Soft Opening - Meet the artist on September 1st, 1:00 - 5:00 pm

Mary Jo Carew spends her summers on Mount Desert Island, Maine where the changing light, color, and rhythms of the environment never cease to stir her imagination.  Her collection of down east Maine paintings reflect her love of this Island and capture the true essence of living on the Maine coast.

From Carew’s early days as an art student she was inspired by the French Impressionists.  Experiencing nature’s wonders first-hand, translating those experiences onto canvas, whether plein air or in the studio. Carew paints in the large shapes of shadow and light and continues to refine the shapes, bringing in more and more detail, until the painting feels like it is complete.  


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