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Painter’s Forum with Rob Pollien

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April 21, 2023 @ 1:00 pm 3:00 pm

a painting of the coast of Maine—Oak Hill Bluff—with deep blue water, a pastel lavender sky, dark browns and blacks on the ground and a pine covered bluff
Robert Pollien, Oak Hill Bluff

3rd Fridays of the Month starting March 17

This four-part Painter’s Forum, which meets online once a month, fosters engagement with one’s work while sharing with a community of fellow painters.  Discuss your work with fellow painters while working on a series of cumulative, sequential exercises that promote greater depth of expression and increased technical mastery. 


  1. Preparatory studies: thumbnail drawings, color studies, building a painting from the ground up
  2. Composition
  3. Working and composing with color. Exploring the color theory work of Itten, Albers and Zorn
  4. Additional topics as they arise in our discussions focusing on building effective visual language

Rob earned his MFA from the University of Pennsylvania and attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. In 2019, he was one of Acadia National Park’s Resident Artists. Robert has received support from the Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation, the Monhegan Artists’ Residency Corporation, the Joseph A. Fiore Art Center at Rolling Acres Farm, and the Brush Creek Foundation for the Arts. He has also been awarded the Maine Arts Commission Individual Artist Fellowship for painting. His paintings are in numerous corporate, public, and private collections. He is represented by Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, the Littlefield Gallery in Winter Harbor, Maine and Artemis Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine. He teaches at the University of Maine in Orono and shared a few of his teaching videos with us. 

Cost: $195; $170 for Farnsworth members