SPRUCE HEAD — The Craignair Art Gallery hosts an exhibition entitled “Third Watch” by Spruce Head artist Katharine Cartwright from Thursday, July 28, through Monday, Aug. 22. This series of exquisite India ink drawings depicts the standing and running rigging on tall ships that she sailed in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans.

Cartwright said, “My focus is on the beautiful and elegant designs made by ropes and lines on these historic vessels where traditional seamanship is practiced even today.” Some of the detailed drawings contain more than 40,000 pen strokes.

Cartwright’s paintings have been featured in international exhibitions winning top awards and in hundreds of private and corporate collections. Her works have also been featured in notable publications such as Pratiques des Arts, Art Scope Magazine, Visual Language Magazine, Best of Worldwide Watermedia, and A Walk Into Abstracts. The Maine Arts Commission recently exhibited her work in the State House in Augusta. Notably, Cartwright served as the artist consultant and designer of the exterior mural model at the Mid-Coast School of Technology in Rockland.

The Craignair Art Gallery is located at the Craignair Inn at the end of Clark Island Road. Gallery hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and informally throughout the day. For more information, visit craignairinn.com/gallery.