We love it when our artists share stories and insights into their paintings. These are stories only they know and give us a peek through the eyes of the artist.
Enjoy these words from William B. Hoyt.
Recently I completed Along the Breakwater, a companion piece for Crabbing. This was done from the perspective of the crabbers as they looked into the water. This painting and a few others got me looking down on subjects closer to view, the horizon well above the canvas. (More about these two pieces can be read by clicking here.)
From there, I painted a series of shells and rocks I discovered as I wandered the beaches. Littoral is one of the firsts and an actual scattering of ocean treasure. The definition of littoral is related to or situated on the shore of the sea or a lake. It seemed fitting to name it as such.
Beach Rose and Beachcomber…I think this was a collection from a raccoon…Wet Sand Dry Sand and Lobster Tale are all samples of this new point of view. They are small pieces with many details. If you are a beachcomber and lover of coastal treasures these pieces are a perfect part of any collection.
There is a challenge and a joy in seeing something ineffably beautiful or moving and resolving to make a painting of it. The threads of the canvas, the sea, family, friends, and Maine have woven themselves inextricably into my psyche and my work.
Hoyt will be hosting this summer show along with artist, Margaret Gerding. The show opens on July 18 and runs through August 6. Shows on Maine Art Hill is open everyday from 10-5 and is located at 10 Chase Hill Rd in Kennebunk, Maine.