Fran, teacher and artist, works primarily in pastels, choosing local scenery for inspiration. She grew up in Vermont where living, working and playing were inherently connected to the weather, the seasons, the land and the life cycles of plants and animals. Her paintings reflect the subtle colors, shifting light and varied textures in nature.
Jim has been a life-long landscaper, stone mason, musician and photographer. His range of work encompasses his belief that newer genres of photography require different styles and perspectives, and that the art of creative photography is enhanced by the availability of modern digital cameras, filters and processes. HDR photography is Jim’s newest interest, turning traditional imagery into modern works of art.
The public is invited to meet the artists at an opening reception from 5:30-9 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 1. Admission is free. Monkitree, 263 Water Street in Gardiner, is a fine art and craft gallery located in historic Gardiner, ME. In addition to street parking there is a municipal lot behind the buildings with a connecting walkway.