LEWISTON – The artwork of Cathy Lacombe will be featured during January by the Woman’s Hospital Association of Central Maine Medical Center.

Lacombe, of Waterville, does pastel landscapes. She said her work is a loose representation of the landscape; a more personalized interpretation to allow for the expression of feeling through color and line.

The collection showing at CMMC is from fall through spring when the trees reveal their lines.

Lacombe said the work is of “inland places that I wandered upon that captured my attention. Some works were done spontaneously on location. Others were observed from fall through spring and during different times of the day, recorded with a video camera and done in my studio.”

Her painting, “Private Drive,” was a newly constructed road. Lacombe said, “The green street sign at the end of the road did not appear until my last visit there … it was named “Private Drive,” or inner journey. The strong verticals denote a spiritual realm. Its long straight path and tall trees lining the road resemble the nave of a Roman cathedral. The symmetry creates an orderly balance, which has a very calming affect. The strong perspective invites the viewer to journey.”

Lacombe graduated from the University of Maine at Augusta with a B.A. in art in 2003. She concentrated study in landscape painting with Ted Keller from UMA and Tom Higgins from UMF.

Lacombe worked as the art director of the After School Program at the Alfond Center in Waterville and has taught art through the Waterville Adult Education Program. She is planning creative workshops for adults and children. She lives in Waterville with her son, Jon, the youngest of four children.

The association is an organization that supports Central Maine Medical Center and its patients by promoting the health and welfare of the community by raising money to fund special projects. Anyone interested in membership or the monthly artist showings should call the WHA at 795-2295.

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