Paddle Art Auction, July 13

Please join us for a unique charity auction fundraiser on July 13th of  beautiful canoe paddles transformed and created by local artists!

PREVIEW OF PADDLES: July 1-11 at the Maine Lighthouse Museum, 1 Park Drive in Rockland.

CLICK HERE FOR THE LIVE EVENT AUCTION CATALOG

DATE OF SILENT AUCTION: Wednesday, July 13 from 6-8pm.

WHERE: Watts Hall, 174 Main Street, Thomaston.

MUSIC by The Angela Anderson & Mike Whitehead Duet. Beverages and light hors d’oeuvres.

TICKETS: $10/person. Available at the door or in advance at the Trekkers office (41 Buttermilk Drive, Thomaston from 9am-5pm, Monday – Friday).

FMI: 207-594-5095; shari@trekkers.org

There will be a minimum bid of $100 per paddle.

ABSENTEE BID FORM: If you are unable to attend the event, and would like to bid on any of the paddles, absentee bidding is available. Note: There will be a minimum bid of $100 per paddle. Please click here for the ABSENTEE BID FORM. Silent auction proxy bids are due by 12 Noon on Friday, July 8, 2016. FMI: Shari Closter, 207-594-5095; shari@trekkers.org

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PARTICIPATING ARTISTS

PLEASE NOTE: IF THERE ARE TWO IMAGES WITH THE ARTIST BIO, IT IS THE FRONT SIDE AND BACK SIDE OF THEIR PADDLE.


Angela Anderson

Angela paints and teaches in Maine and Florida, and exhibits her work in both states regularly, and in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A Rockland native who has lived abroad, in California and New York City, but returned to Maine and married a lobsterman, a family heritage of hers, five generations in Port Clyde. Exhibitions of her work have been shown in Germany, France, California, New York City and Long Island. Major Collections including her work – Solomon Contemporary, NYC Martin Kippenberger, and collections in Washington, DC and New York City.

(DIANE’S) DAFFODILS ON TURQUOISE: When I first saw the paddle, it looked like a whale, standing it up when this bouquet was brought to art class, I could see the bouquet and the vase – like form of the handle. The colors of spring are so hopeful and uplifting, two qualities I want my art to exude.


Annie Bailey

Annie Bailey is a multi media visual artist and educator whose work is influenced by local maritime culture and concepts of playfulness. As a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and a student of Ronald Frontin, the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts, the Rome Art Program and Maine Media Workshops she has developed a wide range of expression though a variety of materials. Her work has been featured at National Geographic, The Society of Illustrators, BandH Photo, The Farnsworth Art Museum, The Steel House, Bunnell Street Art Center, Rockland Shorts International Film Festival and Petcha-Kutcha Midcoast Maine.

PIDDLE PADDLE HAND CRANK: Piddle Paddle Hand Crank was inspired by Robert Race’s Tender to Thalia, a book called Automata and Mechanical Toys by Rodney Peppe, and by Paul Cartwright who made me my first automata. I wanted to bring this paddle to life by animating it through two paddlers in a canoe (I thought of them as Trekker and Mentor) experiencing a moment together. This project required support from multiple community members with wood shops- thank you to Steve Bailey, The Steel House, and those of you who have requested to remain nameless for your help with this paddle!


 

Geoff BladonGeoff Bladon & HC

Geoff is a landscape painter in oil and watercolor. His collaborator, who wishes to remain anonymous, is a talented woodworker, known to his friends as “The Humble Carpenter”. He did the cutting, Geoff did the wood burning. The “Marshall Point Paddle” is the result.  

 THE MARSHALL POINT PADDLE: 

We are “gentlemen” of a certain age – retired. We see the paddle in that context:

You did every task,

All I had to do

Was ask.

We had great fun,

It was a very good run.

But the time has come

To hang

In my window,

And bask

In the Sun.


David Blanchard

I have carved many boat models, but little else, and never before a fish. The shape and process was not much different from carving a hull. I’d like to try a human figure next. No straight lines.

BREAKFAST, LUNCH, AND DINNER (AND THE ONE THAT IS GETTING AWAY): It started out as a painting, but morphed into a painted carving. The work is inspired by the adventuring mission of Trekkers, our seaside location and fisheries heritage, the form of the paddle, and the grain of the wood as it revealed itself, and a bit of ironic humor.


