This painting was influenced by a photograph taken by a very talented photographer, Charlie Widdis (see www.charliewiddis.com). Charlie is a good friend of my sons, and as a rising photographer his work is being recognized in New England. I also love this painting because I was born and raised in Maine and love to be near the ocean, where the salt air and crashing waves always recharge me when I go home. Perhaps between my personal friendship with Charlie, and the beauty of the Maine Coast, this painting is so special to me. The original painting is now in the collection of Gene and Doris Capello.