FARMINGTON — Mardy Bogar of Farmington will be SugarWood Gallery’s featured Artist of the Month during May. An open house reception will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, April 30, and again from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 1. The public is invited and refreshments will be available.
Bogar’s outlook is reflective of her art. “Nature is part of my everyday life and it is there that the inspiration to paint is found. Surrounded by the beauty of the mountains and waters of Maine, I have been recording these landscapes by painting them on ceramic tile to bring functional art into the home,” she said.
“Customers often provide photos from which custom tile murals are created. I balance mediums by painting with oil and pastel, combining realism with impressionism. Striving to convey emotion and movement in my work, I believe surrounding oneself with the beauty of art is essential for the soul.”
Bogar’s work can be viewed at SugarWood Gallery, various art shows and many homes and businesses across the country. She lives in Farmington with her husband, John. Visiting their four grown children and five grandchildren offers much inspiration for painting the life that surrounds.
The gallery is located at 248 Broadway. Gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.