Resilience - SOLD
30x40" acrylic on canvas
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Cape Cod National Seashore
I took an artist’s retreat to Provincetown one fall, and booked a ride with Art’s Dune Tours. Art’s son John was my driver and guide that day. John grew up there and has been doing these tours a long time, and he knows everything about the history of these dunes. John said that once upon a time when Provincetown was inhabited by First Nation Wampanoag People, there were forests along the beach. He told of how European settlers ended up deforesting the area for shipbuilding and other uses of its lumber. But now, careful replanting is taking place, and John showed me this, too, which gave me hope. He also showed me tons of wild native plant species and wildlife thriving there. I am struck by what resilience, color, and life this beautiful landscape holds.
This original painting was part of COLORS OF THE COASTLINE at The StoveFactory Gallery. It was purchased on 10/3/21. Giclée prints are available, please inquire.