"Deer Isle has a motion and spirit. Trees, light and water breathe together to create a tranquil and powerful beauty. It's like coming home. I will paint here forever."
~Christine York


Deer Isle Island

Image size: 6 1/2" x 8 1/2”
Mat size: 12 1/2” x 14 1/2”
Everywhere you look there is another island all beautiful and unique. I do not paint from photos or sketches. It's a memory, a feeling or a mood.

Colors: blue-green, ochre and white.


Crow Island

Image size: 11” x 14”
Mat size: 19” x 22”
I have a thing about crows and in both my houses one watches over me. I gained permission to trespass, so I could hold the image of Crow Island in my mind, then, ran to my studio to paint it. No photos for me, just my memory!

Colors: green, tan, blue, white.


Freeze Island

Image size: 4 1/2" x 6”
Mat size: 10” x 10 3/4”
A constant view of mine where the eagles fly. I consider them to be good luck.

Colors: gray, blue, green, white.


Birch Whisper

Image size: 17” x 24”
Mat size: 25 1/4” x 32”
A granite ledge and winter birch trees portray the silence of new snow. My painting technique allows the birches to create positive and negative space simultaneously.

Colors: gray, black, pale blue.


Autumn Birches

Image size: 8 1/2” x 11 1/2”
Mat size: 16 1/2” x 19 1/2”
White birch trees stand in sharp contrast to the soft autumn hues. Mostly I see gray birch on Deer Isle, Maine, but these were on my property.

Colors: rose, tan, gray-green, pale blue, white, black.


Gray Birch Stand

Image size: 10 1/2” x 13 1/2"
Mat size: 18” x 21”
This stand of birch trees has an austere quality, but is warmed by the rich brown tones and active India ink branches. Asian inspired (white gesso) cross-hatching adorns some trees.

Colors: grays, brown, blue, white and black.


Birch Trees Dance

Image size: 11” x 18”
Mat size: 19” x 26”
The colored birch trees in this Maine winter scene portray a new direction for me. Each birch tree is a vertical abstract landscape. The Asian inspired cross-hatching represents harmony.

Colors: black, blue, gray, tan, coral, green, and white.


Birch Trees Dance #2

$1,400 Framed
Image size: 16 1/2” x 18”
Frame size: 28” x 33”
Drama has been created in this birch watercolor by designing colorful trees with dancing India ink branches. If you like pink you just might love this watercolor. Wood frame with mottled silver leaf finish. There is a narrow outer edge that is black and a narrow inner edge of pale pink. Totally compliments watercolor. Italian Frame.

Colors: pink, green, blue gray , black and white.


Return to Deer Isle

Image size: 7 1/2” x 8 1/2”
Mat size: 15 1/2” x 16 1/2”
Just like the birds in the painting, I too return to Deer Isle each summer to absorb its beauty. The islands are the most enchanting with their gray granite ledges and towering spruce.

Colors: green, blue, gray, white.


Storm Front

Image size: 4 1/2" x 5”
Mat size: 10 1/2" x 11”
Small but mighty in this watercolor of crashing waves in Stonington, Maine. I definitely captured the drama of the evening storm.

Colors: dark blue, light blue, rust, gray, white.


Mountains and Rivers Series, #18

Image size: 7 1/2" x 8”
Mat size: 16” x 16 1/2"
The patterns in snow on mountains in Bar Harbor depict a lively scene at the edge of the water. Asian inspired white cross-hatching creates harmony.

Colors: blue, peachy tan, white.


A Changing Tide

Image size size: 5” x 5”
Frame size: 16” x 16”
Gray granite above and below water nestles along the coastline of Deer Isle, Maine. Most of my watercolors have granite in them, a favorite theme of mine and Deer Isle. Frame: Square profile, deep sides, dark silver gray with distressed nail-head finish, wood. Beautiful.

Colors: gray, blue.


Tidal Pool, Pickering Cove,
Deer Isle, Maine

Image size: 7” x 7”
Mat size: 13” x 13”
My watercolor of granite stones has rhythm, movement and serenity all at the same time. By keeping a tonal palette, the details do dance. Asian inspired cross-hatching (white gesso) represents harmony.

Colors: teal, blues, grays, tiny mamme grays in granite and white.


Water Sound

Image size: 5 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Mat size: 11 1/2" x 11 1/2"
For me, wave action and granite ledges tell the story of Deer Isle, Maine. In this painting, gesso mixed with wet watercolors captures the spirit of a moment. Asian inspired cross-hatching represents harmony.

Colors: blue, gray, brown, light tan and white.


Majestic Birches

Image size: 9 1/2” x 10”
Mat size: 15 1/2” x 16”
Maine's birch trees are a favorite subject matter for me. This watercolor embraces white birch trees on a crisp winter's day.

Colors: black, pink, pale blue and white.


Night Tide Isle au Haut

Image size: 5 1/2” x 5 1/2”
Mat size: 11” x 11”
Isle au Haut is part of Acadia National Park and has a beauty beyond words. I lived alone there (except for my dog). My paintings took on a charged energy as seen here in Night Tide. Painted with Asian symbols.

Colors: teals, browns, grays, tan and white.


Stormy Weather

Image size: 6” x 6”
Mat size: 14” x 14”
An Isle au Haut storm with crashing foam laden surf and birds heading home is as exciting as this watercolor. Gesso is used in a transparent way in the water along with the (harmony) cross-hatching.

Colors: blue, white, gray and browns.


Sunset Beach

Image size: 7 1/2” x 7 1/2”
Mat size: 15 1/2” x 151/2”
Sunset beach has the best stones with soft lovely colors. This watercolor has a circular composition which drove me mad, but I moved paint around and found my way. (Lucky stones have white circular bands.)

Colors: blue-gray but a great blue.


Stonington Stones

Image size: 8" x 9"
Frame size: 20 1/2" x 21 1/4"
Stones are my absolutely favorite subject to collect and paint. It took a while to master their essence, but I did; therefore "I have heard the dark hearts of the stones that beat once in a lifetime." High end framing totally compliments art. Wood with satin deep gray finish. Italian. Perfect frame for painting. Convex profile.

Colors: browns, tan, gold, pale gray, tiny bit of maroon on lowest stone that makes Stonington Stones sing.