The paintings selected include 2 aboard the Lewis R. French as well as Wave, one of Linda’s more unique works that focuses on the sea alone.
Bow Fog Lewis R. French – “Waiting for the fog to clear to be able to leave the
harbor on the first day of our sail presented a typical Camden morn. In the
meantime it allowed me to appreciate the immediate view of the working
gear on this historic ship. It is a pleasure to be able to depict the lines and
chains which have made The French such a interesting ship to sail aboard and
gives me such great material to depict in art.”
Water-Lines Lewis R. French – “Finally underway - a brisk sail on a beautiful sunny day, Penobscot Bay waters try to wash the deck. The wind blows, the old ship creaks, and you are taken to another time with just the sea and the lines in your vision and the feel of the timbers beneath your feet!”
Wave – “One of many that wash against the shore endlessly. There is a motion, a feeling of timelessness, of weight, of eternity. The sun above tries to penetrate the wave only to give it an instant of transparency and be reflected to the sky. The wave dominates yet is the subject of the Moon, which controls the tides and sighs as it pushes the sea glass to shore and moves the sand to sea.”
“It really makes me happy to be able to bring the beauty of Maine to other parts of the country through my paintings,” Linda said recently when learning of her selection in this year’s Coos Maritime exhibit. “Our maritime heritage and the beauty of our coast are deeply important to me and it’s an honor for me to exhibit at the Coos Museum of Art.”
The Coos Art Museum’s 19th Annual Maritime Art Exhibit 2012 runs from July 14 through September 22, 2012. More information on the exhibition is available at http://www.coosart.org/
About Linda Norton - Area visitors and maritime enthusiasts are welcome to visit Linda Norton’s Studio at 109 Bay View Street in Camden. The studio is open through the summer by appointment or by chance. When Linda’s not out sailing, she’s busy working in her studio. She currently has twelve pieces on the easel at various stages of development and many completed works for viewing in the Studio.
Linda has dedicated much of her life here to documenting the living history of windjammers in Maine and her maternal family’s involvement in Maine’s maritime life. Many members of the family made their living on the sea and Linda’s work strives to document the beauty of the coast and the ships and people that have sailed and continue to sail Maine waters.
Concentrating on entering national juried exhibitions, Linda attempts to show the Maine she loves, its maritime heritage and its beauty to people across the country. Her primary subjects of interest are windjammers, the working waterfront, boat building, and local crews and their personalities.
For more information call (207) 230-0129 or visit http://www.lindanortonstudio.com/
Linda’s work can also be viewed at the Ducktrap Bay Trading Company, 20 Main St. Camden, ME.
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