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Painters to be Featured at WHA Gallery

The works of two painters will be on display at the Central Maine Medical Center Woman's Hospital Association (WHA) Rotating Art Gallery.

A collection of paintings by Julia Nichols of Yarmouth and Joyce Coyne of Auburn will be shown from November 7 through December 5.

Nichols graduated from the University of Maine with a degree in chemistry, and worked in the pulp and paper industry for many years. Though drawn towards the arts, she didn't start painting seriously until she was in her thirties. She studied art studies at Westbrook College, the University of Southern Maine, and Maine College of Art. A painting workshop on Monhegan Island inspired her to study landscape painting with well-known artists like Don Stone and Charles Movalli.

In 2000, she left the paper industry after 24 years to paint full-time. Most of her paintings are done on location, and she paints in coastal Maine, including the woods and marshes of Yarmouth, Freeport, and Acadia National Park. She has visited Ireland and England as well.
She is represented by the Fore Street Gallery in Portland, and Sebascodegan Gallery in Harpswell.

Joyce Coyne is a watercolorist artist from Auburn who paints on location to produce work that she describes as having "an impressionistic feel with a touch of realism."

Coyne has participated in art festivals for several years. She has been involved in set design for "Peter Pan", "Jekyll and Hyde", and the latest production at Lewiston-Auburn Community Little Theater called "Spamalot". As part of the staff at the Franco Center for Heritage and the Performing Arts in Lewiston, she is responsible for planning and executing motifs and decor for their many events, weddings, and concerts.

Over the years, Coyne has painted many gardens, homes and murals in the greater Lewiston-Auburn area and her style has become recognizable.

The artwork may be purchased through the WHA Gift Shop, located adjacent to the Main Lobby at CMMC. A percentage of sale proceeds benefit CMMC.

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