Well Opening Day was full of surprises, well wishers and conversations. Lots of interesting things in the mix.
As I was doing this video tour of the debut showing of works at my new studio, it occurred to me that this is actually a journal of my travels. And what a journey it has been for the past 40 years to this place and I can’t wait to see what happens during the next 30. After 2 years of building and lots of repair work, Covid, a 5 year moving process and a zillion other hurdles, I’m finally opening my studio. Yeah!! I don’t have a ceiling in yet (apologies) and my carpenter quit working but I’m daring to be imperfect and hope wherever you are now that you have a chance to visit soon. I had set the date for 21st of May, 2021 because of the 21. But I realized yesterday that it was my father’s birthday. I wish he could’ve seen it.
It’s really difficult to actually convey what art feels like in person through a video but is the best I can do. I noticed that the interior colors on my desktop weren't nearly as rich but eh what can I say. If you know someone who loves collecting or has a home in Maine let them know. Spread the word. Thanks.
Directions to my studio are on my website under Make an appointment which takes you to the bottom of the page and map, as well as a link to my Google business page and contact information etc. If you have any questions feel free to DM me.
As Part of my opening up of my studio/gallery and celebration, I’m offering a 21% discount through the 2021 season to those who subscribe to my newsletter at https://gallery.deborahchapin.com/subscribe Open May21st - October 31st, 2021 See all about the studio Part 1 at: https://gallery.deborahchapin.com/chapin-newsletter-update-countdown-to-studio-gallery-opening/
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.
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This week I braved the cold weather and breeze and made a trip out to Pemaquid Beach to capture the moon. It is not always possible to plein air paint in -3 degrees and even though I was bundled up like the kids in Christmas Story it was not enough to stay out very long.…
Live Broadcast Sessions Wednesdays at noon – Starting in March
This film and artwork is part of a series of storm pieces done off of Pemaquid Point Maine during the 2020 season.
Introducing the New Pemaquid Point Artists Directory Showcasing incredible talent and celebrating the Original Fine Artists, Crafters and Antiques of Pemaquid Point Peninsula. SEE FEATURED ARTISTS Browse What’s on the Peninsula and Preview the 2021 Season Featured Artists WIP White Horses of the Sea, Deborah Chapin, Pemaquid Point Artists. Directory of Artists on Pemaquid Point…
New “Art Teaches That” Drawing.
Now through November 10th Early Birds have an opportunity to buy the series “Art Teaches That” for Christmas Gifts for Their kids or Grandkids at a Pay What You Want Price for the Art Teaches that Series and/or the Charcoal.
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse Charcoal Drawing Original “Pemaquid Pilot” by Deborah Chapin. Pemaquid Point Lighthouse was a demonstration drawing I did as part of the “Art Teaches That” Series ( https://gallery.deborahchapin.com/art_teaches_that/drawing1/ ) and drawn on Strathmore paper for the kids to demonstrate perspective drawing, shading and development of subject matter. Kids seem to have a ball at the Pemaquid Point Lighthouse and I learned something too. All good things Charcoal drawing and pastel on Strathmore paper 18×24 paper size. Feel free to share with your friends.
I would like to say the problem isn’t with marine art as a subject, it’s thriving, it’s with the type of marine art market and marketing that Mystic Maritime Gallery represents. Your photos say it all. All good olde boys and historical ships.
Did You Know Did You Know? That with just inflation a painting: in 1982 that was sold at $600, in 2020 is worth $2375? in 1984 that was sold at $2500, in 2020 is worth $8625? in 1987 that was sold at $7000, in 2020 is work $21783 This doesn’t account for anything but the…
What is the difference between painting and photography? As an artist/painter of 40 years I can speak to both sides since I have also been a photographer at the same time. To me there is a soul to painting, especially in subject with souls (by human definition) I can look at a painting and see…
News Update: American Women Artists, Woman Marine Artist paints Maine Surf Paintings White Horses of the Sea Series by Deborah Chapin American Women Artists, Deborah Chapin, Maine Artist, painting a series of White Horses of the Sea. “White Horses of the Sea 2” is the 2nd piece from this series at Pemaquid Point…