Painting by Claudia Diller. Contributed photo

The Rangeley Friends of the Arts plans to host a reception for “Seasons in Maine,” paintings Claudia Diller, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, at the Lakeside Contemporary Art Gallery, located in the lobby of the RFA Lakeside Theater, at 2493 Main St. in Rangeley. The exhibit continues through Aug. 18.

A professional graphic designer/illustrator, Diller came to Maine as a teenager, and became a full-time resident soon thereafter. Dividing her time between the western mountains and the coast, her paintings represent those two worlds.

Essentially self-taught, her work is an honest reflection of her own mental meandering, and a diary of the way she sees the world. She use acrylic, watercolor, and gouache, and has completed commercial illustrations, children’s books and individual commissions in all three mediums.

She posts a blog of weekly paintings, and also paints 12 images every year for her “Peaceful Places” wall and desk calendars, and note cards. Her work can be viewed and purchased at www.claudiadiller.com, and on Facebook at Claudia Diller Art.

Summer Gallery hours are  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday-Saturday.

For more information, visit rangeleyarts.org.

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