Washburn artist returning to Agency on Aging Gallery

1 year ago

PRESQUE ISLE, Maine — Aroostook Agency on Aging is exhibiting the work of local artist Filomena Irving  in March as part of the Artists for Aging initiative. Her opening reception will be held 5-8 p.m. Friday,  March 3 during Presque Isle’s First Friday Art Walk.

Irving is a native of Toronto, and a former middle school science teacher in Washburn. She arrived on the  local art scene after attending a painting workshop hosted by renowned artist Tim Gagnon. That experience sparked a new career for Irving, resulting in prolific art sales, commissioned pieces, a collection  of wearable art including scarves, beanies, athletic wear as well as bags, yoga mats, greeting cards, and more. 

Irving works in acrylics and watercolor. Her subjects are predominantly landscapes, seascapes and  florals. Her passion for travel and gardening often translate themselves into her paintings. 

Irving currently lives on a farm in Washburn with her husband, Scott. The Artists for Aging event is free and open to the public. 

Aroostook artists exhibiting works to this collection agree to donate 20 percent of their sales to support programs and services offered by the Aroostook Agency on Aging. For more information, please call 207-764-3396/1-800-439-1789 or email to info@aroostookaging.org. The office is located at 260 Main Street in Presque Isle.