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Monthly Archives: February 2017

Next Show: Art of Great Bay 2017


Off to Sea – Original oil on canvas

This painting, oil on canvas, depicts a sailor leaving his family, the bustle of a wharf and, ultimately, heading out to sea. This is not any particular seaside location; it comes from my imagination.

I am pleased this painting was selected to be included in the 13th annual Art of Great Bay show, April 7-9 at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at the Great Bay Discovery Center in Greenland, NH.

The theme this year is Art Inspired by Coastal New England, to include art celebrating the culture, architecture, agriculture and recreation of the New England coast.


Lighthouse Spotlight

I’m entering these lighthouse paintings for a show looking for art inspired by the New England coast.

jeancolquhoun002This first painting features Boone Island Light, off the coast of Maine near Cape Neddick, which has the distinction of being the tallest lighthouse in both Maine and New England at 133 feet. The painting is original, as is the document, an 1876 voucher for the keeper’s salary.

The second painting is the Portland Headlight from 1890, as is the original map. It took a little research to see how this landmark looked then, for it has changed over the past century.


Certainly one can’t help but be inspired by these paintings of Maine lighthouses and how fun it is to view them in the context of the accompanying documents.

It’s a lot of fun making history come alive!