Camden library displays oil paintings by artist of the month

Posted March 01, 2011, at 9:41 p.m.
Last modified March 20, 2011, at 6:37 a.m.
The oil paintings of Colin Page will be on display during March at the Camden Public Library.
The oil paintings of Colin Page will be on display during March at the Camden Public Library.

CAMDEN — The recent oil paintings of Colin Page will be on display in the Picker Room of the Camden Public Library during March. The public is invited to an opening reception and art talk by Page at 4 p.m. Saturday, March 12, at the library. The exhibit is courtesy of the Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland.

Page creates all his work on site and focuses on capturing the atmosphere and light of a scene. He believes that this helps him find moments of beauty in the space around him. “Through painting, I share unexpected moments of beauty that I find in the space around me,” he said. “Painting is how I share the poetry of experience. I am always interested in finding beauty where I wouldn’t normally look. A pile of lobster traps could catch the afternoon light in an amazing way. Piles of mooring balls litter a field of dead grass, surprising me by the harmony of the shapes they create and colors they reflect.”

Page was raised in Baltimore and attended the Rhode Island School of Design. He transferred to Cooper Union with a concentration on painting. After graduation, he lived in New York City for three years. In search of a more diverse landscape, Page moved to Maine, where he found more time to devote to his art.

For more information, call the library at 236-3440.

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