Exhibition | FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE

July 18 - August 9, 2024

KEN DEWAARD
JESSICA LEE IVES
NATHANIEL MEYER

5-7pm THURSDAY, JULY 18
Opening Reception and Camden Art Walk

5pm THURSDAY, JULY 25
Jessica Lee Ives Artist Talk


Bending the Sails

$7,000
Ken DeWaard
Bending the Sails
oil on linen, 30x40"

A Schooner Night

$5,000
Ken DeWaard
A Schooner Night
oil on linen, 24x36"

A Morning Stroll

$3,200
Ken DeWaard
A Morning Stroll
oil on canvas, 18x24"

Let the Race Begin

$3,200
Ken DeWaard
Let the Race Begin
oil on canvas, 18x24"

Morning of the Race

$3,200
Ken DeWaard
Morning of the Race
oil on canvas, 18x24"

An Evening in the Harbor

$1,800
Ken DeWaard
An Evening in the Harbor
oil on linen panel, 12x16"

Preseason Dance

$2,400
Ken DeWaard
Preseason Dance
oil on canvas, 16x20"

Little Harbor Town

$1,800
Ken DeWaard
Little Harbor Town
oil on canvas, 12x16"

Evening Drive

$1,200
Ken DeWaard
Evening Drive
oil on canvas, 8x16"

Morning in Waiting

$2,600
Ken DeWaard
Morning in Waiting
oil on canvas, 12x24"

Quiet Afternoon on the Porch

$1,800
Ken DeWaard
Quiet Afternoon on the Porch
oil on canvas, 12x16"

Hot Day in the Harbor

$1,800
Ken DeWaard
Hot Day in the Harbor
oil on canvas, 12x16"

Buoyancy

$10,000
Jessica Lee Ives
Buoyancy
oil on panel, 48x48"

Gifted Moment

$8,000
Jessica Lee Ives
Gifted Moment
oil on panel, 36x48"

Our Story

$7,000
Jessica Lee Ives
Our Story
oil on panel, 40x40"

Seraphic

$12,000
Jessica Lee Ives
Seraphic
oil on panel, 48x60"

Suspended Animation I

$2,300
Jessica Lee Ives
Suspended Animation I
oil on panel, 18x18"

Suspended Animation II

$2,300
Jessica Lee Ives
Suspended Animation II
oil on panel, 18x18"

Suspended Animation III

SOLD
Jessica Lee Ives
Suspended Animation III
oil on panel, 18x18"

Only Water

SOLD
Jessica Lee Ives
Only Water
oil on panel, 24x60"

Light Water Magnetism

$10,000
Jessica Lee Ives
Light Water Magnetism
oil on panel, 40x60"

Wassataquiok

$3,200
Jessica Lee Ives
Wassataquiok
oil on panel, 24x24"

Walking, Wading

$3,200
Jessica Lee Ives
Walking, Wading
oil on panel, 24x24"

Island Magnetism

$2,300
Jessica Lee Ives
Island Magnetism
oil on panel, 18x18"

Baptism

SOLD
Jessica Lee Ives
Baptism
oil on panel, 8x10"

Holographic

$1,000
Jessica Lee Ives
Holographic
oil on panel, 8x10"

Hydrophile

$1,000
Jessica Lee Ives
Hydrophile
oil on panel, 8x10"

Surrender to Surroundings

$1,000
Jessica Lee Ives
Surrender to Surroundings
oil on panel, 8x10"

Buyan

$7,000
Nathaniel Meyer
Buyan
oil on canvas, 48x36"

Oasis

SOLD
Nathaniel Meyer
Oasis
oil on canvas, 36x48"

Forest Pond

$2,500
Nathaniel Meyer
Forest Pond
oil on canvas, 18x24"

Argentate Day

$2,000
Nathaniel Meyer
Argentate Day
oil on canvas, 20x16"

Cascade

$2,500
Nathaniel Meyer
Cascade
oil on canvas, 24x18"

The Frog Prince

SOLD
Nathaniel Meyer
The Frog Prince
oil on canvas, 24x18"