Kate Braestrup-side#1Kate Braestrup-side#2(Elizabeth) Kate Braestrup

RECOVERED: I am the chaplain of the Maine Warden Service so the paddle evoked lakes, rivers, streams… it has decoupaged images, mica, silk, wood and bone – lots of complexity!  Since I’m mostly a writer, it was fun to experiment with visual processes and handwork.


Wendy Carr-side#1Wendy Carr-side#2Wendy E. Carr

I left a career as a litigator to take care of an aging parent in Maine. I’m only now figuring out a “second act” in life.

ALWAYS: I have always kept the Nancy Drew mysteries read in my youth as a touchstone to remind me how to be self-reliant, courageous, and a problem solver. I juxtaposed images and text from Nancy Drew books with chapter titles from the novel, “Unless” by Carol Shields, which explores whether society accepts smart, capable, accomplished women.


Kathleen Fox & Dave Talley-Side#1Kathleen Fox &Dave Talley-Side#2Kathleen A. Fox & David S. Talley

Kathleen Fox is a watercolor artist (except for Trekkers projects) and David Talley is a designer/craftsman in wood. Both live and work in St. George, Maine. Kathleen is currently showing at Gray Fox Gallery in Rockland, Maine.

 

UP THE CREEK: Lobsters are ubiquitous in St. George, as are paddles, but one is primarily salt water, not usually found in a creek. Thus “up the creek…” (without a paddle).

 


Jonathan FrostJonathan Frost

Except for a few periods of separation, I’ve always done art, though making ample time for it has been a challenge.  In my forties, with financial help, I completed an MFA program at the School of Visual Art.  For the past ten years, I’ve had a gallery and frame shop in Rockland.  For two years, I was pleased to host shows of Trekkers’ photographs.  

SIX YEARS OF TREKKING: I was reminded recently that participants in the Trekkers’ program enter in seventh grade and stay with it through twelfth grade.  I’d already intended to paint a bunch of young faces representing a sampling of Trekkers.  The reminder about the six grades of increasing age and development provided more structure for my vision.


Anne GoodaleAnne Goodale

Anne Goodale is a long-time artist living in Tenants Harbor. She primarily works as a fiber artist, designing fabrics and making wall hangings about color.

CELEBRATING THE BEE: The paddle carving is inspired by my interest in bees, as a beekeeper, and in promoting the protection of our pollinators.


Lily Hamill

Lily Hamill, born and raised in Maine, graduated from the University of Maine at Orono with a Degree in Studio Art with a focus in painting. She took a break from art to study physical therapy and subsequently graduated and opened Stone Coast CrossFit in Rockport. Lily currently lives on the Midcoast with her husband and two dogs, and has recently begun painting with a focus on animals and local landscapes.

SNOWY OWL: I’ve been painting birds for almost a decade now – sometimes these amazing, little creatures go unnoticed, so I like to give them their “moment” by taking a larger-than-life approach to their portraits. I recently expanded my repertoire from just the birds that come to our feeder to other Maine birds, including owls!


Ann Hritz. IMG_4365Ann Hritz

Ann Hritz is a daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, doctor, artist and resident of Port Clyde. I live and take my inspirations from my rich surroundings and Mother Nature.

Catch of the Day: Inspiration – my home, sweet Home, Port Clyde, Maine and its past.


 Alexis lammarinoAlexis Iammarino

Alexis Iammarino is an interdisciplinary artist and educator based in Rockland who runs SaturdayStudio, a free arts mentorship program at the Rockland Community Building/The Y, and supports a number of year-round community led arts leadership initiatives, including public and mural arts programs, the latest being the Farnsworth’s Oak Street mural. She is also a teaching artist for Sweet Tree Arts, RSU #13 Adult and Community Ed, CMCA, Steel House, and is the Creative Arts Coordinator for Wayfinder School’s Camden campus. She moved to Maine after receiving her MA in Community Arts from Maryland Institute College of Art.      

BREAKFAST FORMS AND DONUTS TAKE OFF: Taking from numerous motifs that have emerged in my illustrated books over the past two years or so, I have worked these abstracted shapes from my research and reading about the history of who-put-the-hole in the donut. I am an admirer of the design and styling of old menus and vintage cook book illustration, and I’ve poured that admiration into creating my design for this paddle.


Kris JohnsonKris Johnson

I’ve lived in the Midcoast for forty years and as a summer kid since WWII. I’ve also lived and shown my paintings in France and Spain.

