South Thomaston artist Loretta Krupinski will present a slide talk from her new book “Looking Astern: An Artist’s View of Maine’s Historic Working Waterfronts” Saturday, April 3 at 1 p.m. at the Owls Head Transportation Museum, Route 73. Admission is free.

Krupinski paints with historical accuracy from early black and white photographs from museums and historical societies from Searsport to Bath. Her book, published by Down East Books, includes 40 such paintings.

“The paintings portray a history of growth and the legacy of the past that still surrounds us today — a historic windjammer fleet, quarries, sea captain’s homes and other shipbuilding enterprises,” she said.

Her talk will include a few stories and she will share her process for painting the past. Krupinski’s work has appeared in several books on maritime art and various museums throughout the country. She also is an award-winning author/illustrator of 27 picture books for children.

“Looking Astern: An Artist’s View of Maine’s Historic Working Waterfronts” is the final program in the Owls Head Transportation Museum’s annual Winter Education Series. The museum is located two miles south of Rockland. For more information, call 594-4418 or visit

VillageSoup Art/Entertainment Editor Dagney Ernest can be reached at 207-594-4401 or by e-mail to