- 100 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 x 27 cm
- Additional Authors
- Frey, Philip.Little, Carl,
- Summary: Here and Now offers readers, collectors, and art aficionando a selection of recent work by Philip Frey, one of Maine's most accomplished painters. Philip Frey is one of the handful of artists responsible for changing the course of Maine painting. Philip Frey: Here and Now is a book for anyone who appreciates Maine and bold art. Daniel Kany, art critic for the Portland Press Herald, writes that “Frey’s art occupies the nexus between contemporary painting and brushy traditionalism. If there is a focus to this new direction in Maine painting, his art is it.” Author of a number of books on Maine art and artists, Carl Little explores art-historical influences on Frey from the Fauvists and Matisse to Rockwell Kent and Howard Hodgkin, and traces the history of landscape painting in Maine, revealing how Frey’s bold colors and dynamic brushwork set him apart. “His palette is strong and fresh, his approach painterly in a manner akin to Fairfield Porter and other devoted plein air painters,” writes Little. Beautiful reproductions of Frey’s portraits of Maine provide eloquent testimony of Frey’s vibrant originality.