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New Art Exhibit at Smart Studio in Northeast Harbor, Maine
An art exhibit, titled “Loving Acadia” is now open through September to celebrate Acadia National Park’s 100 anniversary.
Wini visited Maine while still a teenager and fell in love with the area. She and her family came again camping in Acadia when her daughter Gail was only three years old. The next year the family bought a houseboat, first living in Bar Harbor and then Northeast Harbor. “The children remember that to be the greatest, spending summers aboard a boat in Northeast Harbor and it gave me a opportunity to paint all over the area.” Wini remembers. Wini opened the Smart Studio in 1967 and she and the family have come ever since. They would often return for short holidays in the winter months also.
“Gail has always been artistic and now she and her husband run the gallery, showing her large watercolors and acrylics. They like to hike and climb mountains so she has paintings of sweeping vistas. I like to look back at the mountains for my inspiration.”
The exhibit shows paintings in watercolor, oil and acrylic of many places in the Acadia Park: Schoodic, Seawall, Parkman and Cadillac Mountains and Ocean Drive.
View Wini’s book “Acadia & Me” Now available for purchase. Click here.
For more information call the gallery at 207-276-5152.
View samples of Wini Smart’s new paintings that can be found in the exhibit.
The Smart Studio, Boca Grande announces a new exhibition, “Beautiful Beaches” to open January 28th and running until February 19th.
Artists Gail Cleveland and Wini Smart have a collection of paintings of different beachscapes from the west and east coast of Florida. Gail traveled as far as Key West and Wini painted new scenes from the east coast from Ft. Lauderdale to Palm Beach.
“Boca Grande is the most beautiful,” stated Wini Smart, “the beaches on the east coast have suffered severely from recent hurricanes and storms. They are narrow, sometimes almost to the road, and noticeably eroded. We all should appreciate what we have here”
The paintings are in oils, watercolor and acrylic. Some are minimal paintings such as the 4 by 5 ft acrylic, “Sea Oats, South End” with just a few sea oats for subject matter, others are more detailed with figures and beach umbrellas for interest such as the16x20 inch “Beach Chairs” and an 8×10 oil, “Low Dunes.” A gopher turtle has been captured in paint, in a 16×20 oil, “Hole for One.” The majority of the works have been inspired by scenes on Boca Grande.
For more information call the gallery at 941-964-0519.
“The Colors of Maine” August 18th through September 8th.
This exhibit will show the variety and beauty of Maine in different seasons and with the changes of weather.
The bright golds and reds of autumn contrast with the soft pinks and greens of spring. Summer paintings are bold with dashing blue seas or quiet with damp gray fogs. Colorful gardens explode with many hues, depending on the gardeners design.
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New travel paintings by Wini Smart and Gail Cleveland will be displayed at Smart Studio, July 15th through July 29th.
Traveling separately and together they both paint en plein air with trips in Maine to Moosehead, Mount Katahdin, Stonington, and Acadia. In the winter they paint in Florida on Gasparilla Island, along the Myakka River and in the Everglades. The paintings were inspired by studies done during these trips.
The mother/daughter team have had many adventures over the decades. Last year Wini was reported lost with the Baxter Park Rangers alerted, there was a problem with a dead battery while traveling Down East, Maine and in the Everglades she had worries about hungry alligators. Gail often paints from her kayak which is an adventure itself. Painting in out of the way places can be a worry from strangers and they often find the public is curious, which can be an interruption and distraction.
Wini, an award winning artist is listed in Who’s Who of American Art, and is the author/illustrator of several books: A Long Long Way, a lighthearted autobiography and Whiddens, Old Boca Grande., a history of a man and the town of Boca Grande, Florida. Both books are available at Smart Studio.
Gail Cleveland is also an award winning artist and her paintings and mosaics are included in many private and corporate collections worldwide.
The gallery, Smart Studio is located on Main Street in Northeast Harbor, and open Tuesday thru Saturday, 10am to 5pm. For more information please call 276-5152.