The Pemaquid Art Gallery in Lighthouse Park provides an opportunity to enjoy the work of many well-known area artists. Among them is Mark Chesebro, returning for a second year as guest artist. He is co-author (with his wife) of Colors and Tastes of Maine, illustrated with photos and his original oil paintings featuring familiar sights in the Pemaquid area.

Mark Chesebro "Sunrise"
Mark Chesebro “Sunrise”

Chesebro has had an extensive art career in Maine spanning over 20 years. His talent for rendering the beautiful sights he sees from his boat has been recognized by the Maine Arts Commission. Chesebro’s paintings have been on display at the State House Legislative Assembly Room, and a large mural size painting, “Nor’easterly,” was chosen to be displayed at the State House for most of 2014 and 2015.

Like many artists, Chesebro worked for a time in the commercial art world at MacMillan Publishing in New York. For the past two decades his art has featured the coastal communities and interior mountains of the Northeast, particularly Maine. He is particularly inspired by the more than fifty islands in Muscongus Bay.

His work may also be seen at Chesebro Gallery, in New Harbor and online, and at Cheney Insurance, in Damariscotta.


Paul Sherman "Pemaquid Wave"
Paul Sherman “Pemaquid Wave”

Another featured artist is gallery member Paul Sherman, whose colorful watercolors catch the light dancing on the water, and the reflections of boats and buoys in coastal harbors. This will be his sixth season exhibiting at the Gallery.

While he has had a varied vocational career from shipbuilding to building restoration and more, he has never lost the commitment to honing his painting skills. The results speak for themselves. His paintings of boats, birds, and buoys are luminous. While his art is realistic, his interest is not in simply recording objects, but in exploring the patterns and abstract qualities formed by moving water, color, and light. The result is exciting, hinting at a meaning that goes beyond the objects he renders so well.

Sherman is also represented by the Lincolnville Fine Art Gallery.

Visit the Pemaquid Gallery of Art this season to see the work of the following member artists: Barbara Applegate, Debra Arter, Bruce Babb, Julie Babb, Stephen Busch, William Curtis, Dianne Dolan, Peggy Farrell, Viola Glendinning, Claire Hancock, Kay Hannah, Jean Harris, Hannah Ineson, Will Kefauver, Jan Kilburn, Barbara Klein, Patti Leavitt, Sally Loughridge, Marlene Loznicka, Nancy MacKinnon, Judy Nixon, Paul Sherman, Liliana Thelander, Ernest Thompson, Bob Vaughan, Bev Walker, and guest artists Mark Chesebro, Sarah Fisher and Kathleen Horst. 

Artists all reside within the Pemaquid peninsula area. The Gallery is situated within Lighthouse Park at Pemaquid Point, Bristol and online at The gallery is open daily through Columbus Day, from 10 AM until 5 PM.

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