Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Last week, my artist friend Nancy Bea Miller and I managed to carve out a time to make a trip to Maine. Not a vacation, but a business trip! We delivered paintings to a total of three galleries and then headed home. The weather was not exactly cooperative. It varied between blue skies and torrential downpours, but we made it without mishap.
Highlights of the trip included walking and driving around Portland, where we visited galleries and saw the wonderful old brick buildings in the downtown area. We went to Stonington where Ron Watson, owner/director of the gWatson Gallery, treated us to a delicious lunch, ice cream, and coffee for the trip. Then we headed to Rockland and the Dowling Walsh Gallery where we enjoyed the artwork in the expansive new gallery space. The food was great, too. We found a Thai restaurant in Brunswick whose ingredients come straight from an organic farm--an artistic and culinary delight. On the way home we stayed overnight with Nancy Bea's relatives who run a restaurant, Bella Luna, in Jamaica Plain, MA. Her brother-in-law made us a gourmet breakfast that could only have come from a man who knows food.
Even though it would have been nice to stay longer in Maine, it was not so bad for a business trip!