Local and renowned Marine artist Linda Norton will display
Windjammer Paintings and show how they are created.
Camden, Maine August 22, 2012 – In a rare glimpse into an artist’s world, Linda Norton will exhibit both finished and unfinished Windjammer paintings during the Camden Windjammer Festival on August 31 and September 1. Her work will be exhibited on the Town Landing.
This is a unique opportunity for lovers of art and windjammers to see works in progress outside of an artist’s studio. Attendees will be able to see firsthand what a painting looks like during various stages of completion. Linda will also have a brief slide presentation that shows the steps in developing maritime watercolor art.
"The coast of Maine is in my blood,” Linda says. “I love the sea and salt air. The Schooners, Trawlers and Lobster boats and the inherent beauty and power of the sea. I’m really excited about being at this year’s Windjammer Festival" Linda is a local resident and her special and unique talent can be seen and enjoyed firsthand during the festival.
About Linda Norton – Linda has dedicated much of her life to documenting the living history of windjammers in Maine as well as 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 not only the beauty of the coast and ships, but the people that have sailed and continue to sail Maine waters. Her primary subjects of interest are windjammers, the working waterfront, boat building, and local crews and their personalities.
Concentrating on entering national juried exhibitions by bringing the spirit of Maine to people across the country, Linda shows Maine’s maritime heritage and beauty and most importantly, the Maine she loves.
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.
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.
About the Camden Windjammer Festival - The Camden Windjammer Festival is a community-led celebration of Camden’s maritime heritage and living traditions. Every year on Labor Day weekend thousands of visitors from as far away as Alaska and as near as Bay View Street in Camden gather along the wharfs and parks to explore the ships themselves, learn salty crafts and skills, and swap sea stories and songs in talent shows and concerts that appeal to landlubbers and swabbies alike.
This festival recognizes not just what makes Camden unique but also the important role maritime heritage plays in shaping the lives of all who live here. And, most of all, to celebrate it! For more information visit http://www.camdenwindjammerfestival.com
For more information contact:
Peter Palermo, 207 236-2896, firstname.lastname@example.org