Maritime artist Loretta Krupinski  will show local paintings of Port Clyde, Tenants Harbor, Monhegan and other local Midcoast areas in a mix of contemporary and historical images Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, at the Odd Fellows Hall, Watts Avenue at Elementary School Road in the village. Prints, large and small, also will be for sale. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.  Saturday; and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.

Little did Krupinski expect to cross over from contemporary sailing and coastal marine art to historical paintings of coastal Maine when she moved 16 years ago from Connecticut to South Thomaston. Surrounded by salt water, boating and beaches were imprinted on her since she was a child. After earning a bachelor of fine arts degree from Syracuse University, she pursued careers from newspaper editorial illustrator (Newsday) and graphic design in the corporate world to writing and illustrating children’s books, all the while painting the classic wood yachts off Connecticut and Newport, R.I.

Moving up to Maine, she pursued the beauty of Midcoast harbors and islands, eventually falling in love with the old historical black-and-white photos from local museums and historical societies. This led to publishing a book on Maine maritime history, “Looking Astern” (Down East Publishing), with text and paintings of her own.

L.L. Bean recently purchased her painting of “Matinicus Rock Light House (1901).” Aside from exhibiting in many museums across the country, she had an exhibition at the State House in Augusta. She also has exhibited at the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport for 30 years and has won eight awards of excellence at the International Marine Art Exhibition. Krupinski is a Fellow in the American Society of Marine Artists.

For more information, about this one-weekend show, call 354-0228.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or