ROCKIN WITH LOONS: The shape of the paddle worked with a waterfront sketch and subject.


Lydia KaeyerLydia Kaeyer

I am a watercolor artist primarily painting the working waterfront and architecture of Midcoast Maine. My work is exhibited at the Port Clyde Art Gallery. I am also a Signature Member of the Florida Suncoast Watercolor Society in the Sarasota area.

SOARING GULL: Since I live overlooking the ocean, I was inspired to paint the gull soaring over the surf near the rocks.  Blue and white seemed to be the colors of choice, but the deep blues, purples, and yellow ochers became the accents.   They are among my favorite painting colors in my watercolors.  Gulls are amazing flyers, especially in the wind, and mesmerizing to watch.


Steve LindsaySteve Lindsay

I am a sculptor who works mostly in wood and stone. I have lived and worked in Tenants Harbor since 1977.

NORTH WOODS: As an admirer of hand tools and traditional arts, I chose to use my Trekkers “paddle” to learn more about actual paddle design. The result is a half scale model of the Wabanaki North Woods paddle described by Garrett and Alexandra Conover. It could also be a full-scale paddle for an adventurous four year old.

Note: Hang the art piece from the nail hole on a wall. To hang free, use the piece of cotton line provided.


 Sandra Mason Dickson. IMG_4362Sandra Mason Dickson

Sandra Dickson spends winters painting and writing in Port Clyde and makes weekly summer trips to her former home on Monhegan Island where she exhibits at the Lupine Gallery. This year, she is working on a biography of her artist grandmother, Mary T. Mason. Sandra is the author and illustrator of An Island for Sam and occasionally teaches drawing and painting.

MAINE CHICKADEE (at the lake): Originally, I had ambitious plans to paint a moose at a lake with mountains in the background, but when my paddle arrived, I was amazed by how the beautiful wood grain clearly suggested the sunlit lake and mountains just as I imagined. Wanting to preserve when Nature and an unknown carpenter had provided, I chose a smaller subject for the foreground, one of many willing models that come cheerfully to my studio birdfeeder.


Otty Merrill-side#1Otty Merrill-side#2Otty Merrill

A local encaustic artist who teaches at The Art Loft in Rockland and exhibits at The Black Hole/Asymmetrick Arts Gallery in Rockland. She is a member of International Encaustic Artists and exhibits in Portland with ART COLLECTOR MAINE. She also co-creates the Trekkers Paddle Art Auction.     

OUR LADY OF ARGENTINA – GUADALUPE: I was inspired by the small metal icon of Our Lady of Guadalupe that I picked up in Santa Fe several years ago. It is affixed on the back side of the paddle. At her feet is a music box, meant to be played. It plays the theme song to Evita.


Greg Mort finalGreg Mort

Greg Mort is a widely recognized American contemporary artist whose unmistakably modern creations have the classic feel of the Dutch Masters juxtaposed with startingly modern designs. His signature images combine his twin passions for science and nature. Mort’s art is in many prominent collections, including the Smithsonian, National Gallery of Art, Delaware Art Museum, Farnsworth Museum, Academy Art Museum, Portland Museum of Art, Brandywine River Museum and the White House. In 2007, he established The Art of Stewardship Project, a foundation that supports and encourages environmental awareness through the arts. In winters, Mort lives and paints in rural Montgomery County, Maryland, and in summer, on the Maine coast in the village of Port Clyde. Both the MassoniArt.com and SomervilleManning.com galleries represent his artwork worldwide.

Take a look at the paddle creation process!

https://www.facebook.com/GregMort/videos/10154158837619253/

Fosforescente – Glow in the Dark Trekkers Paddle: My paddle design features the constellation Pieces (Fish) gathered in a net filled with glowing stars. The Trekkers mission inspired this creation because it gathers young people together to explore our universe. 


Jon Mort'sJon Mort

Millennial artist  Jon Mort was recently featured in a one-person exhibition titled LIVING LEGENDS at the Sandy Spring Museum in Maryland. Jon presents his luminous, large-scale figures and exquisitely intimate still life drawings at his annual Open Studio each August in Port Clyde, Maine. Known for his startingly realistic colored pencil and graphite images, Jon is also a highly sought after portrait artist. His work has been featured in exhibitions at the Philips Museum and the Portsmouth Museum of Art.  Jon grew up summers in Port Clyde, Maine, working on the Monhegan Boat. Captivated by drawing since childhood, Jon received Fine Art and Classics degrees from Franklin and Marshall College, his Masters in Architecture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 2009 and has exhibited his artwork in over twenty gallery and museum venues. He is represented by MassoniArt.com and SomervilleManning.com. JonMortStudio.com    

Tale of a Whale: The paddle got me thinking about the ocean and its important role in the Earth’s ecosystem. Whales are among the most vulnerable species in that vast habitat, and their fragility highlights our own responsibility to care for the environment shared by all life on our planet.

