The #VerandArt Project

A Local Artist Outreach Program

To honor Ogunquit’s long-standing history as an artists’ colony and showcase the local artists in the community today, Clay Hill Farm is proud to announce the launch of our NEW! #VerandArt Project. Every 6-8 weeks a new artist will be featured at Clay Hill Farm and their collection hung in the Veranda Room. Each new collection will open with a Meet & Greet Artist Reception in the Veranda Room at Clay Hill Farm- public welcome. Be sure to join Clay Hill Farm's e-mail list- (click here) -to receive show details. Local artist, Amy Kelly, of TaleSpinStudios in Ogunquit is the curator of the project. "From the perspective of a 30 year reflection, it feels like a resurgence of what once was in the art community- an excitement is evolving that's noticable," says Kelly. "Art in these times is a healing salve that we can use every day- it's living in the solution, and we love being a part of it."    READ MORE

August 14th - September 20th 
Harold Barnard 


Artist Harold Barnard grew up in Downeast Maine and draws inspiration for his work from his  deep Maine roots. With a passion for nature exploration as a young boy, Barnard’s experience with hunting and fishing in Maine’s woods and waters fostered a deep connection and respect for the inner beauty of his surroundings. Barnard’s work stretches across contemporary artistic painting styles- abstracts brim with color, surreal skies envelop cities, hidden faces peer out unexpectedly from kaleidoscopic dreamscapes.  Woven into larger works, often as a painting within a painting, are colorful representations of the natural world- breaking ocean waves, birds in flight and migrating fish.

June 20th- August 8th
Matt Gunn

Artist Matt Gunn at Clay Hill Farm- The #VerandArt Project   Artist Matt Gunn at Clay Hill Farm- The #VerandArt Project   Artist Matt Gunn at Clay Hill Farm- The #VerandArt Project   Artist Matt Gunn at Clay Hill Farm- The #VerandArt Project

Matt Gunn grew up in Portsmouth, NH, and has lived all his life in the coastal New Hampshire and Southern Maine area -finding inspiration for his art through his extensive travels and time spent as a fireman, forester, fisherman, and landscape designer. It’s though the lens of a lifetime spent in keen observance of the world around him that Gunn produces his colorful folksy works.

Artist Matt Gunn at Clay Hill Farm- The #VerandArt Project  Artist Matt Gunn at Clay Hill Farm- The #VerandArt Project  

“I've simply always drawn and painted”, explains Gunn. “My mother studied art history in college and I grew up with the books. Now, as an adult, I've had the great good fortune to travel extensively and see much of that work in person. I suspect that, and the simple joy of painting, is why I've begun painting again.”


April 26th- June 12th, 2018
Rosalind Fedeli

Studied :

  • Peter Nelson, Worcester, MA  1974 -1979
  • John Avakian, Worcester Art Museum School  1976 -1978
  • Maine College of Art, Portland, ME  1990 – 1992
  • Member :  Ogunquit Art Association  - Kittery Art Association


  • 100 Market St., Portsmouth, NH   2017, 2018
  • OAA Showcase w. Jayne Adams , Ogunquit, ME 2016
  • June Fitzpatrick Gallery – 10x10, Portland, ME 2014, 2015     


Harold Barnard Cont...

   “Whether ice fishing at 20 below, dragging streamers across Grand Lake or thrashing through heavy woods to that hidden beaver dam, my adventures were varied and still fill my heart much in the same warm way painting does,” said Barnard.  “I like the feelings, the freedom and places my creative pull takes me.”





Matt Gunn
Artist Matt Gunn at Clay Hill Farm- The #VerandArt Project   Artist Matt Gunn at Clay Hill Farm- The #VerandArt Project
Rosalind Fedeli

"Most artists produce their art in a series … developing and fine tuning a theme or idea.  My work is dictated by the objects that I am able to find.  I frequent yard sales, flea markets, beaches, curbside rubbish barrels..."  -R. Fedeli



     "...I arrange these various items by color, texture, size and shape…organization is vital because 
      I want to put my hands on these articles quickly to begin my work."
-R. Fedeli