with the Maine landscape began years ago when, as a doctoral
student in literature at Tufts University, she studied the novels
and stories of Sarah Orne Jewett, one of the state's notable
writers. After teaching on the college level for many years,
she turned to painting. The first watercolor courses she took
were on the coast of Maine, and she's been painting on location
throughout the state ever since. For the last twenty years she
divided her time between Georgia and Maine, and while in the
south was a founding member of the Plein Air Painters of the
Southeast. Now she lives full time in New England, with studios
in Harrison, Maine, and Grantham, New Hampshire. She prefers
to paint en plein air, working in pastels, watercolors, and,
most recently, oils.
"I create paintings
to capture a sense of place and the quality of light, and, like
the writer Sarah Orne Jewett, to preserve the sometimes-disappearing
elements of the vulnerable Maine landscape."
To see more work
by Gwen go to www.PAP-SE.com;
"Bridgton Barn in Winter" - pastel
"Marsh at Seawall"
"Marsh Near Southwest Harbor" - pastel
"Rocky Outcropping"- pastel
"Sunset at Low Tide, Stonington"