TREMONT — Mount Desert artist Roberta Sprague’s collages are on display and for sale at the Bass Harbor Memorial Library, 89 Bernard Road, Bernard.
“Light and color are elusive qualities, offering ever-changing patterns that vary with the movement of branches and shadows through the landscape, with the seasons, the time of day and the weather,” Sprague said.
“My work is about these patterns. I create collages by first hand painting paper. I then build layers of color and texture with oil paint and oil pastel with the collaged paper, then making shapes and designs that provide layers of color, light and pattern. I sometimes accent these patterns with other media, such as colored pencil, watercolors and neocolor sticks to add texture and line, visual moments for the eye to focus on.”
Sprague was born and raised in a suburb of New York City and moved to Maine shortly after receiving her bachelor’s degree from the Syracuse University School of Art in 1970. She became interested in special needs children while sharing art with them. As a result, she worked with children with communication disorders for many years. At the same time, she continued to make and sell her own art.
Sprague has work available at Chapter Two in Corea, Spruce & Gussey in Bar Harbor, Eclectia in Southwest Harbor and The Landing Gallery in Rockland. She has work on display as part of the Davistown Museum’s Maine Artist Guild. She and her husband live on Mount Desert Island.
Call 244-3798, go to the library’s Facebook page or visit www.bassharborlibrary.com.