Maine is one of those special places that deserves to be painted and remembered long after you've put the boat in the barn or returned home from your vacation. The paintings in the following five galleries give me an opportunity to share with you the spirit of Maine.
The Lighthouse Gallery introduces one of the oldest and most important aids to navigation. Perched on rocky shores, each lighthouse was built to withstand extreme weather conditions. Because of their positioning, they are frequently best seen from the water.
Maine's rocky coastline and hundreds of islands combined with its deep, clear water and prevailing summer sou'westerlies make Maine one of the premier sailing areas in the world. The On the Water Gallery features historic Windjammers, classic yachts, lobster boats, dinghies and seals.
The Belties Gallery is a tribute to Aldermere Farm's Belted Galloways sometimes called "Oreo Cookie Cows." Each spring Aldermere Farm hosts "Calf Unveiling Day", introducing the newest members of the herd. Albert Chatfield's decision to make Aldermere Farm part of Maine Coast Heritage Trust has resulted in the preservation of the Farm which offers a wide range of educational opportunities.
The Islands and Villages Gallery provides a glimpse into island communities like North Haven, Vinalhaven, Little Cranberry and Mt. Desert of Acadia National Park. It also puts on display villages and towns on the mainland including Rockport, Camden and Stonington. For those interested in cruising, some of our favorite anchorages and harbors are also featured.
The Ireland Gallery may be a digression, but it is not an accident that Maine towns like Belfast and Bangor are named after places in Ireland. A recent trip to Ireland provided an opportunity to appreciate its similar beauty. Featured in this gallery are the Dingle Peninsula in County Kerry, as well as interesting places in County Cork.