August 2015

logging on the Kennebec, mural detail

Logging was very important on the Kennebec river up until the 1960’s.

voyageur, detail, Kennebec Mural

No mural of the Kennebec river history could be complete without reference to the trappers who explored the river and hills.  I had drawn out the composition and the pose for this main figure in this panel, but I didn’t

wharf crowd, detail, circa 1890, Kennebec Mural

just another detail of my Kennebec mural in Augusta, Maine.  the mural is 14 x 40 feet, over 500 square feet with over 50 figures, ships, animls, period tools…a lot of life.  the brushwork is quick not laboring over each

Granite industry, detail, Kennebec mural

The granite industry was very important for this region Maine.  Stone cut from Hallowell hills was renowned for its clarity, lightness in color and its relative ease of carving.  The cut stone was shipped down river by sail or on

crowded wharf, detail, Kennebec Mural

Here is a detail from my Kennebec mural.  This region was a bustling river highway back in the days fo sail and this panel portrays the crowded piers in the various towns and cities along the shores.  One historian wrote

Eastman Johnson

Out on a walk and I just found out that Eastman Johnson lived just over a mile from here on Winthrop Street in Augusta. I love knowing this. He was a fabulous artist and to know he was was at his easel just down the road is wonderful.

woman on pier, detail, Kennebec Mural

a detail from my Kennebec Courthouse mural…a woman waiting to get on the steamboat pier.

1607 Popham explorers, detail Kennebec Mural

This is a closeup of my mural panel of the Popham Colony explorers from 1607.  The built the first ship, the Virginia, and also explored up the Kennebec up to at least the site of the current Fort Western, in

Adobe User Group Poster

A poster designed for our Adobe user Group.

Old Hallowell Day Poster 2015

This year I was asked to create the poster art for our annual Old Hallowell Day festival.  I hope this painting captures the true spirit of Hallowell and the day. You can buy a signed poster here for $28.  Or