Getting Ready to Open My Doors
It’s been quite a journey here to Maine, 40 years of work and following various paths and always following the thread as William Stafford wrote.
For the past two years I have been working and building and repairing to open my first Studio/Gallery … here in Bristol Maine. Now that I am here I am so thrilled to be working in my new space and creating new works from the exploration of the Maine Coast. I’m doing several projects from painting LIVE on Instagram periodically, to starting work on several books and exploring the coast starting with the Pemaquid Peninsula. This year I am offering a 21% discount for all those who subscribe to my newsletter through https://gallery.deborahchapin.com/subscribe so don’t miss out. Watch the video of my studio evolution and stay tuned for the Virtual Tour coming up from the studio. Opening May 21st, 2021.
The Way It Is There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get hurt or die; and you suffer and get old. Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding. You don’t ever let go of the thread. — William StaffordWatch the video
Getting to Know Me
As part of the journey through the coast of Maine, getting to know the coast of Maine and people getting to know me, I am doing a series of LIVE on Instagram painting sessions. I’m naturally reticent to be in front of the camera but willing to appear a little foolish as I learn how to do this. Technology not always being cooperative and some days forgetting my words at home.