daily paintings

Rocks in the Basin

Rocks in the Basin • 6×6 • oil on wood panel • SOLD

I love sitting on the granite rocks and ledges and listening to the birds and the seals in the Basin. It’s so peaceful and beautiful and peace and beauty is what we can all use more of. And I love seeing the greens of the seaweed clinging to the rock and floating on the surface of the water as the tide goes in and out. I keep coming back to this spot to just sit, listen and sketch. I hope you can feel a little bit of the magic.

Daybreak on the Island

Daybreak on the Island • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

When the world around us is so tragic and heart-wrenching, we seek beauty and we paint. Mother nature keeps showing up and so will we. Here is a sibling set of the sunrise I witnessed on Thursday morning, the morning after the Lewiston, Maine, shootings. It was stunning. I cried.

We pray for the victims and all of their loved ones, for the people who witnessed the unimaginable, and for a community and state torn apart by this senseless act of terror.

Lewiston Auburn is my partner’s hometown. Two of her brother’s and their families live there and much of her extended family live there. All of our family celebrations are spent there. We are still processing this horrific act and are sending our love out to ALL of you. May we find peace in a beautiful moment in nature and love and healing in one another.


E. Fraser • 6×6 • oil on wood

M. Fraser • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

Moody Sky

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Moody Sky • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood

I took the pups for a trail walk on an overcast afternoon and we were rewarded with some sun and a moody sky when we made it to the shore. I sat on the rocks and did a little sketching while the dogs explored the gorgeous low tide shoreline below. Such a beautiful outing.

Autumn Shore

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Autumn Shore • 6×6 • oil on cradled wood

I’ve been walking the trails on Lane’s Island a lot and I just can’t get enough of this view. I love the marsh grass and the way the opposing shorelines reach out across Indian Creek. Such a special place and always my first stop when I arrive on Vinalhaven.

Colorful Gray Day

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Colorful Gray Day • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

I sat on a bench with the ebbing tide flowing below and took in the gorgeous scenery of Vinal Cove and painted. The rush of the water flowing through a narrow passage was so relaxing and I had a bald eagle fly overhead. So beautiful!

Ocean Glimpses

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Ocean Glimpses • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

I could wander the little trails on Lane’s Island all day. I love how the grassy paths meander through the hills, the brush and the pine trees while offering glimpses of the water and the coastline. It’s such a special place to walk, dream and just be. I’m grateful.

Morning Light on Casco Bay

Morning Light on Casco Bay • 6×6 • oil on wood • SOLD

I’ve been slacking in the morning lately and missing the actual sunrise from the Eastern Prom. But I am so enjoying the warmth of the early morning light after the sun has come up. I love the way the light dances on the still water and seeing a few boats still out in the bay. Such a gorgeous spot to call home.

Kettle Cove Moon

Kettle Cove Moon • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

We had a lovely picnic dinner at Kettle Cove with friends and got to enjoy the magic of the moon coming up. It’s such a treat to witness these moments in such beautiful settings.

Summer Evening

Summer Evening • 6×6 • oil on wood • $125 • purchase link

We’ve enjoyed a bunch of gorgeous summer evenings on the Eastern Prom recently and it really fills me up. Just look at this view and the sunset glow! I love watching the clouds change shape and color as the sun goes down, and seeing all of the boats sparkling in the evening light is so inviting. I’m so grateful to have this park and these views in my backyard. WOW!