Maine Art Hill’s Gallery at the Grand is excited to present Craig Mooney’s one-person show, a wonder of light and color. Beginning June 8, this show spans four weeks and showcases his classic semi-abstract seascapes, landscapes, cityscapes, and intriguing figurative works. 

 

“I can’t wait,” says John Spain. “As a gallery owner who represents Craig and as a collector of his work, I am particularly excited about the show he has created for us this year. He continues evolving and growing as a painter; these works are some of his best.”

 

Mooney lives in Vermont but has a serious love affair with Maine. He creates oil paintings of dramatic moments and heightened emotionality that are known for being expansive and expressive. Though a representational painter, he incorporates a myriad of abstract qualities throughout his paintings. Each painting appears to capture a moment suspended in time. While his work feels familiar, it is not specific. All paintings are the product of his imagination.

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“For most of my career, I have tried to make paintings that capture the essence of the passage of time,” he says. “Whether it’s a dramatic sky or a figurative piece, both reflective and contemplative.”

 

For Mooney, the choice of brushwork is always conscious. The brushwork in some of his work is very tight. There is a high level of detail—much more than others. Sometimes, the detail is necessary, so he returns with a palette knife or smaller brush to connect the piece to something broader.

 

“I am always bouncing back and forth between a high level of definition and the other where it is loose. I use very wide brushes to convey a subject matter,” explains Mooney. “It forces the observer to distill what’s needed at that exact moment. The decision is made quickly as to what is not important. However, when I tightly control it, greater meaning is attached.”

 

 

 

 

Craig Mooney

Sunlit Breeze

Oil

30 x 40 in

Mooney looks forward to discussing his work and process during his Artist Reception on Saturday, June 8, from 5 to 7 PM. This is a free event open to the public. This show runs through Monday, July 1. Maine Art Hill’s Gallery at the Grand is at 1 Chase Hill Road and is open from 10 AM to 6 PM daily. FMI visit www.maine-art.com or call  207-967-2803.

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Be sure to wander in and peek at the variety of unique works that Mooney brings to The Gallery at 14 Western Avenue in Kennebunk; this show hangs from June 8 - July 1 at the Gallery at the Grand. Also, mark your calendars for the Artist Reception on June 8 from 5-7 PM at 1 Chase Hill Road. FMI https://maine-art.com/, 207-967-2803 or info@maine-art.com.

 

 

Artist Reception June 8,  5-7 PM

The Gallery at the Grand

1 Chase Hill Rd, Kennebunk, Maine 04043

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