Sunset House III

$2,500
Nathaniel Meyer
Sunset House III
oil on canvas, 24x18"

Vanguard

$1,600
Nathaniel Meyer
Vanguard
oil on canvas, 12x16"


Exhibition | FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE

Ken DeWaard, Jessica Lee Ives, Nathaniel Meyer

July 18 - August 9, 2024

Page Gallery is pleased to present FAR AS THE EYE CAN SEE, new paintings by Ken DeWaard, Jessica Lee Ives, and Nathaniel Meyer. The show highlights three artists whose paintings describe the beauty of the natural world and connection to the landscape. A public opening reception will be held Thursday, July 18, 5-7pm. Jessica Lee Ives will present an artist talk Thursday, July 25 at 5pm.


Plein air painter Ken DeWaard is known for his mastery of composition and capturing the romance of life in Maine. DeWaard's paintings create harmonies from the fleeting effects of light and ever-changing color nuances, embracing the rewards and challenges that arise from painting under an open sky. Working on location, DeWaard gets to know the people who work in the small towns and on the waterfront where he paints. His paintings have a personal connection to the landscape and the people who inhabit it.

Ken DeWaard (b. 1962) is a plein air painter based in Hope, Maine. Ken DeWaard studied painting at the American Academy of Art in Chicago and continued his early training at the acclaimed Palette and Chisel Academy of Fine Art. Ken lived and painted in the Driftless area of Wisconsin for 14 years before moving to Maine with his family.


“[Jessica’s paintings] reveal her intense, personal engagement with the complex, often mysterious, act of seeing.” — Suzette McAvoy in Maine Home + Design

Jessica Lee Ives is fascinated by water and our interaction with it. Whether swimming, fishing, or hiking, Camden artist Jessica Lee Ives paints dynamic figures immersed in nature.  Brushstrokes create layers of color and swirling movement, building an illusion of reflection and refraction. Subsumed by the movement of water and reflection of sunlight, Ives' figures are inseparable from their natural surroundings. Her paintings transport us to the lake or ice cold ocean, reminding us of healing moments of buoyancy and immersion. Ives' paintings are filled with adventure, vitality, natural beauty, and wonder.

Jessica Lee Ives (née Jessica Stammen) (b. 1980) received her B.F.A. from The Cooper Union School of Art and was named one of Glamour Magazine’s Top Ten College Women of 2003. Her work as an artist-in-residence at Ground Zero in New York City after September 11, 2001 earned her the Clark Foundation Fellowship with which she pursued her self-directed M.A. at New York University’s Gallatin School. Jessica also studied anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, clinical massage and movement, all of which continues to inform her paintings.


“They are bright and clearly delineated landscapes that prioritize intense color and imaginative details. They capture moments of uncanny quirk, scenes so engaging they return to us in our dreams, paroxysms of vision.” --Dan Kany on Nathaniel Meyer’s paintings, Portland Press Herald April 2019

Nathaniel Meyer paints the landscape as an idealized world with elements of fantasy. We are taken beyond reality with Meyer’s perfected forms, his use of saturated colors, and cinematic scale. This is a world of magical realism where the landscape is a familiar vision of Maine’s coast and woods, but with elements a little too strange to believe. Meyer’s paintings are futuristic in aesthetic while rooted in the history of Maine landscape painting and the works of artists like NC Wyeth and Rockwell Kent.

Nathaniel Meyer (b. 1976) is a landscape painter based in South Portland and Corea, Maine. Nathaniel received a BFA in painting from Boston University School of Fine Arts and earned his MFA in visual arts from Lesley University College of Art and Design. Meyer was the 2015 recipient of the Monhegan Artists Residency on Monhegan Island, Maine. Nathaniel Meyer’s work was exhibited and added to the permanent collection of the Munakata Shiko Memorial Museum of Art in Aomori, Japan. In addition to painting, Nathaniel records and performs traditional string band music with Matt Meyer and the Gumption Junction and teaches Drawing, Design, and Color Theory at the University of North Georgia.