I am passionate
about painting outdoors. Witnessing the color, form and light
of a place that is changing, in motion and musical allows me
to move out of the lines. I see spots of color and shape, that
when laid down next to each other represent the whole. There
is an urgency when painting outdoors to lay down the paint boldly,
before it all changes. Whether it is a grand landscape or a celebration
of the everyday, my work is a response to being present. Time
stops at these moments for me. When the painting works, you can
enjoy the tracks of paint and share my point of view.
Valerie Aponik lives
with her husband , Paul (who designs and builds her frames) and
dog, Ruby on Great Wass Island in Beals, Maine in the summer
and in Phillips, Maine during the winter. After moving to Maine
in 1976 to live off the land, she received her AD
in Nursing and BS from the University of Maine in Farmington.
A non-traditional student of art, she has studied with Colin
Page, Stuart Shils, T Allen Lawson, Louise Bourne and Lois Griffel.
She has been painting en plein air for over twenty years. Aponiks
work is shown at Star Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Blue Hill
Bay Gallery in Blue Hill, Woodwind Gallery in Machias, Nelson
Decoy Gallery in Jonesport and Archipelago in Rockland.
For more information
visit her website: www.aponikart.com
STUDIO VISITS CAN BE ARRANGED BY APPOINTMENT
Contact: Valerie Aponik 207 497 3442 email:
"Great Wass Surf" 16" x 16" oil
"Sand Beach and Beehive" 18" x 24" oil