On-site sketching the Cornerstone Baptist Church at Eastport,..
..the St Stephen Catholic Church at Milltown in New Brunswick, Canada,..
...and St Ann's Episcopal Church at Calais, Tom Brennan works on another pastel for the exhibit.
In 2008 fifty-one original pastels were made by the Maine artist. Several were completed on-site and many were begun on location then completed in the studio due to rainy weather conditions. All were matted and framed in 16x20 wooden frames under glass. Some have been purchased by the houses of worship depicted while others are still available.
A moving opening night reception was held to dedicate the show to a very wonderful woman who had exemplified dedication to her church throughout her abruptly shortened life. Attended by family members, the unveiling of Darlene Brennan's triple-portrait reminded all of those present, as well as the many others who visited the exhibit, of her wonderful contributions to her church and of her resilient personal faith in God.
Tom Brennan PAINTINGS & PORTRAITS ROBBINSTON, MAINE 04671 USA