Maritime Painting

My maritime paintings focus on three storied locations —  Boston and its North Shore, including Cape Ann; the Maine coast and islands; and the Hudson Valley. These regions, steeped in history, have long captured and held my interest.

Among the primary influences and painting styles that mean the most to me are 17th-century Dutch painting; the Hudson River School, primarily the second generation; and two artists that don’t fit these categories, John Constable, a 19th-century English landscape painter and John Stobart, a contemporary American maritime painter.

                                                                                                                                     — Ray Crane