Category Archives: Maine Artists

Mary Brooking. An artist who finds inspiration in the natural beauty of Maine

Painting by Mary Brooking

Mary Brooking says she enjoys testing the balance between reality and abstraction. She prefers to paint with acrylics, but her work is often mistaken for oil paintings because of their softness and tonal depth.  Mary also teaches acrylic painting in a wonderful space in Westbrook, Maine — Continuum for Creativity. Read more about what motivates […]

Ellen Babcock. Inspired by Maine history, this artist celebrates Portland’s working people

A history lesson comes with this profile of artist Ellen Babcock. Ellen lives in New Mexico, where she is an assistant professor of sculpture at the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque. She got her BFA from the Portland School of Art (MECA) in 1984 and makes regular visits to Maine to visit her family. Ellen’s […]

Maine sculptor Anne Alexander carves a “Mighty Acorn” in Deering Oaks Park

Anne Alexander carving giant acorn

If you’ve strolled by the Castle in Deering Oaks recently, you might have noticed a woman with power tools carving a fairly good-sized piece of oak. That would be Anne Alexander, a sculptor from South Windham, and she’s carving a giant acorn. Anne is my first subject in a series of artist’s profiles I’ll be […]