Meet Featured Artist, Annie Stone
To honor Ogunquit’s long-standing history as an artists’ colony and showcase the local artists in the community today, Clay Hill Farm- together with TaleSpinStudio in Ogunquit, launched the #VerandART Project in the spring of 2018. The artist outreach program features a new local artist in the Veranda Room at Clay Hill Farm every 6-8 weeks- their collection hung for the public to view and enjoy. The next featured artist is local photographer, Annie Stone- with a meet and greet Reception scheduled for Monday, July 29th 5-7pm at Clay Hill Farm. Complimentary hors d’oeuvres will be provided and the public is welcome. Her ‘Landscapes, Seascapes & Light’ collection is on display through August 28th in the Veranda Room at Clay Hill Farm.
A life-long student of art and the process, Annie Stone studied art history and graphic design- graduating with a BA in art education. While teaching art, she studied watercolor and the process and got hooked on the control of the medium. But it was during her time on Monhegan island with a small group of artists, that everything changed. Stone began a love affair with impressionist land/seascape oil painting on the inspirational Maine island- a love she still nurtures today. Mostly self-taught and under the guidance of the artists on the island, “I look for that moment when the light is just right and the mood I feel about a particular place is expressed.” Stone still teaches privately and spends as much time painting as possible. “My goal is to always paint, always learn and always say YES to now.”
Local artist, Amy Kelly, of TaleSpinStudio in Ogunquit is the curator and co-founder of the project. Clay Hill Farm is an experiential dining and event venue on 11 private acres in Cape Neddick, Maine- just 2 miles from the downtown Ogunquit. A certified environmental sanctuary committed to local outreach; Clay Hill Farm is proud to celebrate the natural beauty of Maine by supporting the arts in our community. (207) 361-2272.