Monhegan at Summer’s End, on view at Blue Hill Bay Gallery

Neal Hughes, "Monhegan Houses"

Monhegan shows no sign of relinquishing top spot in the US for landscape painting. Easily the most painted square mile in America, artists continue to flock to Monhegan Island during the summer to test their skills against its rugged cliffs and picturesque fishing village. Joining them this year were two top realist painters now showing new works of Monhegan at the Blue Hill Bay Gallery.


Monhegan . . . easily the most painted square mile in America


Neal Hughes is a signature member of the American Society of Marine Artists, and has won numerous awards, including the Maritime Gallery Yachting Award and an Award of Excellence at the prestigious International Marine Art Exhibition at the Gallery at Mystic Seaport. He recently won the grand prize of the Utrecht 60th Anniversary Art Competition out of over 12,000 entries.

Mark Haltof is a contemporary realist painter with 30 years experience and a background that includes training in New York at the Arts Students League and the National Academy, as well as several Paris ateliers. Besides Blue Hill Bay Gallery, his work is represented at the Spanierman Gallery in NYC and in The Portland Museum Art.

Both artists have been featured in American Artist and many other art venues throughout the nation before showing in Blue Hill. They will be exhibiting their latest work at Blue Hill Bay Gallery until the end of September. For more information visit or