All Things Maine
All Things Maine

Friday, November 03, 2006

Evelyn Dunphy, Katahdin Artist

I've mentioned the Katahdin paintings of Evelyn Dunphy before. A story on the AP wire gives some biographical info on the artist, and a description of her remote workplace in T3 R8 WELS.
Dunphy, 66, trudges through the forest with her handmade canvas bundled into her backpack in search of locations to capture the magical moments of Mount Katahdin, Maine's tallest mountain. In just over two years, she has created close to 100 paintings of the mile-high mountain - all made from Katahdin Lake a couple of miles away.

Her pre-dawn outings to the wilderness often stretch into the evening. At night, she applies the finishing strokes to her pieces under the light of a kerosene lantern in the warmth and comfort of a cabin built on the lake in 1835, and used by artists for decades. [Link]

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