Acadia National Park Centennial: Acadia Artists

Acadia_National_Park_02Since it’s beginning, Acadia National Park has always been known for the many paintings done at different areas of it. Thomas Cole and Frederic Church first painted the Park in the 1800’s. Many artists have since painted similar scenes or renditions of their work.


Eric Fitzpatrick is an Acadia National Park Centennial partner and has been painting Acadia National Park since the 1970’s when he started visiting Mount Desert Island. To to this site to learn more:


Several other area artists will participate in the event. Donald Rainville has recreated two of Frederic Edwin Church works, “Sunset, Mount Desert” and “The Old Boat”. Go to his site to view them.


Emily Boutilier Sullivan has also been inspired by Frederic Edwin Church. Her oil painting can be seen at:


You can view the original at this site; along with many more paintings by Church.


And meet Evelyn Dunphy who did “Daybreak at Acadia National Park”. Go to:


Sara Hudock is another Acadia National Park . Go to this site to see some of her work , both in black and white and color.


The Gallery at Somes Sound will has a special showing of “The Acadia Centennial Collection” from on July 9 to October 31. Go to their site for more information.


The Fine Art America site also has a wide selection Acadia paintings and prints by a variety of artists. Go to:


David and Carl Little have published a book call “Art of Acadia” featuring artists who have been inspired by Acadia National Park and the surrounding area. Later this summer, Carl will talk about the book at the MDI Biological Laboratory. The event is free of charge. For more information, go to this site: