“Art of the Sea” Opening Reception

Maple and Main Gallery

Nov. 3, 2017, 05:00 am

1 Maple Street
PHONE 860-526-6065


Join us for the opening reception of “Art of the Sea,” a show featuring a selection of nautical seascapes by Maple and Main artist, Peter Barrett. Come and meet the artist and enjoy light appetizers and wine. The event also runs during Chester’s First Friday. All shops and galleries will be open late and hosting various events throughout the evening.

Peter’s solo show during November in the Stone Gallery, “Art of the Sea,” could not be more aptly titled.

A graduate of the US Coast Guard Academy and an avid boater, for a quarter of a century, Pete has been recording with his paint brushes the waves crashing against Maine rocks, boats bobbing at rest in quiet Connecticut coves and herons and terns at the water’s edge of New England beaches.

He is mainly self-taught but has been mentored and guided by well-known artists over the years including Elizabeth Sennett of East Hampton and good friends and internationally known artists Mary Erickson and Donald Demers. His oil paintings are done both on location and in the studio.

Pete’s daughter-in-law, Lindsay Barrett recently died of cancer and the show is dedicated to her memory. Fifteen percent of all sales will be donated to Yale New Haven Hospital Closer to Free Hematology Fund in Lindsay’s name.

A recently retired businessman, Pete is a founding member of Maple and Main, developing its financial model and serving as CEO for the majority of its eight years in business.

In addition to Maple and Main is Pete is an Associate Artist at Lyme Art Association and has been in juried shows there, at Hartford Fine Art and the Mystic Outdoor Arts Festival.

Maple and Main Gallery of Fine Art

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