Take a look at the paddle creation process!

https://www.facebook.com/GregMort/videos/10154158837619253/

 


Chris Moses

For 35 years, I designed and created a collection of whimsical clay sculptures called the Rakuzoo. I am now enjoying Plein Air painting and love being in Maine part of the year.

LOVERBOY:  My winters are spent in Key West, where roosters move about freely and are a source of much humor.


 Jen Mumford Paddle 1 Front. IMG_4328Jen Mumford Paddle 1 Back.IMG_4330Jenifer Mumford

Jenifer Mumford graduated from Smith College with a Major in Art History. She taught art in both Boston and New Jersey, and completed a MAT at Massachusetts College of Art. Further study included workshops at the Vermont studio school, Haystack and Parsons in Paris. She has a studio in both Tenants Harbor and Boston.

HANG IT ALL UP:  I have had a collection of old clothespins picked up at flea markets in Maine, and somehow the idea of hanging up all one’s cares and woes, and taking to the water just seemed to fit for the Paddle Auction. Being on the water brings a sense of air and space and freedom.


Jen Mumford Paddle 2. FrontIMG_4342Jen Mumford Paddle 2. Back. IMG_4339Jenifer Mumford

Jenifer Mumford graduated from Smith College with a Major in Art History. She taught art in both Boston and New Jersey, and completed a MAT at Massachusetts College of Art. Further study included workshops at the Vermont studio school, Haystack and Parsons in Paris. She has a studio in both Tenants Harbor and Boston.

A LONG WAY TO GO: For years, I have been watching and photographing the Monarch butterflies in Maine as they hatch and then prepare for their long journey to Mexico and other far away places. Their journey is fraught with danger as their resting grounds are slowly disappearing due to environmental concerns. They cross lands and lakes in order to reach their final destination, and thus, their connection to travel and the paddle.


Patsy MungerPatsy Munger

Patsy lives with her husband, Bill in Spruce Head. She has painted in oils and watercolors sporadically for most of her life, except for 10 years as a potter. Her subjects reflect her delight in nature, her grandchildren and family dogs. Her studio is above Bill’s shop in their barn on Rackliff Island.

UPON REFLECTION: A shore bird and its reflection you might see if you paddle in the nearby Weskeag Marsh! From a Georges River Land Trust image on an invitation sent out this spring.


Sylvia MurdockSylvia Murdock

Sylvia Murdock has been painting primarily in watercolors for over 40 years. She is a signature member in the New England and Pennsylvania Watercolor Societies. Her work has been published on a novel by Down East books and in cookbooks. Sylvia has exhibited in galleries and museums from Pennsylvania to Port Clyde. She lives in Port Clyde and has a studio she opens to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 1-4pm; and also by appointment.

LOBSTERS GONE WILD: Lobster! Is a big part of my life and, the Gulf of Maine has been quite the classroom for me. I’ve been living in Maine for almost 30 years, now residing in Port Clyde. In my early years, while living on Monhegan Island, I worked on the stern of my husband’s lobster boat, so I had “real life” experience in the lobstering business. I learned not only about lobster, but of other life below the surface, sunfish, whales, tuna, dolphins, seals and birds.

 


Dita Ondeck-side#1Dita Ondeck-side#2DiTa Ondek

DiTa Ondek has worked with watercolors for 15 years and other media (Polariod transfers and digital photography) with past gallery shows in Texas, Connecticut, Maine, New York and Florida (1985-2000). Recently (2012-2016) she is painting with acrylics, showing at the Port Clyde Art Gallery. DiTa is also a published poet and member of Ink Bone.

DANNY, THE BOSTON TERRIER, GOES SURFING: I had a dream about my Boston Terrier, Danny, who had crossed the rainbow bridge last year, and had taken up surfing. I was inspired to transport him to The Great Wave off Kanagawa, my take on the woodblock print by the Japanese ukiyo-e artist Hokusai.


