Tina Ingraham Artist Maine

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Tina Ingraham “Sight Specific,” Greenhut Galleries, Portland, Maine 

Portland Press Herald Arts Review by Jorge S. Arango, September 20, 2020
 
Virtual doesn’t suffice. Tina Ingraham’s paintings must be experienced in person
Behind the unabashed romanticism of her work lies serious skill and technique.
 
Following is an excerpt from the review. “Exhibition materials quote her as saying, “A look through a viewfinder divides my vision of the subject into fractions, and I clearly see where strong contrasts meet. I mark those on the canvas with charcoal.” Only then does she begin troweling paint on with her palette knife. This underlying architecture of the paintings stabilizes the potential idealism, giving the works a strong sense of form and composition.
 
The scrape of a palette knife can also leave scratched areas, and the variation in application — from thin washes of paint to crusty daubs — animate the surfaces with texture, imparting a corporal sensuality that elicits a visceral response from the viewer….
 
The best paintings, subjectively speaking of course, are “Sand Flats” and “Low Tide.” They are not just deftly rendered. The large expanse of simple natural elements (water, marsh, sand and sky) somehow telegraph the beautiful poignancy of nature at rest. Nothing stirs; all is quiet and peaceful. The size of these also feels enveloping and embracing, helping us immerse ourselves in the landscape; Like the best Impressionist and post-Impressionist paintings — Monet’s water lilies, Cezanne’s still life and his views of Mont Sainte-Victoire, Degas’ “The Absinthe Drinker” — there is an emotional dimension to the subjects that stirs sweetness and a subtle melancholy.”
 

 

See Portland through the eyes of artists in Greenhut Galleries show

See Portland through the eyes of artists in Greenhut Galleries show, Portland Press Herald, April 14, 2020. The gallery put its biennial ‘Portland Show’ up online and in its street-facing windows. Continue Reading

The Painted State – Greenhut Galleries – Portland Maine

Maine: The Painted State An invitational exhibit, all about Maine! April 4 – 27 Maine has been an artist magnet for over 100 years. The allure of its rugged coastline and the romance of the sea, its lakes and islands, its wild beauty and isolation and, of course, the distinctive qualities of its northern light… Continue Reading

2018 “Paintings of Portland”

“Paintings of Portland” documents a beautiful city in transition. by Daniel Kany, Portland Press Herald the new book “Paintings of Portland” by Carl Little and David Little is a valuable tool and resource. It is a recording of a beautiful city, told through the vision of artists who have worked here more than 200 years. Continue Reading

‘Portland Show’

‘Portland Show’ offers stunning view of city, by: Bob Keyes, Maine Today The paintings at Greenhut Galleries capture Portland’s sights and its history. Continue Reading

Rock, Trees Sand and Sea, Popham to Blue Hill Sept 7 – 30, 2017

Ingraham’s current exhibit at Greenhut Galleries: Rock, Trees Sand and Sea, Popham to Blue Hill, includes paintings inspired by painting coves and riverbeds along the Down East Coast between Popham Beach and East Blue Hill. Following is her Artist’s statement concerning the new body of twenty-four paintings. Portland Press Herald, Art review: “Tina Ingraham’s brush with… Continue Reading

“Moorings” Travels: Ingraham Painting on view at the Senate Democratic Office in Augusta, Maine

Tina Ingraham’s, “Portland Pier Moorings”, a painting of the Portland Pier Fish House and Pier in Portland, Maine has been traveling! From the 2016 “Portland Biennial Show” at Greenhut Galleries to “A Continuum of Place” at The Penobscot Marine Museum in Searsport, the exhibit traveled to the Maine Statehouse in Augusta through March of 2017. “Portland Pier Moorings”… Continue Reading

“Tina Ingraham’s brush with the mortality of nature“

Portland Press Herald Arts Review, September 17, 2017 It follows in part… “Art review: Tina Ingraham’s brush with the mortality of nature The landscape painter’s autumnal palette is on view at Greenhut Galleries in Portland. By Daniel Kany Tina Ingraham’s “Rocks, Trees, Sand & Sea: Popham to Blue Hill” at Greenhut Galleries is an exhibition… Continue Reading

