Art History Comes Alive at the Inn!

Here’s a new feature I plan to bring you once a month, highlighting a piece of art that graces the walls of the Captain Lord Mansion. Sometimes, perhaps, I’ll feature a local artist whose work we particularly enjoy.

Bev and I know that some of you, when you come to visit, really enjoy these exquisite, extraordinary pieces. Now, permit us to share a little of their history with you.

Perrin1_2 This month, we feature Dennis Perrin who shows his work at Mast Cove Galleries an excellent gallery here in Kennebunkport.  His pieces are fluid, full of light, softness and color.  We loved his work from the start when Bev and I bought a piece for our home.

The first one we bought for the inn is the painting seen at the right. I like to call it “Summer Serenity”; it just beckons memories of a brilliant summer day somewhere along Maine’s rocky coast.

Perrin2We also have another of his paintings in the reception room, this one untiltled, of a woman standing at a pond (seen on the left). I just love the cerulean blue in this piece.

But certainly, our most treasured Dennis Perrin piece is the one that hangs above the mantel piece in our reception room. This piece, “Treasured Memories” was painted by Mr. Perrin, live, here at the inn five years ago to celebrate our 25th anniversary.

How could we not love this painting? It truly captures and invokes the feeling our guests have of their visit to our inn. The woman in this painting could be leaving, coming or just reflecting.  Come see her and reflect with her.  And if you can’t get enough of it, you can take a limited edition reproduction home with you, framed and available in our gift shop for $135.

Treasuredmemories_tb In case you are wondering, the woman, the muse of every one of our Perrin paintings, is his wife, Amy and not, as one may wonder, my beloved Bev.  Your innkeeper, Rick Litchfield

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