Fowler paintings on view in Waterville
Waterville — An exhibition of paintings by C. Mathieu Fowler of Unity is on view through Aug. 31 at The Framemakers, 46 Main St. Among the paintings are five of icons that represent a bygone era including one of the Belfast train station in its Maskers heyday; the 470 Maine Central steam engine, to be sold and restored; Farwell’s Store, circa early 1900s; and the HMS Bounty, sunk at sea in August 2012.
The award-winning Fowler has exhibited in many shows and galleries. She paints many and varied subjects, often from photos she has taken and friendly people she has met. Her work is noted for it design and her love of color, the latter inspired in part by a favorite painter of the past, Ben Stahl, who said “Using color is like watching a row of fire crackers going off.”
Fowler’s latest focus has been on trains and train stations including “470 Steam Engine,” her portrait of the only steam engine in Maine. It has resided in the Waterville Park for almost 30 years and attracts many sightseers. Prints of her “470 Steam Engine,” “The HMS Bounty” and “Spirit of Unity Station and Engine are available from the artist; call Carol Mathieu Fowler at 948-3799.
Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or firstname.lastname@example.org.