Art lovers and fans of plein air landscapes are in for a treat this summer at Haynes Galleries. Roger Dale Brown will give an artist talk and a live demonstration on Saturday August 2 from 10 am to noon at Haynes Galleries in Thomaston. The event is in conjunction with his solo exhibition “Roger Dale Brown: Painting Maine,” which opens July 31 and runs until August 30. Both the artist talk and exhibition are free and open to the public.
During his talk, Brown will recount stories from his numerous painting expeditions including a trip to Maine’s midcoast which will take place just a few days prior to the talk. He will also give a live outdoor demonstration, weather permitting, so guests can see and experience Brown’s award-winning plein air style in person. Brown will describe each step as he takes it, each brushstroke as he applies it.
By the end of the talk and demo, it will be clear why Brown’s work has been so sought after. His views of Maine’s rocky shores, boats bobbing in harbors, and iconic lighthouses are the result of Brown truly seeing what is before him and recognizing the colors and shapes that make up each vista. In turn, the work feels real, like you’re standing there on the sand with the warmth of the sun on your face.
Brown and his wife, fellow painter Beverly Ford Evans, spend a significant portion of their time traveling, searching out vistas to capture on canvas. They’ve traveled to Maine the last three summers, always returning for more. Brown says he’s mesmerized by the charm, history, and natural beauty of Maine.
Haynes Galleries is located at 91 Main St., Thomaston, and is open from June through September. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday or by appointment. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call (207) 354-0605 or (615) 430-8147, or visit haynesgalleries.com.