Description Mount Kathadin is Maine's highest peak. It is also the beginning or the end, depending on your point of view, of the Applalacian Trail. It is located in Baxter State Park in northern Maine. We visited there to do some hiking and as a painting venture. Hiking Kathadin was beyond our ability, having done very little hiking in the last five years, but we did make our way up another lesser peak, South Turner Mountain. I did some painting at the peak until it began to rain and we headed down. On the way down the mountain we pretty much ran into a moose. The next day we went looking for scenes for me to paint. After spending a little more than an hour working on painting Doubletop Mountain a forest ranger came by. He told us of this spot, that had a great view of the whole mountain range, including Mount Kathadin. I took lots of pictures and nearly six months later, finished the painting.18' x 24', oil on canvas
Barbara Busenbark, Hampton Falls, NH. Member Since October 2010 Artist Statement I am a painter. While New England is my home, and most of my paintings reflect that, I also enjoy traveling and painting different places. The joy of painting is a cycle of give and take for me. While I paint I am fully immersed, consumed and focused in the act of painting. It is a release from which I emerge with a sense of personal growth and expression, always reaching and learning. It is also a means of communication, sharing how I see the world with others. Also feeding the hunger to create is how my work is received. When people look at my work and are impacted by it in a way that brings joy and contentment the cycle is both completed and renewed to start again. With that, the vibrant colors of my paintings are alive, I am alive.