We’re pleased as punch to have Bridgehampton, New York native Terry Elkins as our June Art Walk artist. When we saw his artwork and prints a few years ago it was a “You had me at hello” moment.
Living or vacationing in the Midcoast Maine area, how could you not love the beauty and intricacy of his work? Slowly and steadily Terry has been painting all of the lighthouses up and down the east coast. He then transfers his work and makes fabulous prints, like the one seen above. So far for Maine he’s painted Curtis Island Lighthouse in Camden, Portland Head Lighthouse, and Owl’s Head Lighthouse (rumor has it he might finish Pemaquid while he’s up!)
Here’s one of his Curtis Island originals:
Just fabulous. Couldn’t you just stay on that ledge all day?
A bit about Terry, and how his work changed to incorporate the amazing nautical images we see today:
In 1978 I finished my MFA and started migrating back and forth to NYC, connecting with the artist I’d meet and the excitement of living in the city. I managed to find a loft to work in and by 1988 I had my first solo show in SoHo. Around then I moved to Bridgehampton, NY, a long 90 miles from NYC but a short bicycle ride to the beach. My work began to change again, unconventionally from abstract painting, where I’d come from in the 70’s and early 80’s, to more representational as I discovered where I moved to, a landscape surrounded by ocean.
We’re tickled that Terry is making the trip up for the second Art Walk of the season, and will be available to sign his prints or original works. We’re trying to convince him to make his world famous margaritas for the evening’s event, wouldn’t that be nice!
Please join us Friday June 3rd at our shop at 371 Main Street in Rockland from 5-8pm for a celebration of Terry Elkin’s nautical and coastal themed work. Light refreshments (hopefully margaritas!) will be served.
We look forward to seeing you then!