Welcome to York Hospital’s Online Art Gallery
The York Hospital Art Committee is pleased to announce its 2023 exhibition schedule, featuring the following artists:
- Paintings by Todd Bezold and Michael Walek (January through March)
- Rick Fox (landscapes, oil on canvas, April through June)
- Nelson Linscott (photographs, July through September)
- Bill Paarlberg (October through December, watercolors on paper)
On View Now: Photographs by Nelson Linscott
Artist Statement by Nelson Linscott, Kittery, Maine: I picked up my first real camera in 1973. It was a film SLR, a Yashica TL Electro-X. I was in the Army and I had access to a darkroom. The first photo I took and processed was of a grist mill in Virginia. I used Kodak Tri-X B&W film. The manager who was teaching me the ropes, watched as I dipped my first 8 x 10 inch in the solution and as it came to life, he looked at me and exclaimed, “You took that? You have a great eye!” I didn’t pick up a camera except for home shots for over thirty years.
When the WWW became popular and home computers became inexpensive, I made the connection between computer and camera. I bought a little pocket camera and started posting photos. People loved what I was posting. I loved taking photos and when editing was available I was really having fun. A computer friend from Rome, Italy saw my photos and commented every day. One day he asked for my street address. A couple of weeks later I received a Nikon D3300 and a lens! Though it is a beginner’s camera, it was more than my little pocket camera and I was on my way. Ten years later, I am still using that same beginner’s camera. My friend has since passed away but I thank him every day.
I never believed that my photography would take me where it has, here in York, Maine and my first show. I don’t have a full frame camera so my prints aren’t top notch but I believe my heart makes up for any technical flaws. I love what I am doing. I hope you will love it too.
Peace and Love, Nelson Linscott
Please visit the York Hospital Dining Room to see the installation of Nelson’s photographs and enjoy 50% off all his framed prints on view through the month of September!
A portion of the proceeds from every sale supports the York Hospital Caring For All Fund. 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].
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. Past online shows may be viewed by scrolling down past the current exhibition.
View Nelson Linscott’s online art gallery by clicking the image below.
Prior exhibitions may be viewed by clicking on the images below.
Paintings by Todd Bezold and Michael Walek
January through March, 2023
Artists Michael Walek and Todd Bezold bring together their shared interest in gardening and painting, and the evolving forms of color, texture, light, and atmosphere become the subjects of Michael and Todd’s paintings. Michael’s study of architecture gives him a sound understanding of perspective when he designs and installs formal landscapes. Form and gesture are Todd’s focused elements for constructing his landscape abstractions. Michael + Todd = ArtFourEyes. Visit their website for more information about the artists.
View Todd and Michael’s online art gallery by clicking the image below.
Landscapes by Rick Fox
April through June 2023
Rick Fox loves to paint. Rick lives in Kittery, Maine, which serves his primary practice of painting in the open air (en plein air). A direct relationship with the world, the complexity of translation and the thrill of color all keep him coming back for more. In 2022 Rick received the New Hampshire Charitable Foundation’s Piscataqua Artist Advancement Grant. In addition to exhibiting throughout the United States and in Europe, Rick has been a full time lecturer in Painting and Drawing at the University of New Hampshire, Durham. He has also mentored graduate students at the Art Institute of Boston and the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Learn more at rickfoxpaintings.com
.View Rick’s online art gallery by clicking the image 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 extensively 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 has created a very successful series of prints and notecards combining art and letterforms. He has been an art educator and a book illustrator. 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.
“Maine Seacoast in Watercolors” by Dr. Kenneth Fellows
April to June, 2022
Dr. Fellows, a member of the hos York Hospital’s Board of Trustees for 20 years, retired from the Board in 2022. This exhibition is a way to honor and thank him for his service to the community. After retiring from academic medicine and moving to Kittery Point almost 25 years ago, Dr. Kenneth Fellows started drawing and painting as a hobby. Fellows says: “Painting is pure pleasure for me and that’s my incentive. 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!” View Ken Fellows’ online art gallery by clicking the image below.
“Watercolors Capturing a Sense of Place” by Stephen Harby
July to September, 2022
Stephen Harby is an architect, educator and watercolorist who has summered in York, Maine for most of his life. He currently maintains his own practice in Santa Monica, California. As a watercolorist he travels and sketches extensively and has exhibited his work widely. Harby’s background in architecture and his passion for watercolor painting influence each other. Of the paintings on view at York Hospital, Harby says: “The theme for this body of work brings focus to the far flung parts of the world I am fortunate to call home, or feel like I could: York is where I have spent most of the summers all my life; Paris and Rome are places I have spent extended periods of time, thanks to several fellowships, and in the past decade, we have established a rice farm in northern Thailand.” View Stephen Harby’s online art gallery by clicking the image below.
“Reduction Woodcuts” by Alex de Constant
July to September, 2022
Alex de Constant is an artist and printmaker based in North Hampton, New Hampshire. His studio is within walking distance of the granite sand beaches, reefs, and point breaks where he has surfed since his youth. An intimate knowledge of this coastline is where his inspiration begins. The rugged natural beauty and energy hold endless opportunities for subject matter. “My pieces explore the interplay of solid forms, the ocean’s ebb and flow, and how the sea organically shapes our coast and our lives.” The Don Gorvett Gallery exhibits Alex’s work in Portsmouth, NH, Ogunquit, ME, and Gloucester, MA. View Alex de Constant’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.
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.
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.
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.