excerpt from article art review in New City: "In one of the most poignant pieces, New England artist Christopher Cart presents a nude woman turning away from her mirror in confusion and dismay—perhaps she just realized that she is no longer nubile. In another engaging piece, Polish artist Anna Wypych shows us a “Venus/Demon” who appears to be sexually available but also threatening. Don’t most sexual relationships end badly for someone? Chicago artist Kyrin Ealy Hobson shows us a struggling African-American family where the powerful stare of the mother is contrasted with the awkward, shy glance of the daughter. For many
My wife Jen Greta Cart has started an online greeting card shop with her very popular paintings at JenGretaCart.com. Her work is beautiful, a combination of real and fantasy, magic and quietly normal all adding up to a lovely charm. She has been painting for many years and has quite a following of patrons. And now her cards can be found in many brick and mortar card shops around Maine as well.
The history mural has begun! I am designing and painting a new history mural for my home town of Hallowell, Maine. This is going to be 38 x 30 feet on an exterior wall at the north entrance to town. Chris Vallee has donated the north wall of his real estate building on 89 Water St. The mural will tell the history of Hallowell, from the founding in the mid 1700's onward. Our town built ships, cut timber, carved granite from our hills for great buildings and monuments of the young nation and had a thriving mill industry, making everything from sandpaper
Feet, feet and more feet. Drawing this lower extremity is fun. Feet can be very expressive. We are used to hand gestures in paintings but feet can be story tellers too. I am working on a new dance painting where both, feet and hands, are very important. When you are eager to start a new painting it is so tempting to just jump in as the idea rushes you—like a vacation romance. While this can yield some clever brushwork—well, and some true disasters as well—more often it is better to rehearse the parts, to dig in and find better and better ways