Artist raises funds for COS

Local Kennebunk artist John Forssen has arranged with COS and the Kennebunk library to exhibit his work in the Speers Gallery through the month of January. There are over 20 paintings available for purchase with half the proceeds going to COS.

Kennebunk Library hours:

  • Monday & Tuesday 9:30 am – 8:30 pm
  • Wednesday 12:30 pm – 8:00 pm
  • Thursday & Friday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm
  • Saturday 9:30 am – 5:00 pm

His early work focused primarily on pencil drawings for which he received several awards in local exhibits. In recent years he transitioned to oil painting. John is a member of both the Art Guild of the Kennebunks and Maine Women in the Arts.

Most paintings focus on the details of landscapes and the occasional – but the work is drawn, for the most part, through memories of images past. So, as he says, “a tree is a tree, or perhaps it’s a convergence of trees, bits and pieces” that have remained with him along the way.

Half the proceeds from this exhibition will be donated to Community Outreach Services of the Kennebunks which supports local families in need. Anyone interested in purchasing custom picture frames may contact Mr. Forssen at 207-502-3726 or