Focus Artist: Linda Boisvert-DeStefanis

May 21 - June 3, 2017

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Two demonstrations of oil painting techniques will be given by Maple and Main artist Linda DeStefanis Sunday, May 21 and Sunday, May 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

In addition to her painting demonstrations, Linda, as the gallery’s “Focus Artist”  will have a small display of her art in the front of the gallery from May 21 through June 3.

“Each time I paint I feel an emotional connection draws me to a scene, a watery reflection, billowing clouds, or a breath-taking sunset. The light and shadows excite me and color adds another dimension as the art evolve,’’ Linda explains.

“I am a very patient painter who never shies away from detail and depth. I would describe my paintings as contemporary realism with ‘waterscapes’ as my favorite subjects” 

Linda lives with her husband in Rocky Hill.

"Summer Tides" Coming to the Stone Gallery in June 

Featuring work by Rhode Island artist, Vanessa Piche

"Summer Tides," a solo show of oil paintings of New England scenes by Maple and Main artist Vanessa Piche will be featured in the Stone Gallery from June 1 through 31.

The opening reception will be on Chester’s First Friday, June 2 from 5:30 to 8 p.m. when wine and refreshments will be served.

Vanessa is an award winning artist who captures her emotional response to the world around her. Citing "nature as her temple" and painting as a "self reflective practice," she sees each painting as a conscious creation that feeds her soul.

Her work is featured in Pottery Barn and held in private collections around the world.  

She lives in North Kingstown, RI with her husband and daughter. 

Paint Party with Cindy Stevens

Sunday, June 25 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Summer is in the air! Paint a beautiful beach scene under the guidance of gallery artist Cindy Stevens who’s coming to Maple and Main for a Painting Party Sunday, June 25 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Cindy brings all the supplies as well as walks you through the process step-by-step so you can go home with a painting you created yourself. No prior art experience necessary.

The cost is $40, and wine and light refreshments are included. You can sign up and pre-pay by check or cash at Maple and Main; or send a check to Cindy Stevens Fine Art. 30 East Main Street, Clinton, CT 06413 or call Cindy at 860-304-1666 and pay with a credit card over the phone. Make check payable to Cindy Stevens Fine Art. Space is limited and pre-payment is necessary to reserve your seat, easel and canvas

Little Gems on View in the Stone Gallery

All 8 x 8's, All $200

During May, Maple and Main is devoting its Stone Gallery to a new type of exhibit for the gallery: each unique painting in the show will be 8”x 8” in dimension and sell for $200. Over 100 paintings have been created especially for this show by Maple and Main artists in a wide selection of styles and medium. They are small in size but not impact.

The show runs from May 6 through May 28.

Spring Exhibition Now On View

The Spring Exhibit at Maple and Main Gallery, presenting a selection of original work from traditional by 48 painters and sculptors, opens Wednesday, April 5 and runs through June 18.

 The gallery features a wide a variety of styles, medium and price points and also has a number of small works and unframed paintings on paper.