“Totman Cove #8”
9 x 12 in.
Felicity Sidwell paints mostly en plein air, finding the capture of the changing moods of land and sea a constant joy and inspiration. Although her style is recognizably hers, Felicity never knows quite how each piece will turn out. Each scene in the unique light of that day requires a different approach. Some paintings are done entirely with a palette knife and on other occasions the diversity of brush work more powerfully conveys the mood.
Felicity’s work can be found at www.sidwellartgallery.com, and in her Sidwell Art Gallery in the little fishing village of West Point in Phippsburg, Maine. She is also represented by River Arts Gallery in Damariscotta, Maine, and the Boothbay Region Art Foundation in Boothbay Harbor, Maine.
Felicity Sidwell grew up in England and came to America with her husband in 1971. She studied at Silvermine School of Art and later, under Alex Shundi, at the Wooster Art School in Connecticut. Despite winning several awards for her watercolors while her children were young, Felicity has now returned to oils which she finds a more expressive medium. Always studying and growing as her work evolves, Felicity seeks out artists to help her address different aspects of where she is along her artistic journey. Most recently she has studied with Eric Aho, Scott Christensen and Anne Blair Brown.
In 2007 Felicity and her husband made the move from their Connecticut farm, where they had raised a family along with chickens and sheep, to Maine, with stunning views of a salt marsh and a summer cottage perched on the rocks above Casco Bay where Felicity has her gallery.