John Neville is one of my favorite artists. He has been praised as a master printmaker, folk artist, and fantastic storyteller. The subjects of Neville’s distinct artwork are the fishermen of his village of Halls Harbor in Nova Scotia. His simple style thoughtfully portrays these men in their daily tasks, a lifestyle that is becoming more and more rare. A subject that might be thought unglamorous becomes magical in the brilliant colors and shapes that Neville creates. He finds beauty in the Nova Scotia land and ocean and in the local people. Neville now splits his time between Damariscotta, ME and Canada and his work can be seen at Gleason Gallery in Damariscotta and at the Courthouse Gallery in Ellsworth.
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Whenever we head up to Boothbay, Maine to visit Ted’s family we hop over to Damariscotta to check out some of our favorite shops. One of which is Naragansett Leathers. Shop owners Alan and Ann Marie McKinnon started their leather shop in 1969 near the Eastern Market on Capitol Hill as an escape from Alan’s government position in D.C. which was less than thrilling. In 1976 the McKinnons moved their shop and family up to Damariscotta, ME. Over the years they mastered the craft and still to this dray produce the majority of the goods their shop carries including belts, bags, sandals, and other accessories. They also have a fantastic belt buckle selection which they will fit to one of their belts for you if you wish.