J H Butterfields
Bar Harbor, Maine
While we had finished our southern and east coast art tour, we thought we would take a break and take a short vacation. Since we hadn’t seen the states in the New England area, we decided to take a trip to Maine. Along the way, we took a lot of pictures, which I have painted a few of them. I struck gold in Bar Harbor, Maine when I saw J H Butterfield and the Christmas Spirit Shop on the main street of the small village. The Christmas Spirit Shop painting was on the cover of Sunshine Artist magazine for the December issue in 1999. The J H Butterfield store became one of my favorite paintings. You don’t see stores like this anymore. I was fascinated by the history of the store, as it changed to making wreaths in the off season, shipping them all over the country and then catering to the locals and tourism during the peak season.
While at Prater’s Mill Festival in Dalton, Georgia, it was raining quite hard, so I left the painting in the trailer, but I had some prints at my display. A lady from Chattanooga, TN stopped at the booth and fell in love with the print, but asked if I had the original painting. A long story short, I made a trip to the trailer and she purchased the painting.
The Christmas Spirit Shop painting in Bar Harbor.
20″ x 24″Black Edge………. $148.82
20″ x 24″ White Edge………. $148.82
20″ x 24″ Wrapped Edge………. $148.82
30″ x 36″ Black Edge ………. $204.72
30″ x 36″ White Edge………. $204.72
30″ x 36″ Wrapped Edge………. $204.72
30″ X 36″ original painting on stretched canvas not available.