Star boats racing near Thacher Island twin lighthouses.

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Rhodes 19s racing near Thacher Island.

Nautical tradition in Rockport. At the annual Ned Hay Regatta, the winning sailors have been awarded paintings for over 60 years. The yacht club has commissioned me to paint many of the pictures.

The picturesque seaside village of Rockport. Known for yachting, fishing, and as an art colony. This is the early-evening view from a rocking chair on the porch of the little yacht club at the end of the pier. The boats are attached to moorings fore and aft, so they always face out to sea, whichever way the tide.

Curtis Island Light, Camden, Maine.  oil on canvas  12x16"   $650.

Gay Head Light, Martha's Vineyard   Oil on canvas  14x11"


Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Rockport, MA  Oil on canvas  20x25"          $2300.

 Hey Sean ……. thanks again for painting my great trophy. Let me know when you’re done with it and I’ll make the arrangements to either be picked up or shipped. By the way that’s the best trophy I’ve ever received.. S.dL.

Ned Hay Star boats returning

Rockport, Sandy Bay Yacht Club, Ned Hay Regatta, August 2015.

In the event, this skipper (red vest in my painting below) heading out of harbor to the race course is the oldest competitor, at 90. Another sailor rounded 60 consecutive years of sailing this race. Yet in a recent year the winner was an entering freshman at Tufts, who won again several years later. (bottom center)

Filmed on Martha's Vineyard, the movie Jaws featured Gay Head Light to dramatic purpose. In one scene the lighthouse visually divided the screen between the arguing faces of actors Murray Hamilton and Roy Shieder symbolizing the opposed purposes of the two public officials.

Said to be the most painted subject in American art, the former fishing shack was for a time the art studio of a Rockport artist who held classes in it. His students so often went outside to paint it from various points of view that these studies and their subject became a staple for Rockport artists and for many far beyond Cape Ann.

Started in 1885, the Sandy Bay Yacht Club, in picturesque Rockport, MA is an historically serious sailing center sporting several classes of sailboat racing fleets.     International yachtsmen gather for the Ned Hay Star Boat Regatta every August.

Motif #1  Oil on canvas  20x27"                                     $2800.

Rockport, Inner Harbor with Motif #1  Oil on canvas  20x28"      $2600

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Cityscapes - Beacon Hill, Back Bay, Harvard Square.

New England Coastal Places, Lighthouses, Sailboats.

House Portraits

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Rockport Harbor, Evening.  oil on canvas  11x14"                        $500.

Lobster Traps in Maine, oil on canvas .  30x40   $3300

New England Coastal Scenes - Seascapes, Light Houses, Sailing

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