Announcing 2022 Brush with Nature Artists

Maine Audubon is pleased to announce the selection of 26 Maine-based artists who will participate in the 2022 Brush with Nature: Plein Air Painting Event and Art Auction fundraiser. We received twice as many applicants as last year and are excited to see this event grow.  Thanks to Christian Adame, Peggy L. Osher Director of Learning and Community Collaboration at the Portland Museum of Art, for jurying the submissions.

This year, we hope you will be inspired to create in our sanctuaries along with the artists.  Join us during the public painting weekend, August 27 and 28, to watch and support the artists at work. We’ll have family-friendly art and nature activities to get you engaged creatively with nature as well!

The 26 resulting paintings will be available to preview online and at Gilsland Farm in Falmouth from September 18 through September 29, followed by a live auction event on Thursday, September 29. More details to come in July.

If you would like to volunteer to support the artists during the public painting weekend, or help our staff during the auction, please send an email to

Thanks to all who help make this event possible!

2022 Participating Artists and their sanctuary assignments

Sarah Baskin, Josephine Newman, Georgetown
M.J. Benson, East Point, Biddeford Pool
Lisa Blanchard, Mast Landing, Freeport
Michael Boardman, Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough
Mary Brooking, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Michael Brown, Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough
Christine Cahalane, Hamilton, West Bath
Sara Gray, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Jane Herbert, Josephine Newman, Georgetown
Rabee Kiwan, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Lisa Kyle, Josephine Newman, Georgetown
Christine Labaree, Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough
Marguerite Lawler, Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough
Michelle Leavy, Mast Landing, Freeport
Rebekah Lowell, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Bruce McMillan, East Point, Biddeford Pool
Kerrin Parkinson, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Timothy Parks, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Chris Reed, East Point, Biddeford Pool
Patricia Lawrence Ritzo, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Matthew Russ, Hamilton, West Bath
Joyce Smith, Hamilton, West Bath
Linda Sullivan, East Point, Biddeford Pool
Michael E. Vermette, East Point, Biddeford Pool
Russel Whitten, Gilsland Farm, Falmouth
Graham Wood, Scarborough Marsh, Scarborough