took a calculated risk and moved to Brooklyn, New York to pursue a career in art. After working briefly in the wallpaper business, then as an artist’s assistant, she decided to hone her own craft full-time. The Maine native now paints in a 10 x 10 foot space in her apartment, and receives regular support from friends from her home state, including fellow Portland Art Gallery artist Page Eastburn O’Rourke.
"I hit a period where I was looking at my art and thought, I need to challenge myself. I kept looking at the pieces in my studio and I thought, some of those shapes really want to stand out. So I ended up deciding to shake things up and scare myself. I got a saw, an electric sander, and a power drill now. I really wanted to explore my love of shapes and forms in a three-dimensional form."
Jodi Edward’s life, like her art, has been a process of abstraction, leading to her current existence on a bucolic family farm in Surry, Maine. Jodi traces her journey from an education at the Parsons School of Design in New York City, across a trajectory of varied experiences, including waitressing, singing, teaching and posing as an art model. The energy of her courage, and willingness to engage and take risks, shines through her colorful, ebullient pieces, creating a manifestation of abstraction that is entirely her own.
"In my OVOID series, squares without edges, I enjoy the play of organic shapes against the white of the background creating tension as the ovals touch or separate in varying degrees. These images reflect velvety textures such as moss-covered earth as well as disparate edges, sizes and patterns coexisting in nature. I use gouache paint on Reeves printmaking paper; I blot and dab myriad hues to create complex and delicate surfaces. It is the thrill of potential in each new piece that keeps me exploring in the studio."