Painting the Town

Tina Ingraham painting plein air has been a common sight at the harbor Fish Market since the eighties when she painted the scene in watercolor. “I’ve walked all around Portland. But I always keep coming back here.” When Ingraham, a working artist who resides in Bath, paints the waterfront buildings these days, she’s taken back to the three years she spent in Italy from 1999-2002.  “What intrigued me were the ruins, the facades, the crumbling buildings – the history that was visually evident in the architecture.” Harbor Fish Market at Low Tide illustrates the same sort of changing architectural history. “It’s still active, it’s living history.”

Portland Magazine; September 2006; Kira Chappelle