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Welcome to York Hospital’s Online Art Gallery!

The York Hospital Art Committee is pleased to present its 2022 exhibition schedule, featuring the following four artists:

  • Eric Ebbeson (January through March)
  • Dr. Kenneth Fellows (April through June)
  • Stephen Harby (July through September)
  • Dustan (Dusty) Knight (October through December)

 

On View Now: “Maine Seacoast in Watercolors” by York Hospital Trustee Dr. Kenneth Fellows

After retiring from academic medicine and moving to Kittery Point almost 25 years ago, Dr. Kenneth Fellows started drawing and painting as a hobby. Many local artists, especially the late Dewitt Hardy, guided and inspired his early watercolor work. According to Fellows, “Painting is pure pleasure for me and that’s my incentive. Listening to music while I paint, hours zip by, putting some creative wonder into my life. I love the things I paint and try to make each painting personally satisfying while hoping it may be interesting or pleasurable to others as well. I’m also fortunate to have a ‘live-in jury’—my wife Kristin, our daughter Hannah, and our dear granddaughter, Ella.”

Dr. Fellows adds, “I paint whatever interests me. I switch from still life to Maine landscapes to portraits to interior scenes to old magazine covers, postcards and dated seed catalogs…whatever captures my attention. Only pond-hockey and pick-up basketball are as much fun as painting, but art is far more enduring and satisfying!”

The York Hospital Art Committee is especially pleased to be able to display these watercolor paintings this spring because Dr. Fellows, who has been a member of the hospital’s Board of Trustees for 20 years, is retiring from the Board this year. The exhibition, on display through June 30, is a wonderful way to recognize the many accomplishments of our neighbor and friend and to thank him for his service to the hospital and the community. A small, private reception to honor Dr. Fellows as he steps away from his duties on the Board, and to celebrate his “second” career as an artist, will take place later in June.

A portion of the proceeds from each art sale will be donated to York Hospital. You may view a price list here. For more information about the works of art on view in this online gallery, or to learn about making a donation to York Hospital, please contact Community Relations at 207-351-2385 or [email protected]. Past online shows may be viewed by scrolling down past the current exhibition. The hospital’s online gallery first opened in April, 2021 as a way to reach beyond COVID-19 restrictions that prevented visitors from coming in to the York Hospital Dining Room where a rotating schedule of works by local artists has added color and joy to the atmosphere for years. Read the whole story here.

 

 

View Ken Fellows’ online art gallery by clicking the image below.

 

 

 

Prior exhibitions may be viewed by clicking on the images below.

 

Works from Eric Ebbeson

January to March, 2022

Eric Ebbeson graduated from Dartmouth College with a degree in Studio Art in 1968. He has exhibited in many art galleries and art shows in New England for the last 50 years and works in many media, including serigraphs, watercolors, acrylics, pen and ink, calligraphy, and alcohol ink. His work ranges from realistic and figurative to abstract and unusual. He frequently combines art and letterforms, and has created a very successful series of prints and notecards combining both. He has been an art educator, teaching art at all levels. He has also illustrated a book of poetry and a children’s book. Of his artistic process, Eric shares: “Like countless other artists before me, I am influenced by the Natural World around me. Creating art is a meditative experience for me. I am particularly drawn to the ‘edges’ of things-the coast, rivers, mountains, twilight, dusk, dawn.” View Eric’s online art gallery by clicking the image below.

 

Cynthia Knowles Watercolors 

April 15 to June 15, 2021

Watercolor artist Cynthia Knowles was a professional pen and ink artist and calligrapher for many years. She began working with watercolors in 2013, while wintering in Florida. There she studied with local artists Jim Beech, Patt Bacon and Nancy Colby as well as world-renowned artist Tony Couch. Cynthia specializes in landscapes and is known for her attention to detail and her ability to evoke the ‘feeling’ of a place. Cynthia is a fulltime resident of York, Maine, and a member of the Charlotte County Visual Arts and the York Art Associations. View Cynthia’s online art gallery by clicking the image below.

Caroline Kelley Pastel Paintings

October 15 to December 30, 2021

Of her artistic process, Caroline Kelley says: “I am a pastel painter from seacoast Maine who treasures her memories of this inspiring landscape. Memories of moments that are both imperfect and fleeting. My New England is forests, beaches, marshes and mountains, small towns on ports, or built around rivers straddled by textile mills. Through the changing seasons, I paint spring gardens, cold winters, lake summers, stone walls and fall leaves. Pastel painting allows me to work with vibrant, accurate color in an expressive manner that I hope conveys the pleasure I receive in witnessing all of these.”

View Caroline’s online art gallery by clicking the image below.

William Harby Paintings

August 15 to October 14, 2021

Artist William Harby (1927–2015) spent many of his most productive artistic years at his family summer home in York. Harby’s careers in art and engineering alternated and overlapped for much of his life. His engineering career led him, in 1965, to the Harvard College Observatory, where he served as program manager for the Orbiting Solar Observatory, a joint project with NASA and the Skylab Program, for two decades. Retiring mid-career, Harby became a full-time artist, traveling around the world to paint and sculpt. This show was curated from six decades of paintings, drawings, sculptures and assemblages in metal, stone and other materials that explore the range of possibility from representation to abstraction..

View William’s online art gallery by clicking the image below.

Kevin Molloy Photography

June 15 to August 14, 2021

Photographer Kevin Molloy is a passionate landscape photographer, a juried member of the New Hampshire Art Association and an ambassador for the Shutterbugs for Charity. He has won several local photo contests and has had multiple winning images in AAA’s annual photo contest – with images published in AAA’s magazine “Northern New England Journey.” Most of Kevin’s images are New England landscape photos highlighting nature, many with a water element in them. View Kevin’s online art gallery by clicking the image below.