Jordan ParksJordan Parks

Jordan Parks is a visual artist and outdoor professional.  Most of her works are physically transported between adventures and job locations.  Her prints create landscapes reminiscent of memories while telling a personal story. 

“TAKE A GOOD REST, SMALL BIRD,” HE SAID. ” THEN GO IN AND TAKE YOUR CHANCE LIKE ANY MAN OR BIRD OR FISH”: The image I imagine when thinking of a rejuvenating, restful spot along a sea kayak expedition.

 


George PearlmanGeorge Pearlman

George Pearlman is the owner of George Pearlman Pottery in Saint George, Maine. He has been making ceramic sculpture and one-of-a-kind pottery for 35 years. He has shown his work nationally and internationally, including the Smithsonian in Washington, DC and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

MY OWN WORST ENEMY: I get in my way more than anyone else does, just like you.


Clair PerryClaire Perry

Native Mainer. Born in Rockland. College Graduate from University of Maine and self-taught naturalist. Lover and defender of Maine’s woods and waters. Strong advocate for educating our public about Maine’s Eastern Coyote and the important role they play in keeping all of our wildlife in a healthy balance… working to end the hounding and trapping of them is a top priority.  Art shown locally at: Archipelago (Rockland); Ducktrap  Bay (Camden); Mars Hall Gallery (Port Clyde); Lincolnville Gallery of Fine Arts (Lincolnville); Island Artisans (Bar Harbor, Northeast Harbor); The Scottish Iron Lion (Bristol); and others. Collectors from: Africa, Peru, Mexico, Norway and more… 

“SAIL” THE WHALE:  My childhood memories are of staying at a summer cottage in Tenants Harbor and fishing for flounder and pollock in an old wooden rowboat at Hart’s Neck. I fell deeply and forever in love with the ocean and its creatures – from periwinkles to WHALES. My paddle is a direct reflection of that love and the spirit that moves me, as I give myself over to the artistic process.  The paddle is a White Whale made with Maine found ocean-wood assemblages and copper. FISH and WHALES made in this manner are what I enjoy – no carving or cutting…but working with found objects in their natural “as found” state. I am merely “a player” in the Creative process…The Universe is “the conductor.”


Mimo Riley-side#1Mimo Riley-side#2Mimo Gordon Riley

Mimo works in her studio in Pawtucket, RI, and lives in Providence most of the year, but is here all summer with her husband, David, in a house at the tidal end of Tenants Harbor across from Blueberry Cove Camp. She has shown all around New England for the last 30 years, and is now represented in RI at Candita Clayton Gallery and here in Port Clyde at Mars Hall.

SO MANY LOBSTERS, SO LITTLE TIME…:  I grew up with my mother telling me that lobsters were so plentiful when she was young that they used to crawl up on the beach and you could just lean down and pick them up. For a girl growing up in landlocked middle Connecticut, our month in Maine and the notorious lobster always had a significant meaning to me. I couldn’t have painted anything else on my paddle.


Jeffrey RollinsJeffrey Rollins

I am a Massachusetts born, Maine-raised artist, who has been heavily influenced by Midcoast Maine artists and so many others, not excluding much inspiration coming by my brothers, Christopher and Gregory. Having had what I would consider great levels of instruction of both formal and informal levels, I am mostly self-taught through visual observation, self-study and practice. 

TOGETHER: I consider myself a humanitarian and philanthropist and I enjoy using my “super powers” for the use of good causes.


Bjorn RunquistBjörn Runquist

Björn Runquist was born in Stockholm, Sweden, grew up in New York and spent his high school years in France before returning to the U.S. for college.  He has spent many summers in Maine and is now a full time resident.  He has work in the permanent collection of the Farnsworth Museum and has exhibited widely in galleries on the East Coast from Florida to Maine, including the Caldbeck in Rockland, the Connecticut Biennial at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich, The Center for Maine Contemporary Art in Rockport, and the Allan Stone Gallery in New York.  He was featured in Maine Home & Design in April 2010 and listed as one of Maine’s 60 artists “to collect now, while you can”.  He was also featured again in Maine Home & Design in the August 2010 issue.

