Reality Brushed:

Recent Paintings by Jean Kigel

Thornton Oaks

25 Thornton Way, No. 100
Brunswick, Maine 04011

207 729-8033


September 17 - October 30, 2014     8-4:30 M-F [unless activities are planned in the gallery;  call first 207 729-8033 to be sure.]




Thornton Oaks Art Committee presents Reality Brushed:  A Collection of Asian Brush, watercolor, acrylic, and oil paintings by Jean Kigel.  The public is invited to the opening reception and artistís talk on September 17th from 5:00 to 7:00PM.   Reality Brushed will be on exhibit from September 17th through October 30th at Thornton Oaks Monday through Friday from 8:00AM until 4:30PM, unless the gallery room is hosting  special functions.   After the reception it is advisable to call 207.729.8033 to ensure the gallery/multipurpose space is open to the public.

A specialist in Asian brush painting and watercolors, Kigel draws her inspiration from many sources:  travel and study in China, Japan, and Latvia, perennial gardening, and the ocean environment of her studio/home.

Kigelís studio provides a 180 degree view of the ever-changing sky and sea on Muscongus Bay in Waldoboro.   So it is natural that she paints many Maine boats and seascapes.  However, the perennial gardens that surround her home provide an equally strong source of inspiration, as do household object and animals. 


This show  will feature  seascapes, including the  Pemaquid ledges,  a boat with red sails,  and   a foggy vista;  animals, including a sapphire blue lobster,  a baby belted Galloway,  and a proud amber hen;  florals, including a bright bird of paradise, a lavender lotus,  and a delicate pine cone;  and scenes from abroad, including the Great Wall, a Latvian courtyard, and a grazing horse.  Be prepared for a feast for the eyes and heart. 

A member of the Sumi-e Society of America and the Union of Maine Visual Artists, Kigel has shown twice in Manhattan, and her work is exhibited in various galleries throughout New England.    For more information call Thornton Oaks at 207.729.8033.

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