Artist Kathleen Horst is now showcasing her paintings at the Pemaquid Watershed Association (PWA) office gallery in downtown Damariscotta until November 13 in an exhibit entitled, “Preserving the Beauty”. The Association invites the public to a reception for Horst from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. on Friday, October 16.
Horst grew up in Florida where she developed a love of nature’s luxurious colors. Having studied Ceramics at the University of Florida, she became a studio potter and sold decorative porcelains and functional stoneware at art shows around the southeastern US. Horst taught high school and retired a few years ago, affording her the time to pursue her lifelong love of watercolor. She says, “Having been a summer visitor with my husband, Mike, to the Damariscotta area for almost 20 years, I am relishing the opportunity to live in the area permanently and paint the coastal landscapes and cottages that make the area so special.” She has studied with local artist, Jan Kilburn, watercolorist Paul George and internationally known South American watercolor artist, Alvaro Castagnet.
To view the exhibit, visit the Association’s office from 9:30-4:30 weekdays, located at 15 Courtyard Street, above Salt Bay Café in downtown Damariscotta. Horst is giving 35% of sales to support the PWA mission of conserving the natural resources of the Pemaquid Peninsula.