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Whimsical Art Inspired by True Stories

Artist Ed Parker paints whimsical maritime scenes that at first glance appear to be simple works of carefree fantasy, but on closer examination reveal the results of painstaking research.

Yvonne Jacquette Finds Art in High Places

Pushing the bird’s-eye view tradition to new heights, Yvonne Jacquette paints landscapes based on studies made from elevated outlooks: planes (small and large), helicopters, tall buildings, and the tops of mountains.

A Tipsy Rooster and Horse Whispering

The writer recalls the time the family’s rooster got drunk, and his grandfather’s winning ways with draft horses

Painter Abe Goodale Comes Home to the Sea

This descendent of Charles Dana Gibson pays homage to Maine fishermen in remarkable watercolors

Modern, Net-Zero, and Very Livable

Peaks Island home combines modern lines and net-zero footprint

From Farmhouse to Summer Retreat

Blue Hill's Curtis house and F.L. Olmstead

Governor Baxter and the Making of a Historian

Maine State Historian Earle Shettleworth explains how early encounters with Gov. Percival Baxter inspired his career.

Precisely Maine

Greta Van Campen and Mary Alice Treworgy practice a modern-day Precisionism in their paintings.

Trailer Makeover

A renovation transforms a rundown mobile home into an elegant living space.

A Few Ideas for Winter Reading

From the bookshelf

Dandelion Sandwich

From the Department of Wonder...

Canine Quarters at Sea

Photographer Ruth Montgomery, Way Back When

The Do It Yourself Dock

It took two summers, but he managed to build his own dock, complete with pilings.

Janice Anthony

A brilliant realist, the painter seeks out out-of-the-way places that speak to her sense of place.

The Bygone Era of the Prim & Proper Bathing Suit

A look at how people hit the beach in the 19th and 20th centuries.