Kaitlyn Metcalf was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, where she was raised on crawfish, po-boys, Bloody Mary’s, Jazz Fest and Mardi Gras. Kaitlyn was fortunate enough to attend the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts, followed by Maine College of Art in Portland. After graduating with Honors, in Painting and Art History, this Southern Belle ventured even further north to settle in Downeast Maine and begin creating at Moss Keep Studio. Now, her studio is nestled in the woods, with Acadia in her dooryard.
She is currently best known for her Starboard Series, paintings of boats on charts of the waters they sail, as well as paintings of Maine Men, which highlight hardworking Maine Fishermen, incorporating barnacles into circular canvases.
Kaitlyn will be creating 100 paintings to celebrate Acadia’s 100 years! Through the use of the park’s archives, Kaitlyn will create paintings reflective of Acadia’s colorful history. Through paint, she will bring to life objects and images most park visitors know and love, as well as others that they may never get a chance to see. The series is titled Century One: Acadia.
All original paintings will be done in acrylic and available for purchase, primarily through her website, as well as various venues throughout Maine. In addition to the paintings, limited edition prints of each work will be created along with a commemorative book. To further celebrate, all 100 paintings will be featured in an exhibit which will travel to multiple venues in Maine throughout 2016.
When you become a collector of the Century One: Acadia series, Friends of Acadia will receive a portion of your artwork’s sales proceeds, helping to continue their amazing work in promoting and cultivating stewardship for Acadia National Park.
The 100 artworks painting process will be documented on her website, www.MossKeepStudio.com, with sneak peeks of the works as they evolve.