Greg Currier is a Camden resident who has had a decades’ long interest in photography, beginning with a developing and printing business for the neighbors at age 10. He has studied both the technology of image making and the art of capturing light. He discovered the rich and varied landscape of Maine when he attended college here. His interest in nature and landscape photography developed over many years as he traveled and hiked throughout the country recording images from the expanse of the Rockies to the reflections in a single drop of dew. He kept coming back to Maine and in 1974 moved here, where the scenery captivated him the most. He settled in Camden in 1989. His work has appeared in exhibitions, competitions, magazines, books, and advertising campaigns and he has also exhibited at numerous juried art shows. His work is carried by several galleries here in Maine and he is the author of three photographic books: The Colors of Lobstering, Camden at Its Best, and Reflections of Maine.
John was born, raised and still resides in Bergen County New Jersey. His journey to Maine started 25 years ago. He and his wife, Valerie, visit Maine multiple times a year.
John is a pharmacist by trade but his passion is photography. He has seriously pursued his photography for the last 10 years. His focal point has always been Kennebunkport and the surrounding areas. He photographs year round, capturing the beauty of each season.
Millions of people have seen Michael Kahn's stunning seascape and sailing photographs exhibited in art galleries and museums throughout the world. His art has been featured in over 30 national and international magazines. Michael's sailing images have been collected in his second book titled The Spirit of Sailing -- Courage Books, 2004. Michael's handmade photographs are held in private and corporate collections worldwide, including the Yacht Club de Monaco and the American embassy in Katmandu.
With his 1950's designed camera, Michael travels extensively to photograph the world's finest boats and pristine seascapes. He collects his images on traditional black and white film; then, he produces his luminous silver gelatin photographs in his darkroom using skills that he has refined over the years.
Michael Kahn’s traditional technique united with his distinctive sense of form, composition, vision and technical mastery has helped him to become one of the most collected photographers of our time.
"American Beauty" 30 x30
Joseph Barnett began selling his photographs in 1961.
After completing four years in the Air Force and finishing college, he started his company in 1972 and eventually hired 15 people. Joseph sold his photographs to almost every major department store in the United States and some in Europe. He makes a full time living from his work and has a home gallery (open by appointment) in Kennebunk, Maine.
Joseph’s photographs have been exhibited in the E.B. Crocker Museum, the Oakland Museum, the North American Exposition, and are in many private collections. His photographs have been published in US Camera, Popular Photography, Modern Bride, Ideal Books, B&W Magazine, Studio One, Focus Magazine, Sellers Publishing Company, and the cover of Ocean Avenue Magazine.
Suzanne M. Payne is an award winning artist residing in Kennebunkport, Maine. She attended Boston University's School for the Arts (SFA) where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Painting. She belongs to many art associations including the Pastel Painters of Maine (PPOM), where she has received Signature Membership status. She has served as Secretary for PPOM (2004-2008), Vice President in 2009, and currently serves as PPOM’s International Exhibition Co-Chair. Other societies include The Pastel Society of America (PSA) where she is an Associate Member, the Pastel Society of New Hampshire (PSNH), Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (PPSCC), and the Art Guild of the Kennebunks (AGK). She participates in numerous invitational & juried shows, paintouts and auctions. Suzanne has also conducted summer workshops at Heartwood College of Art. She enjoys painting with both pastels and oils. Suzanne is highly inspired by nature and creates her works either plein air or in the comfort of her home studio.
"Interior" oil on panel 8x8
"Late In The Evening" oil inn canvas 8 x10
"Telephone Poles" Sold
"Out Back" oil on panel 5 x 8
Pat DeSantis comes from a background in graphic arts. He has been a professional fine artist in Kennebunkport for over twenty-five years.
Laura is a self-taught painter residing in Kennebunkport, ME. She originally studied ceramics, first at the University of Denver and then at the University of Southern Maine where she earned a bachelor’s degree. Having lived near water all of her life, her work is heavily influenced by the mercurial nature of the elements. In her spare time she enjoys making jewelry.
With a degree form the Rhode Island School of design and after work experience as a graphic designer in New York City, Stephen G. Maka made a major career change thirty years ago and became a full-time nature photographer. Since then he has been able to travel to many undeveloped locations around the world. These remote, vast and fragile ecosystems have not only inspired his imagery but have had a profound influence on his personal philosophy and outlook on life. Reviewing his work produced over long periods of time, Steve found reoccurring themes. These themes have led to the development of personal projects that, at times, are philosophically driven while others are based on the interrelationship of images or subject matter. Most of the images are fairly spontaneous, allowing nature to dictate time, light, and subject. More conceptual images may take months or even years to create. His images reflect a strong sense of his fine art background producing statements with a bold graphic impact evoking an emotional response. Steve's photography is published internationally and has been used in most print forms including books, magazines, billboards, cards, calendars and posters. In addition to publishing, Steve¹s professional commitment has led to teaching, instructing workshops, leading field trips, guiding, consulting, slide presentation, gallery exhibitions and fine-art prints. As a charter member of the North American Nature Photographers Association (NANPA) Steve now serves as treasurer.
Jill is a self-taught painter with a love for the architecture and style of New England. Though now a studio painter, she has also worked extensively with photography. The viewer can see that influence as she captures light and character in intimate portraits of rural and coastal New England. Jill is deliberately working with contrast and color to create pieces which engage the viewer and invite quiet nostalgia. Her work preserves moments of captured time, and the time she spends on her paintings is a meditation on each moment.
Harry graduated from the renowned Ringling School of Art and went on to tour the country as an architectural renderer and creative designer. Despite his success in the commercial realm, Harry was increasingly drawn to the freedom and energy of creating art for real people. In his working studio Harry now engages with his patrons as deeply as he engages with each canvas. He is able to infuse each painting with the same color and energy he sees in the world. For this reason, Harry’s work brightens homes, exhibits, and collections across the country and provides us with windows into vibrant coastal details and landscapes.