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Dark Harbour - cliff, boats, and cabins - photo of painting by Steve Kinghorn

This is a framed photograph of a painting of Dark Harbour with a half shipwreck hull on the shore. There is a yellow dory on the shore and cottages along the edge of the woods at the high water line. On the back of the framing Gleneta has written "Artist Nelson Greenlaw. Belongs to : Gleneta Hettrick Grand Manan" When the photo was hung at the Art Gallery the frame was fixed and the picture was removed. On the edge of the photo, under the frame edge is the last letter of the signature of the artist which the photo cut off. The letter is an N. Nelson Greenlaw and Steve Kinghorn were contemporary island artists who studied under Wesley Griffin. Their styles are similar.

From the Garden of Eden by Wesley A. Griffin

This item is an original oil painting by Wesley A. Griffin. It has a wide wooden homemade frame. The oil painting is on a paper fiber board and is held in place with square nails. It is a small panoramic woods scene painted in browns with a valley and sunset colors in the background sky. No signature is visible. The donor knew the artist.

"Gannet Rock" painting by Molly Laffoley

This item is a framed painting of Gannet Rock Lighthouse. It is painted with oil paint on Mason Board. The image shows the black and white vertical striped lighthouse and the white with red trim keeper house and outer building. Also visible are the rocks the lighthouse sits on and the walkway to the landing area with the hoist for landing supplies.

Garden of Eden by Wesley A. Griffin

This item is an original oil painting by Wesley A. Griffin. It has a wide homemade frame. The painting is on canvass that is stretched and nailed to a homemade frame. The painting shows a woods scene with a brook and a pool of water reflecting the fall colors. It is signed W. A. Griffin in the lower right corner on the front of the painting.

Southern Cross by Sherman Lawson

This item is an original watercolor by Sherman Lawson. It is framed in a manufactured frame painted white with glass. The painting is a view from the shore looking out at the rock formation The Southern Cross. There is a three-masted boat in full sail on the water and the cliffs are in the foreground. The sky is yellows and blues and pink of a sunset. There are some water stains on the painting. No signature is visible.