Wilderness – Paintings by Judson Pealer

Opening Reception: Saturday,  May 23, 2020 5:30-7:00 PM
The Exhibit continues through July 7, 2020

The RFA will host a reception for the work of artist Judson Pealer at the Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, located in the lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater, on Saturday, May 23 from 5:30 – 7:00 PM. Enjoy complimentary snacks and cash bar (beer/wine) and meet the artist.

Pealer has been showing his paintings on paper and canvas in Maine for a couple of years revealing a variety of art in watercolor, ink and acrylics.  His pieces tend to be bold colors that capture your 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 viewer will inevitably finish the work in their mind. Pealer finds this 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.

The artist 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 priest but serves as priest part time at St. Michael’s Episcopal Church in Auburn. He served as rector at Church of the Good Shepherd in Rangeley from 2009 through 2015.  He lives on a ‘micro farm’ in South Paris with his wife Sandra Pealer who is an accomplished painter.  He is a signature Member of Vermont Watercolor Society, an active member of The Western Maine Art Group and The River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to show at Lakeside Theater Gallery among so many very fine area 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.”    – Judson Pealer