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Identical twin artists Art and Chuck Paine display, and briefly talk about, their approaches to nautical painting and drawing. Both have had successful careers as yacht designers and commercial artists. An 80-minute slide presentation will depict their early efforts as “child prodigies,” mid-careers in the fields of commercial art, yacht design and yacht building, and mature work as painters in oil and watercolor. They will have some of their most recent paintings on display for sale and critique. There will be time at the end for questions and discussion.
Art and Chuck began their lives on the island of Jamestown in the middle of Narragansett Bay, just across the East Passage from Newport. Like Jamestown resident William Trost Richards before them, their exposure to the beauty of their native island, surrounded as it was in the summer by the nautical creations of Nathaniel Herreshoff, gave rise to their lifetimes in the nautical field. Both have branched out into non-marine subject matter, though it never strays far from the edge of the sea. Come and see how the twins’ sibling rivalry and lifelong collaboration gave rise to well over a thousand beautiful yachts, black and white sketches and colorful paintings.
The talk is free of charge and open to the public. Donations at the door will be gratefully accepted to benefit the non-profit Camden Area Youth Seamanship Program (CAYSP).