UMFK Blake Library Gallery to host work by artist Stuart L. Beattie.
The University of Maine at Fort Kent Blake Library Gallery will host artwork by local artist Stuart L. Beattie entitled, “Mosaic,” from December 6, 2017, through January 29, 2018
The work by Beattie is a display of spray paint on canvas board and watercolor on paper. Beattie’s style is a use of geometrical shapes and color to create dynamic abstracts.
Many of Beattie’s works have a print like quality while others depict a stark contrast amongst the shapes. In some cases he allows the texture of the canvas board to show through providing an extra dimension to his work.
Beattie is a Presque Isle native who got his start by first creating bookmarks and postcards. He later moved to larger paintings as is shown in the exhibit. Some of his influence and motivation was related to taking pottery at the University of Maine at Presque Isle, from which he graduated with a degree in Business Administration.
Beattie also works with photography, tie-dyed tapestries, and smaller items using the tie-died method, such as paper, to which he would add backlighting to create interesting effects.
There will be an exhibit reception on Friday, December 15 from 4:30 to 6:30 pm. All are welcome.
The exhibit is available through the end of January during library hours. Please contact Sofia Birden at 834-7527 if you have any questions.