Petri Dish Series: Trees. Maine Foliage and Flower Oil Paintings

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Petri Dish Series: Trees. Maine Foliage and Flower Oil Paintings

Petri Dish Series: Trees. Maine Foliage and Flower Oil Paintings. Erin McGee Ferrell, Contemporary Scientific Microbiology Art. ArtistAmerican.com

Petri Dish Series: Trees

Each 24 x 24 inches. Mixed Media on Wood. 2017

 

Petri Dish Series: Milkweed

Each piece 30 x 40 inches. 2017

Petri Dish Series: Sand

24 x 24 inches. 2017

Summer Trees: 36 x 84 inches and 48 x 84 inches. 2017

Butterfly. 24 x 48 inches. Mixed Media on Wood. 2017

Oil Paintings:

Available through Portland Art Gallery. Maine

Watercolor Summer. Following Toby Gordon, Miroslav Sasek

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Watercolor Summer. Following Toby Gordon, Miroslav Sasek

Watercolor Summer. Following Toby Gordon, Miroslav Sasek. Erin McGee Ferrell works on paper. Emulating 1960 Illustrator and Maine Artist friend.

“These past months I have been inspired by my fellow artist, Toby Gordon. She daily is posting new works on paper on instagram. I so love the freshness of each of her beautiful sketches I spent time this summer revisiting watercolors. At the same time a friend passed along a children’s book to me authored and illustrated by Miroslav Sasek. Below I’ve copy and pasted some Wikipedia info on the 1960’s artist. What started for my in New Orleans and has continued through the Cape Elizabeth’s Maine Paint For Preservation has been an enthusiastic re-exploration of ink, pen, and water.”

Toby Gordon. Selected works. Her website Here.

TobyGordonArt.com

Miroslav Sasek

M. Sasek was born in Prague in 1916 and died in Switzerland in 1980. He worked as a painter and illustrator for most of his life. Starting with This is Paris published in 1958, the books he wrote painted a delightful and evocative picture of some of the world’s great cities (and countries!). Read more:

http://www.miroslavsasek.com/

Erin McGee Ferrell. Summer Watercolors.

Erin McGee Ferrell

www.ArtistAmerican.com

“I am a fearless and passionate explorer of materials, seeking to alter environments and evoke transformation.” “I place big paintings on medical walls to distract patients from pain.”

Erin McGee Ferrell creates large 2-D mixed media installations for Corporate and HealthCare Interior Spaces. She also creates large Urban Architectural Oil Paintings on the streets of Portland, Maine and Philadelphia, PA. McGee Ferrell creates art in public places where onlookers collaborate with the artist in the creative process and outcome. Nationally recognized, McGee Ferrell’s paintings are collected by Private and Commercial institutions, including TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale. Her Maine Oil paintings can be purchased through Portland Art Gallery, Portland, Maine. Her work has been highlighted at the Arnot Museum, NY. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and University of the Arts Philadelphia. McGee Ferrell has also studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University of Louisville in Italy, School for International Training in Nigeria, and Maine College of Art.

Artist in Hospital Project. Maine Arts Commission Award

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Artist in Hospital Project. Maine Arts Commission Award

Artist in Hospital Project. Maine Arts Commission Award. Erin McGee Ferrell Granted Arts Health Care Initiative. Altering Environment. ArtistAmerican.com

Artist in Hospital Project. Maine Arts Commission Award

“I will spend 8 weeks as a LIVE artist in a Maine Hospital ER waiting room. My observations made from painting in public on the streets for twenty five years as a professional artist can be directly compared/ contrasted and surveyed in a specific Health Care setting.” Erin McGee Ferrell

Funded in part by a grant from The Maine Arts Commission, an independent state agency supported by the National Endowment for the Arts.

 

I am excited about this exploration into how a working visual artist can gain a foothold in the Health Care Industry. At this time art can be found in hospitals on walls and in therapy programs. Yet active Visual artists alter environments and evoke transformation in stressful situations. This project will allow me to research and document more opportunities for collaboration between the arts and Health.

Watching a LIVE Artist in the Hospital ER waiting room expands upon my previous Pecha Kucha from the 2015 Global Alliance for Arts and Health in Houston, Texas, “The LIVE Artist in the Hospital Lobby.” After two years of continuing to paint in variety of public spaces my observations of outcomes remain the same. Live Artists alter environments, induce relaxation, and create spontaneous community. The artist creating alters the environment from one of fear and anxiety to one of engaged curiosity. The presence of the active artist induces relaxation for those who watch. Spontaneous community occurs around the artist. Patients and families talk with each other.

The working visual artist in the Hospital ER Waiting Room alters the environment, induces relaxation, and creates spontaneous Community.

