Headed up the Bay To Isleboro Island with Peter Ralston

Featured, Peter Ralston

Dear Friends,

A week ago today we headed up the bay to Islesboro Island where I am honored to be showing this summer at the lovely little Double Door Gallery. My wife, Terri, our gallery manager, Sandee, her partner, Sean, and I all needed a perfect day on the water and, boy!, did we ever pick a good one!! Oh, and we took our beloved Lab, Jenny, with us…in all, an absolutely sublime day!

Arriving on the island, image by Bayard Hollins

The gallery is in half of an old two-room schoolhouse and while small in size, it is an exquisite space that imbues its transitory contents with an ineffable grace and presence. I had a show there back in 1996 and coordinated a show of Jamie Wyeth’s work there in 1997. Walking back into that space was a deep, quiet thrill to me.

Bayard Hollins, a wonderful artist whose family has long summered on the island, rents the gallery space each year and his sister-in-law, the irrepressibly charming and talented Ina Hollins manages the exhibitions. My show opens July 17th and comes down August 3rd. If you can get over to see it, great; if not, I’ll share a few pics in an upcoming email from the scene.

Peter & Bayard

Because it was such a ridiculously exquisite day, and thanks to Sandee’s son, Nathan, manning our gallery back in Rockport, we could not resist dropping the hook off a tiny island on the way home for our first island respite of the season.

Sigh…a great day on RAVEN, including two islands with people near and dear to me…and Jenny was as happy as could be.


from here, all cheers,

Ralston Gallery, 23 Central Street, Rockport, ME 04856


Instagram: @peterinmaine

Email: info@ralstongallery.com

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