Continuing Belfast Creative Coalition’s Art at City Hall series, now showing artist Gail Wartell’s From the Bay to the Barrens: Images of Midcoast, at Belfast City Hall, July through October.
Gail Wartell’s vibrant acrylic paintings are inspired by life in midcoast Maine. Gail lives at Belfast CoHousing and EcoVillage, where the sky is huge and always changing. She graduated from Montserrat Collegof Visual Arts, Beverly MA in 1973, where she studied both fine art and graphics. In addition to painting, Gail has worked as a professional graphic artist, and operated her own crafts business. Gail’s painting style relies on thick layers of rich color. Her view is at once representational, impressionist, and expressionist, always seeking to capture the freshness, light, and magic of midcoast Maine. Her subjects are often her neighborhood, nearby farm animals, beach scenes, and the rolling hills of Midcoast. For more on Gail’s work, go to http://www.turtlesong.com, or email firstname.lastname@example.org