A Painter and her Garden

“A Painter and her Garden : Working with Nell Blaine”

The Gloucester Lyceum and Sawyer Free Library will present a program by local sculptor and stonemason Martin Ray on Saturday March 13th at 2 PM in the Friend room. Mr. Ray designed and created the gardens of Nell Blaine through letters they exchanged during winter months. The internationally known watercolorist called her gardens her ‘third studio,’ and Martin annually redesigned them, shaping them to arrive at the forms and colors she needed for her paintings. Many of Blaine’s most well known landscapes are of these gardens at her home on Ledge Road and their flowers. Martin’s program will focus on their years of work together, and their letters. He will share photographs and paintings of the gardens. For more information call 978-281-9763 or http://www.sawyerfreelibrary.org/.