Fort Gorges Summer

Fort Gorges Summer • 24×24 • oil on canvas • $625

I love grabbing my Ppaddleboard & heading down to the East End Beach for a scenic paddle and a dip in the ocean.  One afternoon at low tide I hopped up on the rocky ledge out in the midst of all of the boats and went for a swim & some island exploring.  So fun!  I love these big rocks in the foreground with my favorite fort out beyond.  Magic.

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For the Love of Seals

For the Love of Seals • 6×6 • oil on canvas • SOLD

I was out on my paddleboard a couple of days ago for an evening paddle.  As I weaved through the moored sailboats off the East End Beach I noticed an unusual amount of debris and seaweed floating around, and some plastic trash too, which I of course collected to dispose of properly.  I also spotted something big bobbing around.  I kept an eye on it and determined that it must be a log and I kept on paddling.  On my way back around I saw the “log” again.  The light was hitting just right and I could see that it was a seal.

This poor baby was struggling to breathe. Ugh.  My heart sank and I watched for a minute before determining I had better call for help.  I sat down on my board, opened up my dry bag for my smartphone and googled who to call for a seal in distress.  Marine Mammals of Maine popped up and I called and left a message–a volunteer returned my call within 5 minutes and asked me to send a video of the animal and a description of my exact location.  I sent them a video and my location and thanked them.  At this point they were tracking reports but their facility was full.  I sat on my board feeling sad and helpless for this seal and the many others that have been washing up on Maine beaches this week.  The sun began to set and I paddled in with a heavy heart.

I followed the correct protocol but I wish I could have done more for that seal.  Here’s my attempt to do a little more.  50% of the proceeds from this painting went to Marine Mammals of Maine.  We must do better for our planet, the animals and all of us.

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Spring Point Through the Roses

Spring Point Through the Roses • 24×24 • oil on canvas • SOLD

I have missed you, but know that Summer has been packed with family, friends, fun, time in and on the water & of course lots of painting despite my lack of posts.  I am beyond grateful to say that my commission work has keeps me busy in the studio most days!  Lots of sweet critters being painted!

I have also had some time to work on some larger pieces which I absolutely love to do.  Here’a piece that I did of Spring Point as seen through the rose bushes at Willard Beach.  This view always takes my breath away!  Hope you like it too.  🙂