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Inspiration comes in many forms, designers at Maine Cottage® often get their creative juices flowing when walking along the beach collecting seashells, going to local farmer and flower markets, or digging deep into color theory. Someone who can relate to the creative process is our September featured artist, Patrice Drago—a fine artist with an airy abstract expressionist aesthetic. Her serene colors and fluid brushstrokes coordinate nicely with the coastal style of Maine Cottage® colorful handcrafted furniture. Join us on Friday, September 20th to experience this fun curated event!

Serenity (acrylic, 36" x 48") by Patrice Drago

 

 

Patrice Drago is a fine art painter that started painting at 14-years-old, she has explored many mediums and is heavily influenced by abstract expressionism.

 

 

Friday, September 20th from 5:00–7:00pm at the Maine Cottage® Flagship Store. Please RSVP to Cathy by clicking this link.

 

 

Patrice Drago |  Artist Statement: Painting is a new experience for me for me everyday. Rather than sticking to a particular method or style, I begin with an open mind and heart, allowing inspiration to come from within and giving freedom to the expression of my process. I love painting abstractly; both non-subjective and from nature because it creates a more fluid and dynamic feel. While my paintings and style are always evolving and finding new directions, there is a constant underlying theme of vivid colors and lightness of spirit. Ultimately, I paint to express joy.

Summer Forever (acrylic, 30" x 40") by Patrice Drago

 

Clearing (acrylic, 48" x 24") by Patrice Drago

 

Fountain and Love (acrylic, 12" x 12" each) by Patrice Drago

The abundance of beauty provided by the Chesapeake Bay and wildlife on Maryland’s Eastern Shore inspires July’s featured artist, Ramon Matheu. The Artist Summer Series, curated by the Design Team at Maine Cottage®, are excited about pairing Ramon’s vibrant art in the Annapolis flagship store with our colorful painted wood, wicker, and upholstered furniture. Join us for wine, beer, and a raw oyster bar donated by beloved Eastport restaurant, The Boatyard Bar & Grill. A portion of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Chesapeake Bay Foundation!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 
Ramon Matheu is a fine artist and designer who has a distinctive post-Pop style and is well-versed in many mediums, such as computer graphics and sculpture. His artwork will be available for purchase at the event.

Friday, July 5th from 5:00–7:00pm at the Maine Cottage® Flagship Store. Please RSVP to Cathy via email by clicking this link.

Educated in the fine art of print making from Methodist College in North Carolina, Ramon also studied at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and graduated with a degree in Specialized Technology. He has experience in acrylic paint, sculpture, computer graphics, and digital photography; and served as an Art Director in Washington, D.C. for more than 15 years. He currently lives on Kent Island with his wife and two children.

 

People of the Sun by Ramon Matheu (©2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bushel of Crabs by Ramon Matheu (©2013)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heron Tranquility by Ramon Matheu (©2013)

 

 

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Thank you to Dick Franyo, Chesapeake Bay Foundation Trustee and owner of The Boatyard Bar & Grill, for his ongoing commitment to protecting the Bay and for donating the Raw Oyster Bar for the event!

 

 

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Each month we’ll feature the artwork of talented local artists in our Flagship Store—located at 209 West Street in Annapolis, MD—and host a meet-and-greet event. Our design team has curated this unique lineup of artists whose styles range from abstract expressionism to pop art. All the pieces find a happy home with our colorful painted furniture, like being the focal point above the solid wood Julianna Bed or perched atop the elegant wicker Sally Hall Table. The palette of possibilities for decorating with color are endless.

Indulge in color with June’s special guest Sheila DeLaquil, a fine artist that works in water and mixed media, including acrylics and watercolor crayons. Artwork will be available for purchase and ranges from $300 to $1,200.

  Friday, June 21st from 5:00–7:00pm at the Maine Cottage® Flagship Store. Meet Sheila and the Maine Cottage® designers in person! Please RSVP to Cathy via email by clicking this link.

  “It’s the adventure of painting that inspires me to paint. I’m energized by the painting process and by responding to what happens on the painting surface. I sometimes start working by laying down paint with no particular concept in mind and then work to create shapes, patterns, values and color relationships that are exciting to me. On other occasions, I may start a piece with a pre-conceived plan, but honestly, so much happens on the surface that I inevitably respond directly to what I see.” —Sheila DeLaquil

Indigo 1-4 by Sheila DeLaquil (12" W x 12" H each; acrylic)

 

Contained by Sheila DeLaquil (12" W x 12" H; acrylic)

 

Alive by Sheila DeLaquil (12" W x 12" H; acrylic)

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