LEWISTON — Paintings by Auburn artists Jolene Juneau and Joyce Coyne will be on display at the Central Maine Medical Center Woman’s Hospital Association Rotating Art Gallery from Jan. 29 until Feb. 26.

Juneau works in watercolor, oil and acrylics and enjoys creating paintings that “reflect a kinder, gentler time or place, which will exist forever in one’s heart or memory.” She generally works in 16- by 20-inch and 22- by 28-inch formats. Her work has been shown in the Lewiston-Auburn area.

Though she began oil painting in high school, she diverged from the medium, returning to it a few years ago following the death of her mother. “The seed of my art was always there, but it took that loss to let go and it brought the creative energy I had in me out.”

Coyne’s watercolors are best described as traditional in subject but distinctive in style. With a free and loose approach, her paintings evoke a fresh spontaneity.

“There are so-called rules in painting, methods and techniques to adhere to, but create your own and give in to your intuition. Try something outside your comfort boundaries and you won’t be disappointed with the outcome. Soon your own style will emerge,” Coyne said.

As featured artist during the Maine Music Society’s Lewiston/Auburn Garden Tours, she has gained exposure that has led to commissions and house portraits. She has also done mural work. Coyne continues to participate in solo and group exhibits throughout the state.

The paintings may be purchased through the WHA Gift Shop, located adjacent to the main lobby. A percentage of sales proceeds benefit CMMC.


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