Two resident artists will display their work at the Art Loft on September 6th from 5-8 pm during Rockland’s first Friday Art Walk.
Katharina Gifford was raised in Midcoast Maine and has studied at the Maine College of Art and University of Southern Maine, trained classically at the Florence Academy of Art, and was taught color by Maine artist Ronald Frontin. Having always been influenced by the old masters, contemporary artists, and the Maine environment, she currently continues to craft her technique in the realist tradition.
Katharina will be showing a select group of paintings and drawings of both the figure and still life. Katharina will be teaching life drawing on Saturday mornings in September.
Naomi Howe, a resident of Spruce Head, has been an artist all her life, beginning with pen and ink in her young years, and moving on to watercolor and various mediums in painting. As a clinical psychologist, therapist and educator, she has worked with adjudicated and behaviorally challenged youth, and those with addiction and mental health issues for over 40 years, and saw how important art and music were to her clients and students.
Naomi will be ehibiting her altered books, watercolors, acrylics, oils, and art journals as well as the work of her late mother-in-law Dorothy LaBay. Dorothy’s work features vibrant landscapes of her travels abroad. Naomi, a multi-media painter, book maker, and teacher, will set up stations where folks can make multi-media art and small books during the gallery opening and throughout the month of September.