Tina Ingraham receives Project Grant

Tina Ingraham was one of 23 Maine Artists to receive a Project Grant awarded for the 2015-2016 year from the Maine Arts Commission. The Project Grant for Artists is designed to support creative projects throughout Maine. Grant funds assist artists with the creation of new work or the continuation of existing arts programs. Projects can… Continue Reading

Vintage Photographs with Contemporary Art

In the current exhibit “A Continuum of Place” at Penobscot Marine Museum, guest curator Carl LIttle selected a group of vintage photographs from the museum’s collection, and coupled each with a current Maine Artist’s work. I am honored to be included in the exhibit with my painting, “Portland PIer Moorings”, that is shown with a vintage photograph of… Continue Reading

MAINE: A Continuum of Place at Penobscot Marine Museum

PENOBSCOT MARINE MUSEUM NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release: April 25, 2016 Kathy Goldner, External Relations Director, kgoldner@pmm-maine.org, 207.548.2529 x 216 VINTAGE PHOTOS AND CONTEMPORARY ART COME TOGETHER IN UNUSUAL PENOBSCOT MARINE MUSEUM EXHIBIT On view at PMM from May 28 through October 16, 2016 SEARSPORT—As part of its “Wish You Were Here: Communicating Maine” summer programming,… Continue Reading

DUNE BATHERS, “A SUMMER IN MAINE III” EXHIBIT AT KISMET FOUNDATION, COUSINS ISLAND

” A Summer in Maine III” is being exhibited from June 26 – October 30 at Kismet Foundation on Cousins Island, Maine. The inaugural Kismet Fundraiser kicked off on June 26th with art, music, food and community. Over forty paintings are being exhibited and may be viewed by appointment and on Saturdays through July from… Continue Reading

Figures and Landscapes: Tina Ingraham and Kate Emlen, Thos. Moser Gallery in Freeport, Winter 2015 art exhibition

The Thos. Moser Gallery in Freeport, Maine is pleased to announce its winter 2015 art exhibition, Figures and Landscapes:  Tina Ingraham and Kate Emlen.  The public is invited to an artists’ opening reception on January 22, 2015 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The group exhibition highlights figures and landscapes from prominent Maine artists.  The… Continue Reading

2012 “Eloquent Observations”

2012 “Eloquent Observations” by Britta Konau
, Maine Home and Design, June, 12 Continue Reading

“The Sustainability of Food and Art”

2010 “The Sustainability of Food and Art” by Melanie Hyatt, Maine Food and Lifestyle, Spring Issue (Download Maine Food PDF) Continue Reading

“Artists of the Working Waterfront”

2009 “Artists of the Working Waterfront” by Carl Little, 
Maine Boats Homes & Harbors, May 2009, Issue 104   Continue Reading

“Ingraham Finds Beauty in Bath“

2007 “Ingraham Finds Beauty in Bath“, 
Phillip Isaacson, 
Maine Sunday Telegram; Audience; May 20, 2007 Continue Reading

“Painting the Town“

2006 “Painting the Town“
 Kira Chappelle
, Portland Monthly Magazine, September vol.21 No.6 Continue Reading

“Pieces of the Whole, 
Deconstructing Tina Ingraham’s work at Greenhut Galleries“


2005 “Pieces of the Whole, 
Deconstructing Tina Ingraham’s work at Greenhut Galleries“
 Chris Thompson,
 Portland Phoenix, December 5-12 (Download PDF) Continue Reading

2004 “Artichoke Hold“


2004 Artichoke hold Tina Ingraham at Greenhut Galleries BY CHRIS THOMPSON “Each of us has the power to seize power over one part of oneself,” Luce Giard writes in The Practice of Everyday Life, Volume 2: Living & Cooking. “This is why the gestures, objects, and words that live in the ordinary nature of a… Continue Reading

“A Declaration of Love to an Italian Landscape“


2005 “A Declaration of Love to an Italian Landscape“
 Alexandra Leuthner,
 Suddeutsche Zeitung NR, 101 (Seite R 6), May 2002   Continue Reading