Events downtown

Jun 16

Paul Brahms: New Paintings
Location: 68 Commercial St, Bldg A, Portland, Maine 04101, US
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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It wouldn’t be summer in Maine without stunning new paintings of the iconic Maine coast by master artist Paul Brahms. Brahms is a master painter with brush and pallet knife. With simple strokes, he captures details and emotion. His sense of color is that of someone who has spent a lifetime looking and letting the colors reveal themselves with all of their depth and nuance. ⁠

In his own words “My artwork is a way of expressing what I notice around me, and what rises up within me. It’s a way to share my experience, and bring joy and reassurance and surprise and other forms of life-sustaining concepts to others. I aspire to be like the bee who tells his co-workers where the flowers are or a filmmaker who illuminates the tension in a scene. I want my work to move, to have atmosphere, and to embody a searching, questioning state of being, but this requires meditation as much as agitation, and I straddle this polarity often ,leaving a visual record of this struggle. Ultimately, my painting is a meditation, a yearning for intimate awareness.”⁠