Kennebunk Free Library announced its next Speers Gallery exhibit will feature the works of Madeleine P. Hopkins, opening Monday, Aug. 1. Above, Otter Cove, Autumn. Courtesy image

Kennebunk Free Library announced its next Speers Gallery exhibit, Peace of My Mind, by Madeleine P. Hopkins, opening Monday, Aug. 1. The exhibit is a visual memoir of her art and prose, and consists of 33 landscape paintings or prints coupled with the written word. Hopkins uses a combination of oil, acrylic, watercolor and pastel.

The public is invited to attend an artist reception on Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 1 to 3 p.m. Masks are required.

Hopkins was born in Philadelphia, grew up in Gladwyne, Pennsylvania, and moved to southern Maine in 1987. She is a graduate of Rhode Island School of Design with a bachelor of fine arts in illustration and has worked as an illustrator, painter, interior designer, gallery owner/manager, architectural designer and she is also a self-published author.

Her paintings hang in several public and private collections, including Barn Gallery/Ogunquit Art Association in Ogunquit, Hole in the Wall Studioworks in Raymond, Maine, and Roux & Cyr International Gallery in Portland. Hopkins lives in southern Maine with her husband, Chris.

Still Life with Ocean View by Madeleine P. Hopkins. Courtesy image

The public is invited to view the exhibit in the library’s Speers Gallery Aug. 1-31 at 112 Main St., Kennebunk, during regular library hours when the gallery is not in use for library programs. For information about library hours and gallery access, visit www.kennebunklibrary.org.

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