HOMAGE TO PICASSO AS A TREKKER: As I looked at this paddle it suddenly resembled a string instrument.  It was a short jump from there to this piece being inspired by Picasso’s and Braque’s cubists paintings of guitars from the years around 1910.  I copied their use of collage and references to the life around them.  The Trekkers theme grew as I thought  of the connection between Trekkers, travel, education and the ever expanding borders that a Trekker head start can offer one (I will never forget a young lady who spoke at a Trekkers presentation some years ago who described arriving here as a troubled 12 year old with few options and in a few weeks would be leaving to be a freshman at Boston University).  Hence the references to art in another time and another place, to another language, to music, to literature (the French text is from “Waiting for Godot”, written by an Irishman, Samuel Becket, who preferred to write in French) to maps, travel nearby and travel to other countries.


Marnie Sinclair-side#1Marnie Sinclair-side#2Marnie Sinclair

Marnie Sinclair is a process artist who was raised in the lush tropics full of exotic flora and fauna, and now makes her home on the rugged coast of Maine.

JUST WAITING: She has always been inspired by nature and finds the perfect balance, color combinations, textures and designs particularly intriguing, motivating her to try a wide variety of artistic expressions to speak to its grandeur. She is an environmental activist who often uses her art to visually express the many aspects of climate change. She is greatly concerned that nature’s perfect balance is being thrown off by our inability to live sustainably as we power our way over the environment, resulting in all life on the planet being compromised and impacted.


Barbara SullivanBarbara Sullivan

Barbara Sullivan has been included in several Biennial Exhibitions at The Portland Museum of Art, Portland, ME, and The Center for Maine Contemporary Art Rockport, Maine. In 2007,  she had her first solo Museum Exhibition, at The University of Maine Museum, Bangor, Maine. She has shown in many group exhibitions in Maine and New England as well as in New York. She is a recipient of both the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant and a Pollock/Krasner Grant. She is represented by Caldbeck Gallery in Rockland, Maine and she teaches foundations at the University of Maine at Farmington.

NORTHERN MOCKINGBIRD: The inspiration for the paddle: The Mockingbird can mimic and model after others and I thought about how Trekkers is a great example of that for young people, who get the opportunity to model themselves after their Trekker Leaders.

Medium: Shaped Fresco mounted on Paddle.


Sarah TannebringSarah Tannebring

I grew up tidepooling and exploring the rocky beautiful shores of Maine and Massachusetts with my two sisters. After living in Boulder, Colorado for many years, the smell of the sea and the lure of a foggy afternoon brought me and my watercolors back to the coast where I spend my days dreaming, painting and storybook writing!        

A WHALEY BIG ADVENTURE: The wood grain of the paddle showed a very prominent whale, and as I started sketching, the island slowly emerged. “Island Girl” is a character in a story I’ve been working on, so I figured she was a perfect companion for a whaley big adventure.


Greta Van CampenGreta  Van Campen

Greta Van Campen is a painter from Thomaston, Maine, known for her contemporary, hard-edge style. She comes from a family of artists and grew up painting beside her mother and father. Greta graduated from Bowdoin College in 2005 with a Major in Visual Art. In 2011, she received funding through kickstarter for her “Greta Paints America” project, which allowed her to travel the country and develop her process while painting all fifty states. In the last two years, she has had shows in Rockland, Chicago, Park City, Houston, New Orleans and San Francisco. She now lives and works in Tenants Harbor. 

VIEW FROM BARTER’S POINT: Inspiration for this paddle comes from my studio view. This past fall through spring, I rented a house on Barter’s Point Road in Tenant’s Harbor and have enjoyed waking up for sunrise and looking out at the ocean and islands. Even in the dead of winter, the water and sky are always moving, always changing color, and it’s a constant reminder of how magical the world is.


Amy WilliamsAmy Williams

Amy has painted and drawn her whole life, but began formal studies in 2000 at the School of the Museum of Fine Art, while maintaining an alter ego as a professor specializing in cyber security. Eventually, she moved to New York and studied intensively at the Art Students League, but also served as the Director of Cyber Initiatives for the Crime Commission of New York City. She and her husband, Kevin Beers, met on Monhegan in 2008 and made the inevitable decision to move to Maine in 2014, where they are both very pleased to be painting full time.

MAGICAL KARAOKE LUTE: The paddle just looked like a lute to me.  This one is magical for three reasons.  1. It’s covered in GLITTER!  2. It’s a well known fact that if you hold a fake musical instrument covered in GLITTER, it will make you sing better.  3. It will bring big bucks to TREKKERS just so the lucky buyer has the opportunity to say they paid a lot of LOOT for their LUTE!