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Terry Durell:
Painted Studies from the Maine Wilderness

September 19 - October 14, 2017

Late Spring, Mt. Blue
Late Spring, Mt. Blue

The Terry Durell methodology for making art embraces a contemplative approach. In her artist statement she writes, “For the most part, my work is quiet; there is no apparent action in my art but there is energy. A quiet passion, I believe, is the way to understand the nature of the phenomenal world without too much confusion or complication.”

Webb Pond, Maine
Webb Pond, Maine

Regular visits, over the last ten years, to the backcountry Mt. Blue region of Maine have yielded a body of work reflective of her love for the place and her passion for documenting the changing atmosphere offered by the landscape. From her statement, “The land felt so remote, so fresh, I thought I had happened upon a new world, much like the first settlers must have felt. It was mysterious, wild and quiet, except for the loons on their pond, of course. I was lucky, my friends had a rustic camp near the pond, so I was able to sit on their dock and observe the journey of the day, of time, of the season. I watched the light move over the water and the mountain; the bright, sunny days, sparkling; the storms in spring; and the smoky atmosphere of late autumn. The sunsets and dawns, all the moods of nature in New England were before me.”

Terry lives in Portland, Oregon, a coast away from her Groton roots. She returns to share evidence of her Maine adventures with us. Welcome back.

On Wednesday evening, October 11, 6:30 - 8:30 pm, there will be a reception with the artist. All are welcome.

This exhibit is made possible by the Groton Public Library Endowment Trust.

Ken Hansen,
Curator

Bright Day at Mt. Blue Pond
Bright Day at Mt. Blue Pond