Kingfield Friday ArtWalk welcomes 2023

“Below the Surface,” painting by Chelsea Wing, who’s exhibiting at Solstice Esthetics and The Thrifty Chicks Boutique, 239 Main Street. (Image courtesy the artist)

KINGFIELD — As the new year begins in earnest, Kingfield Artwalk revs up to welcome it Friday Jan. 6 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

“Top of Sugarloaf,” painting (detail) by Susan Berry Taylor, who is this Artwalk’s featured artist at the High Peaks Artisan Guild Gallery. (Image courtesy the artist)

Joining the Artwalk this Friday and new to Kingfield are Solstice Esthetics and The Thrifty Chicks Boutique at 239 Main Street, the former Original Irregular office. Chelsea Wing’s acrylic impressionistic paintings are exhibited there.

High Peaks Artisan Guild on Main Street in the heart of the village, next to Longfellow’s Restaurant, is featuring member artist Susan Berry Taylor. “The heart of my work manifests narrative and expressive aspects reflecting synthesis of mind, body and spirit,” Taylor says. “This is especially true since the interweaving of my dual vocations as both artist and (Episcopalian) priest.” Formally trained as a printmaker in etching and lithography, Taylor notes that she has “translated this subtle sculptural quality into oil painting using mostly knives and mediums to basically draw with paint, glazing in layers creating an almost threadlike woven symphony of color and texture! I laugh aloud when explaining that my process is self-taught since I never took a painting class! I rarely mix colors, preferring to keep their natural brilliance and ‘individuality.’ My inspiration comes from within known as ‘painting from the source’ and by directly observing nature then reinterpreting the experience in the studio.”

Taylor and her husband, Jim, make their home in Kingfield. She serves as Rector of Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Winthrop. Now retired from 37 years on the Rowe (Mass.) Highway Dept., Jim works part time at Sugarloaf and his love of skiing there provides Susan with lots of snow scene inspiration. Summertime will find them kayaking, bicycling, camping and hiking. Their daughter, Sophie, and husband, Tyler, live nearby in Farmington; while son, Josh and his wife, Lisa, live in Bloomfield, Conn.

For more information about Susan Berry Taylor, call her at 413-652-7092 or email Visit her website or Facebook page.

Other HPAG members and independent vendors include:

“Self Portrait,” painting by Chelsea Wing who is featured at Solstice Esthetics and The Thrifty Chicks Boutique. (Image courtesy the artist)

Alana Ranney photography, fiber art (hats, mittens), jewelry and magic wands. Betsy Bass photography. RJ (Bob) Gray Jr. leatherwork, relief block printing. Catherine Hudson pottery, liquid art. Deborah Dubord Good Deeds Fiber Art (aprons, tote bags). Donavan Gaston scrapbooking. Greg Thomas photography, paper collage, acrylic paintings and pastels. Greg West fine woodwork, and wood accessories. Jo Eaton No Repeat Fiber work (hats, pins, necklace and scarves). John Brown Twisted Creations enchanted live edge furniture with a twist, Kitchen Island walking sticks and much more. John Pease stained glass, fused glass art. John Reed jewelry, ornaments. Lisa Leavitt Freedom Felt fiber art. Nita Casey watercolors, pastels. Nora West plein air oil and watercolor paintings. Patty Thomas Alpine Design ski art, acrylic paintings, aromatherapy. Raymond and Karen Corson wood frames, cutting boards, cribbage boards and more. Richard Fecteau wood furniture and wood furnishing. Ros Gibson fine apparel, table linen, tote bags, seamstress. Saskia Reinholt acrylic paintings. Susan Hudson fused glass Sugarloaf ornaments. Susan Taylor impressionist sculptural oil paintings. Cynthia Knowles pen and ink drawings, tote bags, painted rocks and photography.

Additional venues throughout town include:

Orchard Girls Cidery exhibiting Adam Masterman oil paintings and Greg Thomas paper collages.

Kingfield Made in Maine, on the corner of Main and Depot streets, will have a 20% sale on selected items.

Refresh Smoothie Bar, next door to Made in Maine and accessible through that venue as well as from the street, will be exhibiting Barbara Lynn and Richard Fecteau along with offering hot spiced cranberry toddy and hot soups as well as baked goods.

The Red Barn Upcycled Market, just south of the village, features “upcycled” furniture and seasonal home decor.

Other participants include The Maine Beer Shed and Rolling Fatties.

Most venues will be serving light refreshments.

For more information, visit Kingfield Friday Artwalk’s Facebook page or email Patty Thomas(

The next Kingfield Friday Artwalk is Feb. 3.

“Tempestuous Ocean,” painting (detail) by Susan Berry Taylor, the featured artist at the High Peaks Artisan Guild Gallery next to Longfellow’s Restaurant on Main Street. (Image courtesy the artist)

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