Lewiston hospital to display works of painter, photographer; exhibit opens Oct. 30

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Paintings by Joseph Cousins and photography by Daniel J. Marquis will be on display in the hospital’s lobby main corridor, near the 60 High Street entrance, from Oct. 30-Dec. 4.

Cousins, who maintains a studio gallery in Freeport, has been invited to exhibit in many New England juried shows, including the Maine Biennial at Bowdoin College and the Maine Biennial at the University of Southern Maine. His work has been shown at The Maine Coast Artist Gallery in Rockport, The O’Farrell Gallery in Brunswick, The Maine Art Gallery in Wiscasset, and at other galleries around the state.

The distinct style of his paintings captures the essence of Maine’s unique beauty and unusual moods. His work has received many “Best in Show” awards in Maine and other New England states. He was recently awarded the “People’s Choice Award” for the fourth year in a row at the Brunswick Downtown Arts Festival, as well as one of the top prizes for acrylic paintings at the Londonderry, N.H., Annual Art Show. His work is included in corporate and private collections around the world.

Marquis’s photographic work has been published in Nature Photographer Magazine and featured at Lyceum Gallery in Lewiston. He participates regularly in landscape photography workshops.

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“My interest in photography was sparked by my love of nature and the outdoors,” Marquis said. “I have been an avid bird watcher and kayaker for some 20 years. Both of these pursuits afford me many photo opportunities.

“My favorite types of photography are birds, nature close-ups, landscapes and cityscapes … opposite ends of the photographic spectrum,” he added. “Landscape photography allows me to show the grand picture, the scenes that people pass daily, but may not see. With my close-up images I try to illustrate the patterns and colors that nature offers to those who are willing to take the time to look for.”

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