The Kennebunk Free Library’s October exhibition is Captured Creations Photo Artistry in 8×12, the digital artistic photography of Bill Thomson. The public is invited to view the exhibit at 112 Main St., Kennebunk, during regular library hours when the gallery is not in use for library programs (Monday and Tuesday 9:30 a.m. – 8 p.m., Wednesday 12:30 – 8 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.).
Since I developed my first roll of film in my grandfathers chemical darkroom, Ive been fascinated by both the magic and the complexity of the art and science of photography,” said Thomson. “Three years ago, I discovered the online photo artistry classes by Sebastian Michaels and my passion for creating and developing images was reignited, using a computer as my darkroom and artistic medium.
“When I travel I like to spend a lot of time outdoors, so I tend to create scenic images. I use my cameras to capture moments, or parts of a scene, as a painter might use a sketchbook. Then I assemble and combine the different pieces to create my finished art. Painters interpret moments of time with images that they create from memory, sketches or life drawings. Photographers capture time with images that didnt exist before their shutter snapped, and that will be forever different after. Through my photo artistry, I am attempting to combine the immediacy of photography with the deliberation of painting.”
Thomson is a member of the Awake: Living the Photo Artistic Life Group, and continues his training with a select group of artists in the Kaizen project. He noted he’s inspired by the works of Edward Hopper, Edward Betts, Rockwell Kent and the Wyeth family.
Bill is also the proprietor of a seasonal gift shop, Whispering Sands Gifts in York Beach, where he sells his art.
Kennebunk Free Library is pleased to be the first to exhibit Bills work.