The Art Studio in Maine is located at Robbinston. This small New England village of approximately 500 year-round residents is located 120 miles northeast of Bangor on the U.S.-Canadian border.
With breathtaking views of the St. Croix River all along the shoreline, visitors often inquire about what the "island" or "land" is across the river. "That's Canada," is an answer generally surprising to most. Maine and Canada, particularly Down East Maine, have always enjoyed cordial relations and the longest unprotected border in the world. Events since 9/11 have obviously altered that, but the people of the international community along the St. Croix remain as close as ever.
Tom uses the European style easel preferring its multifunctional attributes to others he has tried through the years. He also recently added a single-mast easle to his studio and prefers it for formal unveilings as well. Quite often he begins paintings by sketching ideas through to compositional studies at a drafting table. A solid oak taboret, filled with a multiplicity of oils and acrylics, is an essential storage unit with several features that greatly assist during the daily painting process. Wooden brush station, media tray and linen holders are all within easy reach for the work underway. The walls of the studio display a number of original paintings. During sittings, guests may also listen to a great variety of music while the conversation flows freely.
Tom Brennan PAINTINGS & PORTRAITS ROBBINSTON, MAINE 04671 USA