Photograph – Newburyport Architecture

Custom House Maritime Museum

Custom House Maritime Museum

A couple of HDR images from downtown Newburyport, Massachusetts. The first is the Custom House Maritime Museum, a great little place that showcases Newburyport’s rich seafaring heritage. Among their holdings on display are ship models, shipyard dioramas, and maritime paintings. The building was constructed in 1835 as a custom house, a facility where taxes were collected on imported goods arriving in the harbor. As Newburyport is the birthplace of the Coast Guard, there is a room devoted to the history of that organization from its roots as a string of shoreline life saving stations. The navigation buoy seen in the image is over 60 years old – this style of buoy was used to mark where the water was deep enough for boats.
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Photograph – Gloucester

Fisherman's Memorial

Fisherman’s Memorial

These images capture some interesting scenes I took on a recent trip to Gloucester, Massachusetts. I used HDR processing followed by artistic filters on all the images in this series to give them a painterly look. There is of course the obligatory Fisherman’s Memorial, which I still cherish as a childhood memory from trips our family took to this area. The statue looks out to the sea and is dedicated to the many fishermen who have lost their lives in their dangerous profession.
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Art Shows in April

Dinghy at Wentworth Coolidge

Dinghy at Wentworth Coolidge

I have works on display at the following exhibitions in April:

  • Two works (Dinghy at Wentworth-Coolidge and Gundalow Piscataqua) and a silent auction piece at the Great Bay Art Show Fri April 8 to Sun April 10 at the Hugh Gregg Coastal Conservation Center at Great Bay Discovery Center on 89 Depot Road in Greenland, NH. Reception is Friday April 8 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM.
  • The  Seacoast Artist Association in Exeter, NH celebrates the opening of their new gallery at 130 Water Street in downtown Exeter, New Hampshire on Saturday April 9 from 2:00 PM to 6:00 PM. This is a wonderful new space with much improved lighting right in the center of town next to the Town Hall building. I have an entry in the Feathers and Fur theme show as well as 4 new works from my Cape Cod series in the exhibiting members portion of the gallery.
  • Member show (my Great Bay Marina print) at the Newburyport Art Association gallery in Newburyport, MA