Linda Simmons-Arnold

After graduating from the University of Vermont, Linda Simmons-Arnold attended the Cornish Institute in Seattle and the New England School of Art in Boston.  She began painting at the age of nineteen while pursuing a career in science.  She works in pastel, watercolor, and oil. She writes:  My major interest at this point is the…

Susan Starr Smith

Susan is from Camden, Maine.  She received her BFA from Portland School of Art (now Maine College of Art, or MECA).  About her art, she writes:   I paint from observation Following a passage of color Recording my visual prayers of wonder and awe.

Mae Towers

Mae Towers was born and raised in the small town of Fort Fairfield in northern Maine.  During her last year in a private high school she worked with fine artist Elizabeth Punches.  She has found her own way as an artist while working at a wide variety of jobs, from picking potatoes to cooking to…

Celia Hensel

Hensel was raised in Friendship, Maine. As a child she enjoyed drawing and painting and received strong encouragement from her family and teachers. Since graduating in fine art from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design she has practiced her art while doing other jobs and has taught in local after-school art programs.  Several of…