In our physical stores we carry the work of over 450 Maine Makers, and dozens of artists who create artwork in a variety mediums – watercolor, acrylic, pen & ink and even felt. Sometimes prints are made from these originals. Sometimes the artist brings us THE ORIGINAL. These pieces are available in-store only and there is only ONE of each.
Making felt is a very old tradition and is one of the oldest fabrics known to humankind.
These felt “paintings” are made by laying wool fibers out in layers and then using water, soap and friction (rubbing and rolling) to force the fibers to tangle and join together. This is called “wet felting.” Sometimes Doran adds silk fibers and yarns to add details and texture. Then she places the wet wool (now felt) in the sun to dry, adding details with needle felting, hand-embroidery and free motion quilting.
Each piece is hand-made and even if she tried, no two are ever the same. When possible Doran sources her wool from local Maine vendors and his honored to carry on the tradition of felt-making.
An artist that has been with us since Lisa-Marie’s beginning, Jacobs paints scenic Maine landscapes often featuring lighthouses using watercolors and hand builds the frame to go with them.
This original watercolor painting features a scenic street view of Downtown Portland matted and framed under glass. We carry a wide variety of Lent’s prints in-store capturing Maine’s cityscapes, nautical landscapes and famous landmarks.
“Art was my childhood home…My sister and I grew up within this world, that was brimming with design and singing loud with color. I think above all, it taught me to notice, to deeply appreciate, and to find joy in the tiniest of moments.”
The Devenneys are a family of artists. You may be familiar with Mary and Joe’s pottery collection, featuring their signature sea foam green and blue glazes, and an array of beautiful designs. In our shops, you can also find their daughter Nina’s work, a mix of original scenic paintings and unique, handmade jewelry.
LaRosa is a pharmacist and self-taught artist who paints primarily on wood using acrylics. His work has been described as described as “impactful,” “dreamlike,” “modern,” and “whimsical.”