1. Watching an artist create while sitting in an ER waiting room induces relaxation in patients and their families.

2. Having an artist creating in the ER waiting room alters the stressful environment.

3. Spontaneous Community forms around the active artist, bridging strangers of all ethnicity.

4. Reinforces the Artist’s role as an active verses passive healer in Health Care Environments

Over the past two years I have worked with Maine’s refugee communities. Whole Foods Market Maine sponsored my Art/ Urban Garden initiative bridging diverse economic communities using visual art. My family has provided a home for two Sudanese children of a refugee mother for the past year. My experience in medical and health clinics with the children and also within the refugee community places me in direct engagement with this population group and their eyes into the health care environment.
My work as a professional artist and educator has spanned twenty five years. The experience I have renders me comfortable in all mediums and practices of Visual Art Creating. Each time I set up a work space in the ER waiting room I will bring nontoxic painting, drawing, or collage materials. I will be actively seeking viewer engagement in the art making through explanation of what I am doing or by offering art making opportunities. The work which is produced through this exploration in alternative art making environments, though not the end goal, will be documented and put on my blog. Quantifiable data from participants surveyed will be presented at the North American Organization for Arts in Health Care’s biannual conference and also to the Maine Arts Commission. The project will be artistically strong in the variety of materials explored, the proficiency which I weld the materials, and the overall documentation and presentation of this research.

Erin McGee Ferrell is attending the National Organization
For Arts In Health (NOAH) Conference September 2017. Austin, Texas.

Are you interested in collaborating with Erin on this project? Contact me.

 

Moth Story Slam New Orleans. KARMA. Erin M Ferrell Artist 

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Moth Story Slam New Orleans. KARMA. Erin M Ferrell Artist

Moth Story Slam New Orleans. Theme KARMA. Erin McGee Ferrell Artist. Contemporary Urban Painter first place winner. LIVE Radio Hour NPR. ArtistAmerican.com

Contemporary Urban Painter first place winner. LIVE Radio Hour NPR. ArtistAmerican.com

Moth Story Slam NEW ORLEANS. KARMA. Erin M Ferrell Artist

Moth Story Slam New Orleans. KARMA. Erin M Ferrell Artist

LISTEN TO ERIN’S 5 minute First Place STORY

New Orleans Story Slam May 2017

“Pam Main and I traveled to New Orleans from Philadelphia and Maine May 2017. Pam wrote Movie scripts and I painted in The French Quarter all week. Half way through I saw that a Moth Story Slam was happening. I listen to The Moth in Maine every Sunday night on NPR Radio. After dragging my friend to event and convincing her to submit her name we ended up winning first and second place! The theme was KARMA and we both shared great stories!!!”

Listen HERE

Erin McGee Ferrell

About The MOTH:

Moth StorySLAMs are open-mic storytelling competitions, held in 26 cities around the world. They are open to anyone with a five-minute story to share on the night’s theme.

When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth “hat.” A half hour later, names are picked, and one by one, storytellers take the stage. The ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience. Each StorySLAM generates a StorySLAM winner. After ten SLAMs, the winners face off in a GrandSLAM Championship.

  • Contestants are judged on sticking to the five-minute time frame, sticking to the theme and having a story that has a conflict and a resolution.
Contemporary Urban Painter first place winner. LIVE Radio Hour NPR. ArtistAmerican.com

Moth Story Slam NEW ORLEANS. KARMA. Erin M Ferrell Artist

Erin McGee Ferrell www.ArtistAmerican.com “I am a fearless and passionate explorer of materials, seeking to alter environments and evoke transformation.” “I place big paintings on medical walls to distract patients from pain.” Erin McGee Ferrell creates large 2-D mixed media installations for Corporate and Health Care Interior Spaces. She also creates large Urban Architectural Oil Paintings on the streets of Portland, Maine and Philadelphia, PA. McGee Ferrell creates art in public places where onlookers collaborate with the artist in the creative process and outcome. Nationally recognized, McGee Ferrell’s paintings are collected by Private and Commercial institutions, including TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, professional hockey player Kimmo Timonen, and America’s Cup Winner- Robert James Gale. Her Maine Oil paintings can be purchased through Portland Art Gallery, Portland, Maine. Her work has been highlighted at the Arnot Museum, NY. She is a graduate of Mount Holyoke College and University of the Arts Philadelphia. McGee Ferrell has also studied at Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, University of Louisville in Italy, School for International Training in Nigeria, and Maine College of Art.

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Plein Air Painting Auction 2017

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Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Plein Air Painting Auction 2017

Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Plein Air Painting Auction 2017. Contemporary American Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, Maine Lobster Truck Art. ArtistAMERICAN.com

Photos by Dave Dostie with Maine Magazine

PAINT FOR PRESERVATION 2017

10th Annual Wet Paint Auction Benefit

Sunday, July 9, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:30 p.m.

Breakwater Farm Road, Cape Elizabeth, Maine

30 Artists selected by Greenhut Gallery Owners, Kelley Lehr and John Danos.

“I created four large paintings over the weekend event. From Sun up to sun down. Maine Lobster Truck, was the painting I chose to donate for the Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Event. The other three works which depict the Cliff Walk of Fort Williams can be purchased through Portland Art Gallery.”

Erin McGee Ferrell

Photos by Erin McGee Ferrell

Maine Lobster Truck. 30 x 40 inches. Oil on Linen. EMFerrell SOLD

Erin McGee Ferrell

Collection of MaryAnne and Chris Cary.

Three Other Paintings Erin McGee Ferrell Created over the Plein Air Event Weekend:

“Stone Sculptures along The Cliff Walk. Fort Williams, Maine I, II, III

36 x 36 inches. Oil and Mixed Media on wood. Portland Art Gallery, Maine.