Paine’s ‘Sail and Sea’ in Sanctuary

Aug 06, 2017
Chuck Paine works on “Mid-Atlantic Storm,” one of the large oil paintings he will display along with smaller studies in the Sanctuary Gallery.

Rockland — The Sanctuary Gallery at the Rockland Congregational Church, 180 Limerock St., will welcome renowned Tenants Harbor artist Chuck Paine Sunday, Aug. 13. The opening reception for his new show, “Studies of Sail and Sea,” will start at 11:15 a.m. with refreshments and piano music by Sue Pedretti.

This show focuses on Paine's studies for his larger paintings, featured. A selection of small studies also will be displayed and available for purchase.

"Chuck's work appeals to me because the viewer can easily feel the power of the sea and the grace of the boat,” said curator Judy Waterman.

Paine and his identical twin brother Art are lifelong artists. When they were 15, they received scholarships for weekend art classes at the Rhode Island School of Design. Chuck went on to study engineering at Brown University. In 1973, he opened his own business, C.W. Paine Yacht Design. During this time, he perfected his drawing skills with pencil, pen and computer. More than 1,000 yachts were built to Paine's designs.

In recent years, he has rediscovered his youthful passion for fine art drawing and painting. He spends most of his time working in oil and watercolor and in teaching. He said he feels strongly that if one has achieved a measure of success as an artist, one is obliged to pass it on and “For this reason, I offer inexpensive lessons to aspiring artists in Midcoast Maine.”

“Studies of Sail and Sea” will hang until Sept. 14. The church is handicapped-accessible, and parking is on the upper level.

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

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