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Gwen Nagel
Harrison, Maine
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Gwen's fascination 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; www.westernmaineartgroup.org; and www.southeasternpastel.org

Samples of Gwen's work:

"Bridgton Barn in Winter" -
pastel


"Marsh at Seawall"


"Marsh Near Southwest Harbor" -
pastel


"Rocky Outcropping"-
pastel


"Sunset at Low Tide, Stonington"
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