Friday, January 18, 2008

Westbrook's Portrait Laureate

Since I am the king of this castle, I hereby declare Caren-Marie Michel Westbrook's portrait laureate. No, seriously, if the City of Westbrook did have such a post, Michel would definitely occupy it. Her bold and vibrant colors lend the Westbrook landscape a certain vivaciousness and lushness that captures the best of what the city has to offer. And, yes, that does include the Black Bridge.

To view Caren-Marie Michel's Westbrook-centric pieces, you can click here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Phew, I'm exhausted.

You can also check out Michel's entire repertoire (Westbrook isn't her only muse) by clicking here. Or, you can scoot down to Westbrook Picture Frame and Fine Arts Gallery where Mr. Ken Atkinson has a few Michels hanging on his wall. Wow, that sounds grotesque, doesn't it?

- John C.L. Morgan

Psst, another Maine artist I am enjoying right now is central Maine's Jean Victory, particularly this piece, this piece, this piece, and this piece. If I remember correctly, Victory is also showing at Westbrook Picture Frame, although I don't recall seeing any of these works there.

2 comments:

Jean Victory said...

Thanks for your kind words...I really appreciate it. I started painting with oils back in June because I needed a new artistic challenge and I wanted a break from pastel. The water pitcher painting that you mention was one of my first still life paintings. I look forward to reading more of your blog in the future. Thanks again!

Caren Michel said...

Thanks John, I do seem to enjoy painting Westbrook.

Caren