Savory Maine Exhibits Paintings of Nathan Campbell and Bob Rose
Savory Maine Dining & Provisions in Damariscotta is happy to present a joint exhibit of paintings by Robert Rose of Edgecomb and Nathan Campbell of Boothbay Harbor from December 14 through January 23.
The special character of Maine, as an inspiration, is what compels the work of two area artists – one a native son, and the other a transplant from the Boston area. A talent for art has brought this two-generational combo together for a special presentation which reveals the viewpoints and variations that spring from the dynamic Maine theme.
Nathan Campbell grew up in East Boothbay where he began drawing the world around him at an early age. Surrounded by an extended family of artists and musicians, he went on to achieve awards in high school, was featured in Artists’ Magazine, “Best Art of 2001” and has gained recognition for his work both in pastel and acrylic mediums. Nate’s landscapes are characterized by a muted palette, catching nostalgic glimpses of places around the corner or over the next hill, often with a haunting element of shadows from out-of-view structures contrasted with the intricate details layered into the foreground.
Robert Rose often visited the Maine coast sailing on his sloop, the Ramblin’ Rose during his years in the publishing industry as a book designer and art director. He moved to Edgecomb in the mid-eighties where he built a studio and established his presence as an accomplished watercolorist. Over the years, Bob has produced classical ship models, whimsical birds and animals in paper mache, a collection of pot buoy sculptures, in addition to illustrations and many caricatures of local personalities.
During the past year Bob has been working in oils, painting and teaching at his River Road studio. Exhibiting a style that borders on impressionism with a lively sense of movement, Bob’s work is both dynamic and whimsical. His gift is a dramatic and delightful depiction of Maine’s ever-changing nature.
The exhibit is in Savory Maine’s main dining room and will continue through January. An opening reception for the artists will be held on Friday, December 16 from 3-5. Savory Maine will provide delectable finger food. Beer and wine will be available for purchase.
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