Mike Maron

Artist Mike Maron - Unloading the Bait Barrels

Unloading the Bait Barrels



House at Two Lights

House at Two Lights

Lost in Thoughts

Lost in Thoughts



The Day's Catch

The Day’s Catch

The Tides, Gooserocks Beach

The Tides, Gooserocks Beach


Unloading Traps

Red Sox Fan

Red Sox Fan

Cape Porpoise Lobsterman

Cape Porpoise Lobsterman



Artist Statement:

I first started my painting career as a ten-year old in the 1950’s when I took watercolor lessons from Marvin Saltzman.  A gradually developing (and undiagnosed until some years later) case of nearsightedness however diminished my interest.  (How can you paint something that you can’t see clearly?)  By the time I was outfitted with glasses, I was on my way to a career in science.  For thirty years, I taught medical students how their lungs worked and did research in pulmonary physiology and pathophysiology at the Northeastern Ohio Medical University.  Some fifty years after my first lessons, my wife Dawn and artist Joye Moon, convinced me to pick up a paintbrush again.  Along the way, I have been privileged to learn from Joye, Judith Kinsman, Dennis Rafferty, Guy Corriero, Russel Whitten, Susan Roux, Dan Graziano and of course my immensely talented wife.

Memberships and Distinctions:

Art Guild of the Kennebunks

Juried shows:

2011 – Irvine Art Gallery, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME, Maine Art Scene Show
2011 – Rockport Art Association, Rockport, MA, New England Artists Show
2012 – Maine Art Scene 3rd Annual Artist Showcase
2012 – Irvine Art Gallery, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME, Surf and Turf  Show
2012 – Miami Watercolor Society 2nd Annual Online Show
2012 – Third Annual Fall Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth, ME
2013 – Irvine Art Gallery, River Tree Arts, Kennebunk, ME, Surf and Turf Show
2014 – Third Annual Green Mountain Watercolor Exhibition, Waitsfield, VT
2014 – New England Watercolor Society 14th Biennial North American Open Show, Plymouth, MA
2014 – Fifth Annual Fall Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth, ME
2015 – Orcas Island Birdfest, Eastsound, WA, All Things Birds and Beautiful Show
2015 – The Port Gallery, Kennebunkport, ME, Spring Fling Show
2016 – New England Watercolor Society 15th Biennial North American Open Show, Gloucester, MA
2017 – Seventh Annual Fall Yarmouth Art Festival, Yarmouth, ME
2018 – University of Southern Maine, Lewiston, ME, Industrial Maine: Our Other Landscape Exhibition.
2018 – Roux and Cyr Gallery, Portland, ME, Capturing Light Exhibition


2015 – American Art Awards, 4th place, Watercolor, Human Figure
2016 – Art Guild of the Kennebunks August Show, Best of Show Award


2018 Shows & Events

Knights of Columbus 2018 Art Show

St. Martha’s Church, 30 Portland Road, Kennebunk

Saturday – Sunday, May 26 – 27

Opening reception, Friday, May 25, 7 – 9 pm


Art Guild of the Kennebunks June Show

Masonic Lodge, 1 North Street, Kennebunkport

Friday – Sunday, June 15 – 17

Opening Reception, Friday, June 15, 5 – 7 pm


Art Guild of the Kennebunks “Summer Splash II”

The Colony Hotel, 140 Ocean Ave., Kennebunkport

Wednesday, July 18

Reception, Wednesday, July 18, 5 – 7 pm


“Artists by the Sea,”  

Biddeford Pool Community Center, 2 Yates St, Biddeford Pool

Friday – Sunday, August 3 – 5

Opening Reception, Friday, August 3, 5 – 8 pm 


Art Guild of the Kennebunks September Show

South Congregational Church Community House

8 Temple Street, Kennebunkport

Friday – Sunday, Sept 7 – 8

Opening Reception, Friday, Sept 7, 5 – 7:30 pm