Commission – Wooster Farm, North Haven

Posted on March 13th, 2016 by maineislandtreasures

It was truly an honor to have been commissioned to paint this 24 x 36″ oil on canvas of Wooster Farm on North Haven as it’s the former home of Frank Benson, the American Impressionist.  I actually painted two oils of this composition to be displayed in two locations.  This site is breathtaking and one of the narrowest points on the island – sandwiched between the Fox Island Thorofare to the east and Wooster Cove and Penobscot Bay to the west.  The hill in the distant center of the painting is where Benson painted many of his famous plein air paintings.  Truly a magical place!

Sweet & Savory Soiree in Kennebunkport!

Posted on November 3rd, 2015 by maineislandtreasures

Thursday, November 5th, is the 5th Annual Sweet & Savory Soiree at the beautiful Nonantum Resort in Kennebunkport.  This community fundraiser raises funds for Community Harvest’s many programs helping individuals and families in Kennebunk, Kennebunkport, and Arundel.  I’m donating two auction items for this event: a Love Rocks Me® 16-month Poster Calendar and my 16×20 framed oil painting of Reflection, The Basin Shallows .  FMI and to buy tickets, click here!

Art Exhibit at Continuum for Creativity

Posted on October 7th, 2015 by maineislandtreasures

Thirteen artists from the former Saccarappa Art Collective are returning to Westbrook’s Main Street for a reunion exhibit.  I’m honored to be included in this amazingly talented group of painters:  Mary Brooking, Andy Curran, Julie Vohs, Francine Schrock, Jeremy Greene, Caren-Marie Michel, Frank Valliere, Jim Flahavan, M Post Van Der Burg, Tanja Fletcher, Susan Orfant, and Jonathan Eiten.

Join us for the exhibit opening on Friday, October 9th from 5-8pm at the Continuum for Creativity, 863 Main Street in Westbrook, Maine and prepare to be inspired!

MS Harborfest Benefit Auction

Posted on August 12th, 2015 by maineislandtreasures

This Friday night, the MS Harborfest Benefit Auction will kick-off the 3-day MS Harborfest Regatta in Portland, Maine.  Held at the Portland Company, attendees will enjoy a beautiful view of Casco Bay while bidding on unique items donated by local artists and merchants.  I’m happy to donate this 12×12″ oil on canvas, inspired by the lovely view of Penobscot Bay from the island of North Haven.  I’ve also donated the Poster-sized Love Rocks Me® 16-month calendar.   Click here to by tickets to a fun and fantastic fundraiser to benefit the National Multiple Sclerosis Society!

“A Taste of Tidewater” fundraiser

Posted on July 26th, 2015 by maineislandtreasures

On Saturday, August 22nd, the University of Maine’s Cooperative Extension in Falmouth is hosting an inaugural fundraiser for the Gardens at Tidewater Farm’s educational programs.  “A Taste of Tidewater” will be “an evening complete with culinary, artistic, and musical delights.”

Along with enjoying musical entertainment from the Pinetones and seasonal appetizers and desserts crafted by several of Southern Maine’s well-known chefs, guests will have the opportunity to view and purchase artwork created by Maine artists during the evening’s 10×10 Art Exhibition and Sale.  Click here for details and tickets!

Nymphaeas, my 10×10 painting above, was inspired by a recent visit to Monet’s garden in Giverny, France.  Here are nine other amazing, original works (among eighty!) that will also be for sale that evening:

The Reflection Series Continues!

Posted on June 27th, 2015 by maineislandtreasures

So much water…so many wonderful plays of light on it.  Here are four of the latest oils on canvas available at Gifts at 136 in Damariscotta, Maine where I’m proud to be in the company of many fine artists and artisans!

Reflection, Round Pond – 16×20″

Reflection, Muscongus Bay – 18×24″

Reflection, Seal Cove II – 16×20″

Reflection, Damariscove Island – 18×24

Saccarappa Art Collective – Final Opening

Posted on December 1st, 2014 by maineislandtreasures

What an honor and a pleasure it has been to be associated with this wonderful group of artists.  Although the gallery is closing its doors at years-end, the warm friendships will live on, along with our endless artistic inspiration in this beautiful state we call home.

Please join us this Thursday evening as we kick off the Saccarappa Art Collective’s very special show, uniting past members with current members to exhibit a monumental collection of beautiful works of art in a wide variety of media.  It’s as much about celebrating the art and artists as it is about the art collectors (and I’m happy to have become one of those too)!

We’ll be featuring an ‘art quilt’ of sorts with a wall displaying 10×10 inch paintings from each artist, including my Amaryllis oil on canvas.

Ripple Effect

Posted on May 4th, 2014 by maineislandtreasures

The serenity of being mesmerized by the droplets off of my oar onto calm water inspired Ripple Effect.  Similar to Splash which was painted from a clear, midsummer’s day boating adventure, the skies on this early September day featured a high, thin overcast which diffused the sunlight.  Ripple Effect, a 24×30 oil on canvas, is being exhibited at Gifts at 136, 136 Main St. in Damariscotta.