Maine Graphic Artist
September 17, 2022
What a little color can do at the Kittery Visitor Center, Maine. I had the honor to represent the great state of Maine with my art. Maine is the Way Life Should Be, coming from a San Francisco, California transplant. Featuring: Lobstering at Cape Neddick Nubble Light, York. Curtis Island Lighthouse in Camden, Kayaking on a Lake, Swimmers at Ocean Point and Spruce Head Island
December 18, 2021
This post comes from the WGME Channel 13 Website, view the original post here
Despite the challenges created by the pandemic, one local artist is moving ahead with opening a new gallery.
And the business is good.
Alan Claude opened a new gallery located on Water Street in Gardiner. Claude said 2020 has been hard due to the cancellation of many festivals and fairs, which typically helps artists sell their work.
Claude's gallery has been open for two weeks and so far he's pleasantly surprised by the response.
"There hasn't been many people but the people who do come have bought a substantial amount of things so it's worth it," Claude said. "I've had people come from New York, Massachusetts, Maryland, people closing their camps coming down to visit. it's been great I've been very happy with it."
Claude's gallery is part of a new movement in Gardiner, to develop an arts district in the area known as Dingley Block.
Claude said one of the most popular items at the gallery is the 2021 Calendar. He said people are ready to move on from 2020.
December 18, 2021
December 18, 2021
December 05, 2021
2022 Poster Art Calendar 11x14 Coastal Maine and Rhode Island Taylor Swift's Lighthouse Aka Watch Hill Lighthouse
November 01, 2021 5 Comments
June 30, 2021
May 01, 2021
Ashley from Maine Cabin Masters came by the Gallery filming for a future episode that first aired in April 2021. Ashley is as sweet and funny as she is on tv. It was a true pleasure to meet her and the film crew. DELETED SCENE. Unfortunately, the scene was cut but you can still watch it here. The art did make it as part of the big reveal. Check out some screen shots below.
Season 6 Episode 8
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February 23, 2021
The Last Lightkeepers is a great visually stunning documentary about Lighthouse preservation that I am honored to be a part of.
Check it out on Amazon!
January 29, 2021
Have you ever been to Race Point Light? Located among the sand dunes at the tip of Cape Cod , it is worth the two mile hike. Highland Light is halfway up the Cape is another worthwhile stop at Cape Cod National Seashore. These framed art prints are going to Ann in Oakland, California and Carrie in Randolph, MA
Race Point Light in Provincetown, Massachusetts was named for the challenging cross currents that are so prevalent at the edge of Cape Cod. A two-mile walk on the soft sand from the parking lot to the lighthouse gave me a true taste of the Cape. As I strolled along the beach, a curious seal accompanied me bobbing up and down in the water just past the crashing waves. It was ninety degrees, and my walk soon turned into an arduous hike. I was tempted to cut through the preserve of native beach grass to save the unintended exercise, but then noticed something intriguing at my feet. When the wind blows the culms of beach grass in a circular motion, it creates a unique ring pattern in the sand. It was nature’s way of saying, “take the long way and go around.” Finally, I arrived at the beautifully restored Race Point Light. After a couple pints of cold water from the generous keepers, I proceeded to sketch and photograph this truly stunning place. The volunteer keepers felt a little sorry for this road worn artist and gave me a ride back to my car.
Highland Light, on the Cape Cod National Seashore in Massachusetts, has changed significantly since Edward Hopper painted the lighthouse in 1930. Several surrounding buildings no longer exist. The lighthouse was moved back 450 feet in 1996 due to coastal erosion. But to me, Highland Light has a certain permanency, a presence that provokes a little introspection. As Cape Cod’s first lighthouse, and at one time the most powerful in New England, Highland Light has witnessed many shipwrecks and to countless averted ones. As I walked across the golf course that hazy afternoon I thought of how Thoreau described this light as a “neat building, in apple pie order.” The occasional gold ball would soar overhead as I prudently searched for a promising angle to photograph. Suddenly, I heard a woman’s shrieking scream. Within a few seconds came the laughter of others as she had just made a hole in one!
December 31, 2020 1 Comment
Ashley Morill aka Ashley Eldridge, and her film crew from Maine Cabin Masters came by the art gallery in Gardiner, Maine on the first week in December 2020. I have been wishing to be on that show for over four years! Ashley was super sweet and funny as ever. I love that show! The episode is scheduled to air in March 2021.