Artist's Retreat

By Sarah Stebbins
Photography by Michael D. Wilson

Encaustic painter Dietlind Vander Schaaf never had a dining room before moving into her Portland Colonial four years ago. Now, she relishes having a space dedicated to dinner parties, Rummikub matches, and showcasing items by local makers.

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<h4><span style='color: #008080;'>Encaustic Paintings</span></h4> <p>“I don’t keep much of my own work, but these two struck my fancy.” Larger versions of the mixed-media pieces are in the permanent collection of Portland’s The Press Hotel.</p> <p><a href='http://mainehomes.com/?attachment_id=354713'><img data-attachment-id='354713' data-permalink='http://mainehomes.com/artists-retreat/1803_mh_myspace3/' data-orig-file='http://mainehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1803_MH_MySpace3.jpg' data-orig-size='580,576' data-comments-opened='1' data-image-meta='{"aperture":"0","credit":"","camera":"","caption":"","created_timestamp":"0","copyright":"MICHAEL D WILSON 2016","focal_length":"0","iso":"0","shutter_speed":"0","title":"","orientation":"0"}' data-image-title='Artist’s Retreat' data-image-description='' data-medium-file='http://mainehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1803_MH_MySpace3-300x298.jpg' data-large-file='http://mainehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1803_MH_MySpace3.jpg' class='aligncenter wp-image-354713 size-thumbnail' src='http://mainehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1803_MH_MySpace3-150x150.jpg' alt='' width='150' height='150' srcset='http://mainehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1803_MH_MySpace3-150x150.jpg 150w, http://mainehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1803_MH_MySpace3-300x298.jpg 300w, http://mainehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1803_MH_MySpace3-220x218.jpg 220w, http://mainehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1803_MH_MySpace3-350x348.jpg 350w, http://mainehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1803_MH_MySpace3-200x200.jpg 200w, http://mainehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1803_MH_MySpace3-51x51.jpg 51w, http://mainehomes.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/1803_MH_MySpace3.jpg 580w' sizes='(max-width: 150px) 100vw, 150px' /></a>

See more from the March issue of Down East.


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