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Nov 18, 2017

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Savory Maine Organic Restaurant

Savory Maine Organic Restaurant, 11 Water St., Damariscotta, ME



Paintings by Chelsea artist Sandra Leinonen Dunn

Damariscotta’s Savory Maine Dining & Provisions is pleased to exhibit the paintings of Chelsea artist Sandra Leinonen Dunn through November and December.

Dunn is best known for her realistic still lifes, lyrical florals, and Maine landscapes. In her work she seeks to capture a fleeting moment of joyful beauty. A native Mainer, she finds the beauty of the state a continual source of inspiration, from the hayfields to the harbor and island scenery. She uses color intuitively, and her loose brushstrokes give her paintings a joyful vitality.

Dunn says of her work, “I paint because it is my way of being on the world. It is my meditation on life and my way of finding peace and creating beauty. I paint in a realistic though somewhat impressionistic style, and the focus of most of my painting is on nature. I work in oils and acrylics, and my preferred subjects are still life and landscapes. My work in photography has inspired me as an artist, and has allowed me to observe in great detail the wonderful design and beauty in nature.”

In addition to being an artist, Dunn is a photographer, teacher, and a published children’s book illustrator. She is represented by several prominent Maine galleries, including Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery in Portland, Kelpie Gallery in South Thomaston, Art Space Gallery in Rockland, and the Lupine Gallery on Mohegan Island. She is also represented by the esteemed Cortile Gallery in Provincetown, Massachusetts. Her works are part of private collections throughout the United States and abroad.

Dunn holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts degree as well as a Bachelor of Science degree in Art Education, both from the University of Southern Maine. She also studied at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts School, Whitelands College in London, Maine College of Art, the University of Maine at Augusta, and the Round Top Center for the Arts. She has a studio in Chelsea, Maine where she lives with her husband, photographer Steven. R. Dunn.

Savory Maine is located at 11 Water St., Damariscotta. It is open five days a week, serving lunch and dinner from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. It is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday. The restaurant sources most of its food from Maine, and essentially all of it is organically grown, wild harvested, or grass fed.

For more information, call 563-2111, ‘like’ Savory Maine on Facebook, or visit