The Damariscotta Office of Legacy Properties Sotheby’s International Realty is pleased to be hosting a wonderful display of the works of well known Maine artist Kevin Mizner for the months of July and August.
Mizner has titled this group of works “The Maine Experience.” All are invited to see the show and join in a reception for Kevin on Wednesday, July 10 from 5-7 p.m. at 170 Main Street, Damariscotta.
Shares Mizner: “I have been painting Maine and her people for over forty years. Currently I paint full-time at my studio in Pittston, Maine. Everything I paint is from my own experience, observation and emotion. I feel that authenticity and emotion in a painting cannot be conjured, it must be real. As a result, I have worked on a Maine lobster boat to better experience and portray the sea. I have hiked countless miles through the Maine woods, and along her shores observing Nature's colors. I have frequented old barns and walked through open fields to gain a better sense of Maine and its history. It seems I can't paint just "a landscape" or "a seascape," to me they are portraits of old friends I've come to know, understand and love.
“My technique is based on traditional oil painting practices, utilizing photographs, sketches and studies, both on site and in the studio—anything I can use-- to make the best painting I can produce. Because in the end, only the painting can tell the story,” he said.
Please also feel welcome to stop in to view the show anytime during regular business hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m..