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For Paint’s Sake!

            Judson Pealer’s solo show continues in the West Gallery until October 2.

A West Gallery Show at River Arts in Damariscotta features works of Judson Pealer in a solo show, “For Paint’s Sake!” from September 20 to October 2, 2019. Pealer has been showing his abstract paintings on paper and canvas at River Arts for a couple of years revealing a variety of art in watercolor and acrylics.  His pieces tend to be bold colors that capture the eye and invite the viewer to explore what all is going on.  He claims nature is his inspiration and that he works intuitively. Sometimes a landscape with water can be perceived or a glimpse of the rich world under a microscope is suggested.  The viewers will inevitably finish the work in their minds.  Pealer finds fascinating that each painting reveals something about himself and thus each piece is self-revelatory and each viewer will take something they create in their own mind to interpret it.

Pealer has a Bachelor of Fine Art in studio work from Ohio State University and a Masters of Divinity from Seabury Western in Chicago. Both are a result of deep personal searches to understand and express this world and experience. He is retired but serves as priest part time at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Auburn. He lives on a ‘micro farm’ in South Paris with his wife Sandra Pealer who is an accomplished painter.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to show at river Arts Gallery with so many very fine artists and amazingly creative people.  I have been looking and creating since I was in elementary school drawing cowboys, ships and planes. I appreciate the history of art and see myself frequently reliving the Modern Era of art where I find much of my inspiration. Thank you for taking time to look.”