Acadia National Park, on the rocky coast of Maine, is a place where I have spent 2-3 months a year for the past 7 years. Since I once lived further up the coast, it feels to me like returning home. While there I do small plein air watercolors and take many pictures of ocean scenes to work on in my studio. I am also inspired by the many artists-in-residence who pass through, sometimes tagging along as they go out to paint the rocky coast near Schoodic Point. I enjoy many environmental activities, among them tide-pooling and learning about sea creatures, as I help out with the Schoodic Education Adventure, a program for middle school students.

Plants growing in granite ledges near the sea

A rock weed garden with sea creatures in a tidepool at Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park

Granite ledges and goldenrod on the Schoodic Peninsula, Acadia National Park

Near Seawall at Acadia National Park on Mt. Desert Island, ME
“Road to Seawall

A plein air painting at Blueberry Hill at Schoodic Point, Acadia National Park.

Baker Island Lighthouse, an island in Acadia National Park, off Mt. Desert Island, ME