Norway artist has new exhibition at hospital

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Norway artist David Stengelsen stands with two of his paintings. He has an exhibit at Stephens Memorial Hospital through Aug. 31.

Norway artist has new exhibition at hospital

NORWAY – Western Maine Health President and Chief Executive Officer Timothy Churchill has announced that Norway artist David Stengelsen has returned to Stephens Memorial Hospital for a new exhibition scheduled to run through Aug. 31. Subjects in the show include landscapes, portraits and florals, all in lush colors on large canvases.

Stengelsen has lived in the Norway area for 20 years after being raised in Minnesota and living for many years in Long Beach, Los Angeles and San Francisco, Calif. Stengelsen has pursued his passion for painting since childhood and was a painter throughout high school and college. On occasion he paints commissioned portraits.

Stengelsen paints in oil on large canvases. Among his influences he lists German expressionist painters Ernst Kirshner and Oscar Kokoshka, as well as American painters Milton Avery, Alex Katz, Fairfield Porter and Philip Guston.

Concurrently with his exhibition at Stephens, Stengelsen is showing paintings at Deertrees Theatre in Harrison.

Stephens Volunteer Services works with local artists and artisans to provide year-round exhibitions at the hospital.

Stephens Memorial Hospital is an affiliate of Western Maine Health, which is part of the Maine Health family. Visit Western Maine Health on the Internet at www.wmhcc.org.

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