As much as Nantucket is sweeping sand dunes, sprawling white porches, and overflowing hydrangeas, it’s also a fisherman’s warf of hard-won hauls and warming hands at watering holes like Hannibal’s coming in from a week at sea. Wrapped in the “shells” of their salted hats and thick coats, crustaceans at the bar, these characters form another of Lovely’s most telling voyeuristic scenes. Setting itself noticeably apart from the artist’s portfolio of coastal pinks and blues, the bold oranges and reds of this piece speak to the grit and fortitude that forms the feel of the fishing industry, the underlying foundation of the island community and the entire northeast seaboard. A relatable scene to natives and locals, Lovely honors this heritage with both warmth and intensity in this paint marker on paper homage.
Dimensions: 5H x 8W | Medium: Paint Marker on Paper