The Woman’s Hospital Association (WHA) Rotating Art Gallery will feature photography and paintings by Kathy Cain and watercolor paintings by Kenneth Harvey through the month of September. The gallery is located at 60 High Street in Lewiston, the main entrance to Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC).
Cain, a native New Englander and member of the Western Maine Art Group, has dedicated much of her life to art. With degrees in art education and nursing, she has had her medical illustration work featured in highly regarded medical journals and textbooks. Though her early works focused on painting and drawing, her models often came from photographs leading her to develop a creative interest in photography. She has since taken a photography course and added photos into her exhibits.
“I find it rewarding to discover the ‘every day’ beauty that surrounds us, which is so often overlooked in today’s busy lives,” said Cain of her work. Her exhibit features landscapes and still lifes.
Harvey, a self-taught painter, has been in love with watercolors for more than 30 years. He is a member of the “Plein Air Painters of Maine” Midcoast Chapter and can be found in the Boothbay area with his fellow painters every Wednesday from April through November. Harvey hopes his paintings share the joy he felt while painting the pieces.
“The first time I saw the incredible flow of the colors mingling on the paper and realized the endless creative possibilities that were available to me, I was hooked,” said Harvey of his passion for watercolors.
The artists’ work may be purchased through the WHA Gift Shop, located adjacent to the main lobby at Central Maine Medical Center. A percentage of sale proceeds benefits CMMC.