About Us

art, conservation, and community in midcoast maine.

Susan Lewis Baines

Painter & Co-owner of The Kelpie Gallery

Susan devotes her experience to the careful curation of each show and event at The Kelpie, maintaining her own studio on premise.

Current Work

A lifetime art student and retired goldsmith, Susan’s work is diverse in both subject matter and medium. Highways and skyways, farm and marine life are all depicted predominantly in oils, but Susan will also be found working in watercolor, colored pencil, and ink. Susan’s most recent works are presented by silver leaf accent on gesso board––demonstrating a unique and blustery view of otherwise ordinary subjects.

A Note from Susan

After over 20 years as a goldsmith, I have changed focus to canvas instead of gold, and paint instead of gems to create an expression of life as I see it. Moving from the tight and fine tolerance of jewelry to the lose and more expressive experience of painting has freed my creative mind. Now, to be in the studio and create!

I maintain my studio in The Kelpie and welcome visitors to step into my workspace and see various projects and techniques in motion, as well as completed paintings unique to studio guests.

I invite you to stop in!

See you soon!

While you’re still here, check out what’s going on at The Kelpie today.

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