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April Artist: Fran Scanell

Artist Fran Scanell’s work is on display throughout April in the upstairs Community Room, viewable during regular library hours.

Fran moved to the Boothbay Region from Massachusetts after marrying a ‘real’ Mainer in 1983.   For over thirty years she has lived on Southport Island, working at public relations and fundraising for the Maine Maritime Museum and then the Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences.Now retired, she has time for exploring, tennis and painting.Her life-long interest in art was revived through courses at the Boothbay Region Art Foundation and with Plein Air Painters of Maine Mid-coast Chapter.She is also a member of River Arts in Damariscotta, where she often shows her work.

“Art is essential to my well-being; whether viewing the work by others or creating my own, it

provides a purpose and path for learning, growth and enjoyment.I am fortunate to have time to paint and to meet some of the amazing artists who frequent this region and who share their talent at exhibits, workshops and galleries.”

Her artwork in oil, watercolor and acrylic is usually of local scenes, the coast, boats and buildings you may recognize.

She can be reached by email: franscannell@gmail.com.