The Way Life Is

The Way Life Is - is an exhibition in Portland at UMVA Gallery at Portland Media Center, 516 Congress Street in Portland, Maine from Feb 1 - 22. The exhibition focuses on the way life is for the hard working families of Maine as interpreted by artists from across the state working in a variety of media.

I am thrilled to have two pieces included in the show from a series I did a while ago about my uncle, Earl Goodine. Earl’s sister Esther was married to my father when he was alive; and I am lucky enough to count Earl amongst my extended family. He introduced me to Maine at an impressionable age, when I was still keen to learn how to clean a fish properly and boat alongside swimming moose on Moosehead Lake. Earl was one of the many reasons I fell in love with Maine and I wouldn’t be where I am now without him.

The opening reception is Friday 1st from 5-8pm. I sadly cannot attend, but if you are in town drop by and check it out.