River Arts in Damariscotta is showcasing a solo show of the paintings of Bailey Island artist, Dennis Wilkins. The public is invited to meet the artist on Saturday, July 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. Wilkins will be in the gallery to introduce his work and light refreshments will be provided.
Appropriately titled, “Mostly People ... for a Change,” this River Room show highlights Wilkins’ deep interest in the human face. His oil paintings display a penetrating and personal reflection on many aspects of humanity. Wilkins’ solo show will run from June 30 through July 20.
Wilkins states, “After early involvement with watercolor, ink, and acrylics, I have settled upon the challenges of oil paints in appreciation of their visual richness. For subject matter I’m primarily attracted to individual inhabitants of my world: a human portrait, a single tree, and isolated building. Within this context I search for that magic touch of a true artist, a poetic expression.”
River Arts is located at 36 Elm Street Plaza in Damariscotta. Gallery hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information visit River Arts’ website www.riverartsme.org or call the gallery (207) 563-6868.