Houlton Bakery has a wonderful new showing of art work by Becky Franz, hanging on our freshly painted walls! Perfect for this time of year, as we gain more light each day. Enjoy a preview of Becky's work here and then come in and visit, to see her work in person. You can also learn more about Becky's work on her website at beckyfranz.com. She has provided this thoughtful artist statement for us to share with you:
"This old world, for all its bad news and stresses, does offer moments of magnificence to lift the spirits of those passing through. We need them desperately, for they nourish us and give us hope and courage. When I am painting, I go to a different place inside myself, and there I try to capture the images that have arrested me in my rambles, and given me pleasure. Sometimes it is a quality of light, a time of day, the essence of a person, a magical place, an indescribable color, or a beautiful shape. Holding these for myself, and capturing them to share with others is the challenge I give myself each time I paint.. When I get to that creative place and my work is going well, time goes away, and only the colors and the brush strokes remain. I am a daring, courageous child trying a new thing while lost in play, and in the end, if I succeed, the moment I sought to capture is on my canvas, to see and to share. It is a great satisfaction."
"Church Road Trees"