Presque Isle, Maine—Wintergreen Arts Center is hosting the inspiring work of local artist Filomena Irving during the month of February. Her Opening Reception, “Anticipation,” will be held on February 7, 2020, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, during Presque Isle’s First Friday Downtown Art Walk.
“Entering a new decade, reflecting on past, present and future works, are central to my show,” said Irving. “In art as in music, anticipation is the introduction of a part of a body of work which is about to follow in full.”
Filomena Irving is a native of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and a former middle school science teacher in Washburn.
Five years ago Filomena burst onto the local art scene after attending a painting workshop hosted by the renowned artist, Tim Gagnon. That experience sparked a new career for Filomena resulting in prolific art sales, commissioned pieces, a collection of wearable art including scarves, beanies, athletic wear, as well as bags, yoga mats, greeting cards, and more.
Filomena works in acrylics and watercolor. Her subjects are predominantly landscapes, seascapes, and florals. Her passion for travel and gardening often translate themselves into her paintings.
Filomena Irving currently lives on a farm in Washburn with her husband Scott.
She invites the public to, “Join me as I embark on an artistic journey into this new decade full of expectation, hope, and joy coupled with a reflective journey through my works, past, present and future.”
The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served with music provided by Janice Santos.