Tom Curry is a plein aire painter from the coast of Maine. His images will be a lovely reminder as I return from my vacation on Monhegan. He loves islands like I do. Here's a quote...I am drawn to paint both the raw, wild places and the small villages and harbors on the peninsula where I live—working outdoors where I can be in direct contact with the clear, searing light or the dense fog, the heat of the sun or a frigid wind, the sounds of crickets or distant drone of a fishing boat, the smell of salt. I seek to create a powerful and intimate sense—and experience—of these places using layers of saturated color and compositions distilled to bold, elemental forms.