Wendy Newcomb

Wendy Newcomb

About the Artist

“My paintings represent a visual journal of my life in Maine, reflecting my love of nature and my participation in it. Spending time outdoors walking, hiking, kayaking and biking, I have the opportunity to stop and look closely at my surroundings. It is this connection to nature that I want to share with others. Often, my intent is to give the viewer a sense of “place” – of being there, whether climbing a rock, floating down a river, or looking closely at various plant and animal life.

A recurring theme in my work is the way in which light falls upon objects creating patterns and reflections.  I prefer late afternoon light for its golden hues and long shadows. Often it is a body of water that first attracts me. The element of water is particularly interesting with its constant motion, its transparencies and reflective qualities and how it interacts with the land and sky.  

In recent paintings, I have been exploring the area of the subconscious in an attempt to combine and integrate the inner landscape of the mind with my more representational landscape imagery. These paintings usually have a double meaning that invite the viewer to be a participant in the piece, and hopefully invoke the understanding that there is always more for us to discover. I call these works Modern Allegorical Paintings.”   

Wendy A. Newcomb is a representational painter whose primary mediums include oil, gouache, acrylic, and mixed media.  Organizations, businesses, schools and private individuals have commissioned her for her paintings, illustrations and murals. Her paintings have appeared in a number of publications, includingL.L.Bean , Bayview Press, Old Cars Weekly, and Artists of New England.   She has taught adult education classes in painting, mask workshops, and has volunteered as a visiting artist at local schools and nursing homes.  She is a member of the Maine Arts Commission, CMCA, and the Portland Museum of Art.

 

Gallery Affiliations

The Hole in the Wall Gallery, Raymond, ME

The  Portland Art Gallery, Portland, ME

Gallery at the Grand, Kennebunk, ME

 

Exhibits

2015 Summer Show, three person  show, Hole in the Wall Gallery, Raymond, ME

2014 Secrets of the Sea, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston

2014 Pollination, Boothbay Botanical Gardens, Boothbay Harrbor, ME

2014 Landscape Perceptions, one person show, True North, Falmouth, ME

2013 Two Points of View, two person show, Hole in the Wall Gallery, Raymond, ME

2013 Pollination: evolving miracle, Atrium Gallery, Lewiston, ME

2012 Biennial Exhibition, Boothbay Fine Arts Gallery, Boothbay Harbor, ME

2012 About Maine, Hole in the Wall Gallery, Raymond, ME

2011 Critters Show , Juried Show University of New England, Portland,ME

2011 Art in ME , Biennial Juried Show, BRAF, Boothbay Harbor, ME

2011 Wendy Newcomb/Ann Stein Aaron, Hole in the Wall Gallery, Raymond, ME

2010 Art for Land’s Sake, New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven, ME

2010 New Expressions, Group Show, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick, ME

2010 Winter Works, New Era Gallery, Vinalhaven,ME

2009 Home for the Holidays Juried Show, Susan Maasch Fine Art, Portland, ME

2009 Spineless Wonders Juried Show, Atrium Art Gallery, University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME

2009 A Matter of Perception, One Woman Show, The Hole in the Wall Gallery, Raymond, ME

2008 Retinal Delights Show, Juror’s Prize,  USM, Gorham, ME

2007 Wendy Newcomb/Ann Stein Aaron,  Hole in the Wall Gallery, Raymond, ME

2007 Lay of the Land: Three Visions of New England, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick, ME

2007 Bird Sightings, Group Show, Atrium Gallery, USM Lewiston, ME

2006 Annual Juried Show, Harlow Gallery, Hallowell, ME

2005 One Woman Show, The Hole in the Wall Gallery, Raymond, ME

2005 New to the Walls Show, Bayview Gallery, Brunswick , ME

2004 Studio Connections: Artists Supporting Maine PBS, juried show for art auction, University of N.E.

2003 Local Artists Thinking Globally, juried show, Chocolate Church, Bath, ME

2003 MPBN New England College juried show for art auction, Westbrook, ME

2003 Bangor Symphony Orchestra Juried Show, “Pictures at an Exhibition”

2002 Lakes Environmental Association InvitationalShow

2001 16th Annual Maine Women’s Studies Conference Exhibition, Colby College, Waterville,ME

2001 One Person Show, The Hole in the Wall, Casco, ME

2001 The Color Red, Juried Show, The Clown, Portland, ME

2001 Three Person Show, Chocolate Church, Bath, ME

2000 Maine Coast Artists Biennial Exhibition

 

Commissions

2016 Maine Review Literary magazine cover

2015 L.L. Bean Summer Catalog cover

2014 L.L. Bean Fall Catalog cover

2006 L.L. Bean Summer Catalog cover

2005 L.L. Bean Summer Catalog   Cover

2003 Maine Percent for Art project, Hebron Station School

2002 Maine Percent for Art project, Hebron Station School

2000 Maine Percent for Art project, Bridgton Elementary School

 

Education

1974-78 University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH: BFA painting