Monday, June 2, 2014

Monhegan Island and some News

If Once You Have Slept On An Island, 20 x24" oil on canvas ©2014, Fay Terry

Available at Franklin Square Gallery

I am very pleased to tell you that this painting was juried into the Summer Regional Show in Southport, N.C. by Judi Betts, world renowned water colorist, teacher, lecturer, and member of the National Watercolor Society.  I studied with Judi at Springmaid Beach several times when I was painting watercolors.
If you are at the beach this week-end, I hope you will stop by the gallery and enjoy the First Friday Artwalk and reception for the opening of this show.

This poem inspired the painting-
If once you have slept on an island
You'll never be quite the same;
You may look as you looked the day before
And go by the same old name,
You may bustle about in street and shop
You may sit at home and sew,
But you'll see blue water and wheeling gulls
Wherever your feet may go.
You may chat with the neighbors of this and that
And close to your fire keep,
But you'll hear ship whistle and lighthouse bell
And tides beat through your sleep.
Oh! you won't know why and you can't say how
Such a change upon you came,
But once you have slept on an island,
You'll never be quite the same. 


  1. Congratulations, Fay! It's a lovely piece - well deserved recognition!

  2. Oh Fay this is a gorgeous piece, so inspiring. Congratulations. Thanks for the poem. It resonates for me.

  3. It is beautiful Fay. Congrats. Love the poem inspiration also.

  4. Congratulations Fay! Enjoy the beach and the party for me. I am sure that beautiful painting will be finding a new home.


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