BRDIGTON — Gallery 302 welcomes Mary Brooking as guest artist from Sept. 1-Oct. 5. Opening reception will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 7. A talk/demo by the artist will occur one hour before the reception at 4.

Brooking graduated from Hiram College with a BA in fine art. A 20-year career in graphic design and illustration followed. Now pursuing her love of painting, she lives and teaches acrylic painting in Westbrook.

Influenced by the art of Mark Rothko and Wolf Kahn, Brooking works with abstract fields of contrasting colors and textures. She states, “As a painter who is inspired by the beauty of the Maine landscape, I enjoy testing the balance of reality and abstraction in my original expressionistic acrylic paintings. They are often mistaken for oil paintings because of their softness and tonal depth. I tend to paint the world the way I sense it, as much or more than the way I see it. Through my work I share my own particular feeling for a world whose beauty amazes me every day I live.”

Brooking’s work may be viewed daily at Gallery 302, 112 Main St.. Fall hours are 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Artist Mary Brooking

“Descent” by Mary Brooking

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