Reflections, Willows 3 (Coolidge Point, Manchester, MA)
54x 60 inches, oil on canvas
with thanks to the kind assistance of Cape Ann Museum staff who orchestrated the transport –
Thomas Skalski, Security Supervisor (on the left) Leon Ducette, Curatorial Assistant (on the right)
My donated painting on its way to the collection of the Cape Ann Museum in Gloucester, MA.
Painted in 1997, the painting also served as the invitation image for Reflections, my first solo show in Massachusetts, at Ingrid Swanson’s ARA Gallery that same year in Hamilton, MA.
I’m delighted to have it available there for anyone who knows the area to enjoy. (you can see the pond and the willows near the Great Lawn which became part of the Trustees of Reservations conservation property many years later.)
We lived on Coolidge Point for 6 years in the parsonage rented from the Episcopalian chapel on Smith’s Point. I was inspired by the beauty of Coolidge Point then to do many paintings of the area. I still walk it as often as possible because it never fails to draw me in.