There are so many incredibly beautiful lakes in Maine. What we would call a ‘lake’ in Connecticut is called a ‘pond’ here. Far from the packed out in summer small bodies of water in my former stomping grounds you can find sparsely populated retreats. New to me this year is Pitcher Pond in Northport. This […]
Day Trip: Monhegan If Rockland/Camden area is the ‘Jewel of the Maine Coast’ then Monhegan is a rough cut gem of blue/green tourmaline. Along with 100 plus other passengers, we awaited the call to board the Elizabeth Ann out of Port Clyde. It was a picture perfect day, 80 degrees and calm winds. Our mission, […]
Day Trip: Rockport Memories of days spent with my Italian grandfather clamming and crabbing along the Connecticut shore always brings a smile to my face. It was great fun getting stuck in the mud flats and losing your sneakers. As a 7 year old, the mud would almost be up to my waist. Afterward we […]
One of my favorite galleries in Rockland is Art Space, right across from the Strand Theater on Main Street. This artist co-op is quite a gem. Owned and operated by 19 members, the gallery boasts many accomplished artists working in an exciting array of styles and mediums. Shows rotate monthly throughout the summer generally coinciding […]
Azaleas and quince are in bloom. Rhododendrons are just about to open and lady slippers are just peaking their heads up. And oh yes, the tulips, all 28,000 of them. Free admission to Coastal Maine Botanical Gardens in Boothbay, Maine is available Memorial Day. If you can catch a few hours in between the raindrops […]
What does 10,000 gallons of milk have to do with the small coastal town of Rockport? Everything! Rockport Marketplace is home to a wonderful artisan cheese maker, State of Maine cheese. Upon my arrival to State of Maine Cheese, I was heartily greeted by Cathe Morrill, owner of the business since 1996. Why did you […]
Fairs, farms, and food carts. Artist interviews and day trips. Places to go and people to meet. This blog, Coastal Collage, is life in Maine from an artists perspective.
Plein Air Painting in Port Clyde Impressionists, realists, and abstract artists alike find no lack of inspiration in Maine. The landscape is raw, rugged, reflective. Peeling paint, rusted metal, greens and blues and fog…. compel the viewer to contemplation. Birch Point State Park Coastal Maine Workshops offers large studio space, lavish personal attention, and master […]