I am a contemporary artist who lives along the coast of southern Maine. Although I currently live in New England, a love of the American West remains from my brief but spectacular time living there. Inspiration for my work knows no geographic boundaries and varies greatly - from the Gulf of Maine to rural Wyoming. Ideas come to me from the places I stumble across, whether it is on my travels or taking a walk through a local neighborhood. 

A common thread has emerged in my work. Over time I have come to recognize that which I find fascinating, most often is marked by time - along with some decay and natural beauty thrown in. Reality is present but altered through my own lens, creating paintings that have strong compositions, bold shapes and a confident use of color. 

I have shown my paintings in the following exhibitions:

2012, 2013 and 2014

  • CREATE (I, II and III), Maine College of Art, Portland, ME (Juried)

 2015

  • CREATE IV, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME (Juried)

  • 16th Joan L Dunfey Juried Exhibition at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH (Juried)

  • Market Square Bakehouse, Amesbury, MA

2016

  • 30th Omer T. Lassonde Juried Exhibition at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH (Juried)

  • ArtPM, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME 

  • Art of Great Bay 12th Annual Show, Greenland, NH (Juried)

  • CREATE V, Maine College of Art, Portland, ME (Juried)

  • Market Square Bakehouse, Amesbury, ME

2017

  •  ArtPM, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME

  • Abilene, Printmaking Show, Portland, ME (Juried)

  • What Artists Look Like 2017, at Discover Portsmouth, Portsmouth, NH (Juried)

2018

  • ArtPM, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME

  • Regional Artists: An Open, Juried Show at the Barn Gallery, Ogunquit, ME (Juried)

  • Solo show, University of New England Biddeford Campus Center Art Space, Biddeford ME (2018)

2019

  • Winter Juried Show, Part I, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA (Juried)

  • New Members New Works Show, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA 

  • Rumpus at Engine, Biddeford, ME 

  • 33rd Omer T. Lassonde Juried Exhibition at the Robert Lincoln Levy Gallery, Portsmouth, NH (Juried)

  • ArtPM, Buoy Gallery, Kittery, ME

  • First Hill, York, ME (Group show with 3 other artists)

  • 2019 22nd Annual Regional Juried Show, Newburyport Art Association, Newburyport, MA (Juried)

After years away, in 2011 I once again began studying art at the University of New Hampshire, taking undergraduate courses in oil painting. I am currently continuing my education at the Maine College of Art in Portland, Maine and am a member of the Newburyport Art Association in Newburyport MA. 

 Contact at wendy.ve.kaye@gmail.com