BRUNSWICK, Maine — The artwork of Maine artist Tim Banks has been chosen to represent the fifth annual 10 X 10 Benefit Art Exhibit and Sale. Bank’s watercolor painting titled “Pisa, A Different View” uses complementary cool blues and warm oranges of warm sunlight create a mysterious setting for such a familiar landmark. The cliche view of the Leaning Tower of Pisa standing alone is not what we have here – Banks gives us a peak of the medieval Tower from behind the nearby Cathedral. Architectural details – arches and columns galore, fill the canvas. Bank’s winning entry was selected from 43 images and will be used on posters, postcards, and other promotional materials for the Sept. 28 event.
Banks began painting in 2006 after retiring from the practice of law. He started with watercolor and continues to find the medium challenging and fascinating. Banks’ travels and love of nature greatly influence his painting. Recent visits to Tanzania and Ethiopia as well as Italy provided great inspiration. Banks has studied locally under Evelyn Dunphy and Linda Murray, Jo Williams in Texas and Doug Mays in San Miguel, Mexico.
Banks is a member of the Points of View Artists who exhibit at their art at the gallery. He also has exhibited his paintings at Gallery Framing in Brunswick and River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta. For more information about Tim Banks and to view samples of his work go to http://povartistsmaine.com/.
Two other local artists received recognition as runners up for their artwork — Charlotte Agell for her watercolor “To the Lighthouse” and Eve Hladky for her acrylic “Blue Mountain Serenity.” The paintings are among 325 works by artists from throughput Maine that will be on exhibit and for sale at the fifth annual 10 X 10 Benefit on 5-8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at 23 and 27 Pleasant St. in Brunswick. Proceeds will benefit Arts Are Elementary, a nonprofit program that provides artist-in-residence education to Brunswick students in kindergarten though grade five.
For information about this event, visit www.10x10brunswick.org.