the State of Maine

The location of Fire Gold.

The above photo shows my town harbor on the coast of Maine. I was a sign painter when I moved here. Painting and gilding names on boats became my specialty within the first year. I enjoy brush lettering more than building and installing signs. Matching a boat name with an appropriate letter style and color is often an interesting problem to solve. It allows me to use many letter forms and work in beautiful locations. Below are some scenes from around St. George, Maine.

My first house in Maine was built in the 1860s for a schooner captain. The barn was gone and I built my sign shop in its place. When restoring fire engines became a large part of my work, I needed a larger shop. I had one built two miles away in the woods.

Port Clyde is at the tip of the peninsula. From there you can take the mail boat to Monhegan Island and photograph the wild artists in their natural habitat.

Allow me to show you a few other scenes from beyond the township of St. George, Maine.

old photo of lobstering.