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BOOTHBAY HARBOR Beginning Thursday, September 4, Gleason Fine Art at 31 Townsend Avenue in Boothbay Harbor opens Andrea Peters: Four Seasons, which runs through Tuesday, October 14. The East Boothbay artist is the veteran of many shows at the gallery. Her bold, brushy landscapes mark her as one of the gallery’s most recognizable artists. Peters is a keen observer of the landscape around her. From her cove in East Boothbay, she paints the views surrounding her home in each season: her flower gardens, the shore’s edge, and her beloved spruce trees. Peters’s paintings are composed for maximum expression. “I push beyond the obvious,” Peters say. When she does so, she creates a seismic shift in the way we see the landscape. The result is a visual extravaganza.
With spring, summer, and fall, Peters dazzles us with a riot of greens, blues, reds, and yellows. With winter, she reminds us of that season’s subtleties. Her sunsets rival nature’s own. Arts reviewer Philip Isaacson wrote of Peters: “Just as the sun indulges itself, so does Peters. Her Maine coast wriggles with color. Hues pile up in layers and then ease their way along the hide of the land. Her style is gestural, spontaneous, and that quality builds a visual tempo. The Maine coast has become a center of visual energy” (Maine Sunday Telegram).
Painting is an evolutionary process for Peters. She forces herself to look afresh at the same view and closely observe each day’s tiny, incremental changes. Her paintings are a triumph, a tribute to her imagination and skilled hands, a perfect expression of one artist’s delight in everything around her. Andrea Peters’s paintings stand out as unique and bold expressions of a highly individualized talent.
Andrea Peters: Four Seasons opens September 4 and runs through October 14. The gallery will participate in Boothbay Harbor’s First Friday celebration on September 5, and then on Friday, September12, the gallery will host a reception for the artist herself, which will run from 5 to 7 pm. The public is most cordially invited to share a glass of wine with Andrea and discuss her remarkable paintings on September 12. For more information, call the gallery at 207-633-6849, email the gallery at email@example.com, and check out Andrea Peters’s show, and the gallery’s entire inventory, at gleasonfineart.com.