The public is invited to an opening reception Saturday, July 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. for “Carol Sebold: A Life Retrospective” at Saturday Cove Gallery, Route 1. The show will run through Aug. 30.

Carol Sebold lived on the coast of Maine, surrounded and inspired by some of the world’s most breathtaking scenery. Her watercolors and oils of coastal fishing villages and their boats, as well as her evocative landscapes of the New England countryside, speak of the singular beauty of this corner of the world.

On her far-reaching travels, Sebold sought out and painted other special places where nature’s palette and perspective are as stunning, in their own way, as they are in Maine. Among these are the islands of the Caribbean, Ireland, Greece and Italy, for which she developed a particular affinity.

Sebold’s work has been selected for many juried shows and is exhibited in galleries throughout the eastern United States and the Caribbean. Numerous private and corporate collections both in America and abroad also include her work. To make her art as accessible as possible, she re-created selected original paintings as fine giclée limited-edition prints. Saturday Cove is pleased to represent the estate of Sebold’s paintings and prints, available online or by visiting the gallery, and will continue to develop new prints.

More atmospheric than realistic, Sebold’s watercolors began with sketches and photographs done on location. Later, employing a wet technique on rag paper, she developed them into full-blown paintings. Her fragile brush work, created through a delicate building of thin layers of watercolors, suggests the impressionistic while subtly retaining a quality of nature. Sebold also mastered painting in oils. In addition, she enjoyed exploring the possibilities of the abstract through the use of mixed media, primarily acrylic or watercolor combined with a variety of fibers.

Her career began teaching, sharing her artistic vision and helping her students harness their own talents in Ohio and southern Michigan. After she moved to Maine, she conducted summer workshops aboard one of Maine’s famous windjammers, Angelique. Her love for teaching continued with the highly regarded Wooden Boat School, the Farnsworth Art Museum and private workshops. Her latest career accomplishment was touring the world on the exclusive Crystal Cruise Line, where she taught passengers the art of watercolors.

Gallery hours are Mondays through Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sundays from noon to 5 p.m. For more information, call 338-3654 or visit saturdaycove.com.

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by email to dernest@villagesoup.com.