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The Multifaceted Creativity of Daniel Minter

A Portland-based artist brings empathy to his vision of history and the world

Some book ideas for winter reading

Novels, history, boating, and invention

Siri Beckman

Printmaker Siri Beckman’s sense of place—and line—makes for memorable impressions.

An Island Childhood

Raising boys on a Maine island in a home built by a fishing legend.

The Pretty Good House

Architect Emily Mottram’s work focuses on efficient, simple designs.

Architectural Elements

Once charted on maps, cupolas provide views and ventilation as well as serving as waypoints.

Cig Harvey

Photographer Cig Harvey’s images turn small moments into gasps of wonder.


A historic summer cottage with a lighthouse-inspired tower

Michael Torlen

In his series “Ocean Blues,” artist Michael Torlen reflects on the fate of our water planet.

An Odd Fellows Hall is Reborn

Brooklin’s historic Order of Odd Fellows Hall was on the verge of falling down, when a team of new owners stepped in and breathed new life into the classic structure.

George Hathaway

Portland’s prolific marine artist, George Hathaway, got his start painting furniture.

Michael Vermette

Michael Vermette has become one of Maine’s foremost plein air painters. His most recent subject was the Allagash Wilderness Waterway.

A Little Lake Cottage with Vintage Charm

Renovation of a small camp on Megunticook Lake retains its period charm.

Cooking on a Boat

In the galley kitchen with Annie Mahle

This Ocean-Focused Work Space Promotes Collaboration and Innovation

The New England Ocean Cluster seeks to promote ocean-related innovation through collaboration.