Harvest Gold is delighted to announce that Clint Jones’ sculptures are now showing at the gallery. Anyone familiar with Maine will recognize the inspiration taken for Clint Jones’ sculptures, using nature scenes and Maine waterfront to design beautiful sculptures. Clint Jones intertwines work & hobby with his intricate metal sculptures that we are excited to showcase on the walls of Harvest Gold Gallery.
A Maine native, Clint Jones grew up on the water in Cumberland. After school, Clint trained as a marine mechanic and also gained skills as a welder which he puts to use while creating his sculptures. He currently commutes from Casco to Chebeague Island and works as an island car mechanic, diagnosing problems in cars and fixing them with delicate skill.
While Clint Jones is a skilled boat and car mechanic by trade, fisherman, and boating enthusiast on the side, his real talent comes from his artistic side. Clint Jones creates metal sculptures through a process of creating paper patterns, tracing it onto a single sheet of metal, cutting and welding the metal, and making sure the sculpture can structurally support itself. His paper patterns keep his sculptures alive for as long as he wants, as he can reuse the design again and again.
Unlike “island cars'', which have a short lifetime span, Jones sees his metal art as time capsules that will last hundreds of years, each piece telling a story. Jones likes the strength of metal and enjoys working with a medium with such longevity. He feels people have taken notice of the durability of his pieces.
We invite you to come admire the nature and animal-inspired sculptures by the talented Clint Jones that now grace the walls of the gallery. Visit Harvest Gold Gallery today! For more information about Clint’s work, check out his artist page on our website: https://harvestgoldgallery.com/collections/clint-jones/sculpture
Hi! My name is Rosa and today is not my first day working at Harvest Gold, but this is my first blog post. When I'm not working I like spending time on the lake, playing tennis, and hiking with my dog.
Since I've been working at Harvest Gold for a few weeks now, I have some favorite pieces that I wanted to share with you!
Right now one of my favorite landscape paintings in the gallery is "Unless You See It You Won't Believe It: Sunset Timber Island" by Jeanne Ouellette. This 12" x 28" oil painting is actually a diptych meaning that it is comprised of two panels. The horizontal lines going through the water are what draw me to this painting. They allow Ouellette to depict how waves change what the water reflects and they also add the stunning pinks and oranges of the sky into the lake portion of the painting.
Another current favorite of mine is "Falling Water" by Sandra Josephine Bell. While I like her more realistic works as well, there is just something about this piece that beckons me each time I walk past it. Every time I see it, I see something different in the swirls of the water. Today, I could see the head of a horse which reminded me of the hippocampi of Greek mythology.
Finally, a non-painting favorite of mine is "Questioning Mind Grande" by Michael Alfano. This bronze resin sculpture is not only interesting to look at, but also makes you think about how our minds work and why we are always questioning things.
These are only a few of the many wonderful pieces of art here at the gallery. I look forward to greeting you when you stop by this summer!
Hi! I'm Anna Gerner, and I just started working at Harvest Gold Gallery! I love biking, hiking, and skiing, as well as painting and art in general. Before working here, I loved coming in to admire all the art, and here are a few pieces that really stand out to me.
The first of my favorites is this oil painting titled "Echo Lake Serenity" by Varvara Harmon. There's something about this painting, which is quite large at 24" x 48", that draws my eye to it every time.
Another of my favorite pieces of art is this pulp painting titled "Independence Day" by Roland Simard. Roland casts individual sheets of paper and puts pieces of pulp in bit by bit to form these amazing pieces. Unlike traditional painting, he can't blend colors after he places on the pieces of pulp, so he mixes all the colors beforehand. I'd never seen anything like this pulp painting before, and I'm so impressed by the process of making it.
The final of my favorite pieces is this sterling silver hummingbird cutout pendant. I actually have this, and wear it often. It is the perfect size and great for necklace layering. There are many cutout pendants available here, so it was very easy to find one perfect for me!
With the wonderful beginning of summer and the flowers in full bloom, Harvest Gold Gallery had our first plein air paint-out of the season. On June 26th, Rebecca Klementovich showed off her skills by creating a beautiful painting looking out at the views from the gallery. She brought along a great turn out of painters and customers alike!
Plein airs are a fan favorite event held here in Center Lovell, where each weekend this summer we feature a local artist to get inspired by the gorgeous views and paint a one-of-a kind piece of art. All of the paintings/art created during a plein air will be available for sale in the gallery as well! Plein airs are very special to us at HGG, as viewers and participants get a unique experience with the artist, all while enjoying a nice summer day.
Rebecca grew up in New Hampshire, but as a young adult she attended the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City, New York. She worked for 20+ years as a fashion art director and textile designer. During this time she began to love color and what it can convey to the viewer. This becomes apparent when viewing her art, she strategically places colors in a way that accentuates the view she’s conveying. Eventually she moved back to New Hampshire and is now a resident of Dover. She is the co-founder of Femme Fatales of the North- the goal of which is to show women making art and to share the art they make.
We are so grateful to have been able to host Rebecca at the gallery last weekend. Harvest Gold is excited to get to celebrate a new artist every weekend this summer and have beautiful new work to display in the gallery! If you are interested in attending a plein air session, or perhaps you are an artist wanting to have your own plein air day, message us at email@example.com or at (207)-925-6502.