Lewiston artist shares views from ‘backyard, abroad’
SCARBOROUGH — Melinda Campbell of Lewiston will exhibit a collection of her paintings from June 27 to Sept. 26 at Biddeford Savings Bank on Route 1. Titled “Veduti — Views From My Backyard and Abroad,” the exhibit features scenes of Italy as well as her backyards in Maine and Massachusetts.
“Italy is meant to be painted. The light is incredible and the urge to capture its mountainous landscape is gravitating,” said Campbell, who recently painted in Italy through a Maine Arts teaching fellowship.
“I love Italy, its people, its food and culture. … I felt totally immersed in the culture while painting. I want to share my love for Italy and its beauty with others,” said Campbell, who was recently inducted into the Italian Heritage Club of Portland.
Campbell considers herself a Romantic Expressionist painter who does not get distracted by detail. She is a practicing art educator and has shared her love for art with young children since 1988. Her artwork may be viewed at www.melindacampbell.net.
A meet-the-artist reception will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 30, at the bank. Light refreshments will be served. Admission is free.


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