Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Dock Fore

Sophia in the Garden
Original oil painting  12x16"
by Susan Roux

If you live in Maine, you already know the Portland Art walk is a big deal. It's been in operation for many years and has provided a model for several other cities who've followed suite. The first Friday of the month is reserved for Portland and they continue all year long, even during winter. 

In the beginning it was galleries, studios and the museum open to the public, after hours. It was an opportunity to see artist's at work while sipping wine and nibbling grapes and cheese. The event has grown over the years. Musicians, performers, outdoor vendors and artists have all become part of the action. The streets are filled with every sort of character you can imagine. It's an interesting night out.

I don't live in Portland so being part of the art walk seemed unattainable. Recently I stumbled upon a call to artists who were interested in taking part. I'm happy to say they approved my work and Friday I'll be participating.

The venue is Dock Fore. A nice tiny Irish Pub located at 336 Fore St. in the Old Port. You see it here with the red awning. Shaun McCarthy , the proprietor, has been very nice and welcoming. He'll be more than happy to pour you a brew.

I have 13 pieces hanging around the room. I'll be on location from 5-8, so please do come around to meet me and say hi. It's your opportunity to see my work in person and not through the inferior-quality photos I keep posting for you to see here. My solo exhibit is titled: Scents and Sensuality. It's a combination of figures and floral landscapes.

I hope you stop in. I'll be looking forward to your visit!

Dock Fore
336 Fore St.
Portland, ME

Friday, September 7 from 5-8

Thanks Shaun for this opportunity and to my husband, Mike McAllister, for the photos...


  1. so neat!!! I love the painting you posted...such light!!!

  2. congratulations my friend! you work is just incredible.

  3. Wow, Susan... What a marvelous opportunity!! And thirteen is a healthy number! Congratulations and best of luck.

    I agree with both Kay and Suzanne!

  4. Ah Susan - what a gorgeous painting...wish I could come round and meet you and see your work. Congratulations for being selected to participate in such a wonderful art show. Have a great week.

  5. Beautiful piece, Susan!! So soft and beautiful. Congratulations and the best of luck to you!!!

  6. So pretty, Susan . . . . I sure wish I could be there.

  7. Your work is wonderful, the colors and light are amazing. Its so captivating and inviting. Well done. Cheers!! :)
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  8. It all looks great Susan! It's nice to see your works up on the walls. Sorry not to make it to that art walk. Hope you get some sales.


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