by T. BLEN PARKER
EAGLE SWOOPING OVER A RABBIT
Artist-author’s rendition of ISLAND OF EAGLES, Swan Island in the Kennebec River of Maine.
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OFTEN PAINTING CONCEPTS are taken from vintage black and white postcards. I enjoy breathing life back into the subjects I paint with color. As a volunteer at the Richmond Maine Archive Center at 17 Spruce Street, I have access to many photos and news articles from the Richmond Bee, published from 1880 into the 1960’s.
WELL-KNOWN HATHORN BUILDING with SILENT POLICEMAN at the CORNER of MAIN & FRONT STREET, RICHMOND, MAINE
FIRST UNITED CHURCH, Main Street, Richmond, Maine. See the granite bench on the little hill next to the FIRE DEPARTMENT today.
SHAW’S INN later known as PEACOCK TAVERN in Richmond, Maine, once the Pony Express stop. Visit Peacock Beach right across Route 201. Richmond claims this is the oldest building in town.
RICHMOND TOWN PARK – gazebo at the Kennebec Riverside in winter.
ORONO MAINE boys managed to hitch a MOOSE to a cart for a winter ride through the snow.
RETIRED BOAT, turned into a garden, filled with lush flowers – MONHEGAN ISLAND MAINE
TWO FAMILY RESCUE PETS!