Mother and children, Kennebec Mural
Detail from Kennebec Courthouse Mural, 2015 a Revolutionary period woman and her family, tending the garden and waiting for her husband to return from sea.
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 yet have a face I liked for him. While at the courthouse working on the […]
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 pore. Love working big. This section, the dark wharf overshadowed by the bows and rigging […]
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 the rail road. The towers of the Brooklun bridge were build from Hallowell granite, as […]
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 of Gardiner, Maine that some days the waterfront was so full of ships tied up […]
woman on pier, detail, Kennebec Mural
a detail from my Kennebec Courthouse mural…a woman waiting to get on the steamboat pier.
Osprey, Kennebec Mural
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 Augusta. this is fairly loose paint, details blown out in the brigthness of the moring […]
Kennebec mural, ice cutters
Kennebec Mural, Abenaki
Mural Plan for the Kennebec County Courthouse
The finished full color mural will be called “The River Road” and will be a journey through time and travel on the river. It will be 14 x 30 feet, and will feature boats and people of the Kennebec. For more information and the artist’s thoughts on this ongoing project, click here.