Franklin Street Art Series. Whole Foods. Portland, Maine

Franklin Street Art Series. Whole Foods. Portland, Maine

Photos by Cliff Kucine

Franklin Street Art Series. Whole Foods. Portland, Maine. American Artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, paints projects next to Whole Foods.

Franklin Street Art Series. Whole Foods. Portland, Maine

Franklin Street Series: Oil Painting Series Based on the views and culture along Franklin Street. Portland, Maine. Photographer Cliff Kucine captured artist, Erin McGee Ferrell, LIVE Painting.

“Franklin Street is the main artery into Portland. Every day I travel it. Along one side is the retail like Whole Foods, Planet Dog, and Verizon. Along the other side is low income housing. At the base of the street is Back Cove where people jog, and at the top is a Huge Catholic Cathedral. In the summer time I can see the Cruise Ships’ Tails looming above the city as I drive up Franklin Street. This series of work will have two parts. One, the views along Franklin, and the second a time lapse of the Urban Community Garden next to the low income housing.

As I paint along Franklin I have conversations with the homeless population which daily stands on the medians to beg. The Urban Garden series puts me in the path of Portland’s Sudanese community who live in that housing area and love to garden.”

Franklin Street I

Community Garden in March

Erin McGee Ferrell. American Artist

Artist Statement 2015
Erin McGee Ferrell is inspired by architecture merging with landscape. The artist notices the spaces of sky and buildings between suspended electrical lines, seeking to paint the moments of sky that occur between the floors of a parking garage. Drawing is the foundation of her work as an artist. McGee Ferrell’s work may scream abstraction, but underneath adheres to visual accuracy and measurement. Addicted to adrenaline, the artist paints in highly public places where she is forced to paint fast and true. Recent work has focused on the merging of urban and coastal architectural structures in Philadelphia and Maine. McGee Ferrell is a natural entrepreneur who is determined to be an influential and important Contemporary American Artist.

Erin McGee Ferrell studied oil painting at Mount Holyoke College, Pennsylvania Academy of Art, University of the Arts Philadelphia, and The University of Louisville, KY. She has studied and created art in Italy and Nigeria. Collectors include TD Ameritrade, AtlantiCare New Jersey, Jones Lang LaSalle Americas, INC. Philadelphia, The Episcopal Diocese of Boston, the CEO of Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines, and professional athlete Kimmo Timonen.