Maine Coast Sojourn

Painting a Legacy of Land Conservation

“Lives and works on the Maine coast”—that’s a phrase often found in a Mainer’s bio. But in the case of painter Timothy P. Wilson, it’s quite literally true. Over two years Timothy traveled to Maine Coast Heritage Trust preserves up and down the coast, painting in all seasons, in all kinds of weather, and all for a cause: the ongoing effort to conserve the Maine coast and keep it open to all.

Maine Coast Sojourn is on exhibit at Cove Street Arts, 71 Cove Street, in Portland from September 16 through November 13.



Meet Timothy P. Wilson

Plein air painter Timothy P. Wilson has immersed himself in MCHT’s conserved coastal landscapes, partnering with us to document these wild spaces.

See Where He’s Been Painting

Up and down the coast, all year long, in all kinds of weather, he sets up his easel and makes art on MCHT preserves, often finishing a day’s work windburned and saltwater soaked.

Watch Timothy’s Journey

Filmmaker Galen Koch has been following along with Timothy’s journey. Watch this beautiful video that highlights his work and this unique partnership with MCHT.

Follow Our Collaborators

   Maine Coast Heritage Trust

    The Artist! – TPW

    The Photographer! Greta Rybus

    The Videographer! Galen Koch

   Cove Street Arts

“What I realized was it was important to me to act as a land steward, I felt needed to promote this experience of conservation; to show that this experience of painting in the landscape is made possible because people are taking care of the land and preserving things. It was really important for me to do something positive.”

— Timothy P. Wilson