“The Headlands” by Caleb Stone
Blue Hill Bay Gallery presents “Maine Marine and Maritime Paintings” portraying the breathtaking beauty of coastal Maine in all its many moods. The 40 artists selected span 140 years from Maine’s first successful 19th century painter, Harrison Bird Brown, to modern day plein air artists working on the islands, bays, and coves from Kittery to Quoddy Head. This year’s exhibition features the strong talents of veterans like Richard Roflow and Charles McCaughtry, who have been painting Maine for over 60 years, to new talents like Caleb Stone. Stone grew up in the art colony of Rockport, MA and was exposed to plein air painting by his father Don Stone N.A. at an early age. He studied at the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts where his attraction to the French and American impressionists was nurtured, and he now teaches, travels, and paints the rugged beauty of our Maine coast. Blue Hill Bay Gallery is located at 11 Tenney Hill in Blue Bay.