Thomas Berger (Kittery, ME)
Thomas Berger grew up in a rural town on the Moselle river in Germany, where he developed a deep passion for the beauty of nature. As a child he collected shells, sea creatures and Devonian fossils and created his first sculptures – imitations of fish fossils to complement his collection. After obtaining degrees in agriculture and economic development, his professional career as an agronomist brought Berger to France, Australia, the Republic of Niger, and back to Germany. During this time, Berger was also an active artist, and participated in art exhibitions in various parts of Germany, and designed postal stamps for the government of Niger. In the mid 1990s, Berger moved to the United States, where he founded his landscape design firm ‘Green Art’, which he operated for more than 20 years. More recently, he has limited his focus to exclusively stone sculpting.
“Anne is a well-known, respected and extremely productive member of the Maine sculpting scene. She masters several media with excellence, including marble, alabaster, wood and ceramics, and displays and sells her work in galleries and outdoor sculpture exhibits. She is wholeheartedly committed to the
art of sculpting, a disciplined worker, and goal oriented. I believe the forms of Anne’s current work in wood and soft stone will translate beautifully into the permanent exterior media of granite.” – Thomas Berger
Anne Alexander (Windham, ME)
Anne Alexander lives and creates her sculpture from wood, clay, and stone in the historic mill town village of South Windham, Maine located along the Presumpscot River. She exhibits her smaller scale sculpture in galleries and her larger, human size, works in exterior sited exhibits throughout New England and beyond. In April of 2019, Ms. Alexander was selected as an artist in residence at Monson Arts in Monson, Maine. During this residency, she created a series of works inspired by trees including; 2 human size woodcarvings, drawings and a series of clay works focusing on tree seed pod and nut forms.
Ms. Alexander received a BA in sculpture from Bard College, NY and an MFA with full scholarship from Alfred University, NY. She is a teaching artist who worked as an art teacher in public and private schools for over twenty years. She currently teaches drawing, sculpture, ceramic, and alabaster carving workshops to children and adults.
“Thomas Berger is a master at all aspects of granite sculpting, from drawing plans to finishing. Our work conceptually also has many affinities, as we both look to natural specimens for idea sources. I carved two previous granite sculptures in Thomas’ studio, which was constructed for granite. I know he is an excellent teacher who will take time to explain tool use and answer questions, while allowing me to work independently.” – Anne Alexander