Last week I drove down Route 1 for a ways into the village of Wiscasset. I was on my way to visit the artist Lari Washburn (in real life!). Lari and I had exchanged emails and blog comments before, but this was our first meeting in person. Lari's kitchen was filled with the aroma of fesh cranberry nut bread, and when she made us coffee we sat down to talk about being an artist in Maine.
What a treat it was to discover that we share many similar ideas both as women and artists. Our studios, our homes, our gardens and our lives were all carefully tended to as artistic pursuits. While we were drawn to the quite, the solitude and the uninterrupted beauty of life in Maine, making connections with other artists was becoming important to us.
Lari recently added ceramics to her repertoire and she studies with 'another' Ingrid at her studio in Edgecomb, Maine.
I think Lari's work reflects a quiet rhythm that one finds here in Maine. There is a subtlety in her palette, yet her surfaces are rich with texture much like the landscape of our winters. You can see more of her work here. And please poke around her blog- Lari has a quiet a knack for discovering things, people and places I didn't know I loved!
Thank you Lari!