Kathleen exhibits her watercolors at her gallery at 179 Bristol Road in Damariscotta, Maine. She is also a member of the Pemaquid Art Gallery at Lighthouse Park in Pemaquid Point, Maine. Prints of "The Maine Historic Village" montages can be found here online and in shops along the coast of Maine. She has been both a high school teacher and also a studio potter showing her work at fine art shows throughout the Southeast. After visiting Midcoast Maine for 30 years during the summers, she and her husband, Mike, knew that it would be their retirement destination. Watercolor has always been a favorite and upon retirement she had the time to pursue becoming a watercolor artist. She has studied locally with Midcoast artists Jan Kilburn, Tony van Hasselt, and with internationally known masters Alvaro Castagnet and Tony Couch. Her new series "The Maine Historic Villages" show the favorite coastal Maine locations that visitors and locals alike treasure. Each one is a collection of the much visited spots in selected areas. For example, the Monhegan Island Montage showcases the Monhegan Island Lighthouse, the Monhegan House, The Island Inn, the Black Duck and the Lupine Gallery. All are representative of the history, landmarks and coastal feeling that we love about the coast of Maine. While her montages represent a traditional style, her regular watercolors are looser and allow the watercolors to flow in a more impressionistic style. The rocky coast, cottage architecture and lush gardens are favorites in her watercolors.
Kathleen states, " My love of coastal Maine encompasses it’s seacoast, quaint villages, scenic coves, trails and gardens. The rocky shore, vistas and cottages with colorful wildflower or perennial gardens infuse me with the desire to interpret their beauty with paints. A gardener at heart, painting flowers is one of my passions. Capturing the depth of colors in a roadside lupine may be my challenge."
The Kathleen Horst Studio Gallery 179 Bristol Rd. Damariscotta, Maine 04543 The studio is open afternoons Tues. through Saturday, from May to November (or until snowfall!). Email (always available) - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone 478-550-8372 Facebook - Like me at Kathleen Horst Watercolors