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September 10, 2010

Artist duo sharing sites from here and abroad

The Lookout: Artist duo sharing sites from here and abroad

Area artists Jan Roy of Newburyport and Madeleine Hopkins of southern Maine are teaming up for a joint show of their new works through Wednesday in Laura Coombs Hills Gallery of the Newburyport Art Association, 65 Water St., Newburyport.

Many of Roy's paintings in the exhibit were inspired by a recent trip abroad. She spent four months traveling to five countries, staying in a range of small villages, farm hamlets, suburbs of industrial cities and seaside resorts off-season. The gouaches were painted on location. When the weather was bad, she worked in makeshift studios at the homes where she was staying, using sketches and notes as rough guided.

Roy designed and printed silk screens for 25 years before turning her attention to painting in 2000. She is represented by two galleries in New England and shows her work at the Newburyport Art Association, where she has received numerous awards. For more on her artwork, visit www.janroy.com.

Hopkins says her paintings are in direct response to the raw beauty of the coastal area of Maine, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. Drawn to remote, natural places, her paintings are about light, color, composition and texture. She often uses the palette knife to convey the intensity and emotional responses of color, like a third-dimension to her paintings.

Hopkins works in primarily oils, but also acrylic, watercolor and pastel. A 1982 graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor of fine arts in illustration, she exhibits in southern Maine, New Hampshire and Newburyport. She has received numerous awards for her painting. Visit http://MPHopkinsStudio1.blogspot.com or www.MPHopkinsStudiop.com for more.

An artists' reception for their exhibit takes place tonight from 7 to 9. Call 978-465-8769 or visit www.newburyportart.org.

'Trace' is theme for Outdoor Sculpture

More than 30 sculptures created around the theme "Trace" will fill the fields at Maudslay State Park in Newburyport Sunday for the 12th annual Outdoor Sculpture at Maudslay show.

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