Wendell Collum

Local Artist Wendell Collum was, to say the least, a character. His work unique, not only in its quality but in where he did it and, in many cases, how he framed it.
A great number of his paintings were framed with old, broken lobster pot frames. Sometimes he didn’t even bother to remove pieces of pot warp or broken laths.
While he seemed to prefer boats, he would tackle any subject. Shown below are some of his works.
Several from Alice and Pete Norgeot’s collection.

Two of the pictures below are about the Hugh D’Arcy poem, “The Face on the Barroom Floor.”
You can read the entire poem on our page, here.

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