I saw Alan Claude's artwork in a restaurant in OOB this summer with my sister when I was back for my annual summer visit to Biddeford Pool. I have been spending my summers there since I was born. My sister had bought two of his prints and got one for me as a gift, all three had the text Maine on them and the Maine tagline. I wanted to get the other one she had bought but the text was not on it on the website. I contacted the gallery, and they were so kind and printed it for me. I then ended up getting a third one of Wood Island Light and they once again added text for me, sent me a proof and made sure I was happy with the final product. I can't tell you how much I appreciated their kindness and going above and beyond for me. I now have three gorgeous prints of Maine in my house in the Seattle area where I live. I plan to stop by the gallery in person next summer when I go back to Maine to get more!
After realizing that the scene depicted in "Chairs Overlooking Ram Island" is a spot I have enjoyed walking past dozens of times, and how wonderfully the artist has painted the scene in such a welcoming and colorful way, I purchased a print on line. Visiting the Alan Claude Gallery in Gardiner the next day was another great experience that included meeting the artist and viewing much of his work. My beautiful summer day was topped off with lunch at one of the artist's suggested spots and a walk around the town of Gardiner. I look forward to my next visit and to next year's Alan Claude calendar.
This is my 9th purchase from Alan and love every one of them for their color and unique capture of Maine. With the pandemic and all that comes with it, we have been only up to Maine once in 2020 rather than 4 times annually so this takes a little of the sadness away. Happy Holidays to all!!!
two of my favorite things...lighthouses and adirondack chairs. rich blue of water combined with bright red and green chairs is perfect. wonderful piece of art!
I've admired Alan Claire's work for a long time and visit his booth at The Big E every year. A few years ago I purchased three smaller sized prints in his Lighthouse series. When I needed something larger for my living room, I immediately thought of him. I love the bright colors in "Chairs Overlooking Ram Island". I paired it with "Ocean Point Swimmers" to complete the look.