Inn View

Back Yard Boats

September 18th, 2016 by Robert English

SOLOMONS PLEIN AIR FESTIVAL

richardsneary1000We just love the annual Plein Air event and this year has proved to be the best of our short time running the Inn. Some very impressive artists have been painting our wonderful island getaway over the last 6 days and it is fun to be able to stroll around the Island and see each painter at work. They are often very happy to share a few moments, chatting about their work. We were delighted that two of the painters, Dennis Young and Eileen Eder chose our Inn as a worthy subject and you can see the results below. Particularly impressed that Eileen came back three nights in a row to complete her painting.

After nearly 2 years of running the Inn, we decided to reward ourselves by investing in a small, but beautiful, watercolor by Richard Sneary called ‘Backyard Boats’. We were delighted to meet Richard and it gave me an opportunity to take a picture of him with our mini masterpiece. It is not only the artist who benefits from a sale, as part of the proceeds go to local charities and helping to fund local events like the annual 4th of July fireworks.

We really appreciate all the work that Carmen Lee Nance Gambrill (Carmen’s Gallery) and her team do to host this wonderful event. If you are an art lover, remember to book your accommodation with us early for next year. Our Inn is perfectly placed to walk the Island of Solomons and we serve a delicious breakfast to kick off the day.

If you need more encouragement to come and stay with us don’t forget that Solomons Island has been voted one of America’s 15 “Happiest Seaside Towns”.

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