Chapin Newsletter Update – Countdown to Studio/Gallery Opening

Getting Ready to Open My Doors

It’s been quite a journey here to Maine, 40 years of work and following various paths and always following the thread as William Stafford wrote.

For the past two years I have been working and building and repairing to open my first Studio/Gallery … here in Bristol Maine.  Now that I am here I am so thrilled to be working in my new space and creating new works from the exploration of the Maine Coast.  I’m doing several projects from painting LIVE on Instagram periodically,  to starting work on several books and exploring the coast starting with the Pemaquid Peninsula.  This year I am offering a 21% discount for all those who subscribe to my newsletter through   so don’t miss out.  Watch the video of my studio evolution and stay tuned for the Virtual Tour coming up from the studio.  Opening May 21st, 2021.


​The Way It Is There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get hurt or die; and you suffer and get old. Nothing you do can stop time’s unfolding. You don’t ever let go of the thread.   — William Stafford
Watch the video IGLiveStonewall1

The challenge

Getting to Know Me

As part of the journey through the coast of Maine, getting to know the coast of Maine and people getting to know me,  I am doing a series of LIVE on Instagram painting sessions.  I’m naturally reticent to be in front of the camera but willing to appear a little foolish as I learn how to do this.  Technology not always being cooperative and some days forgetting my words at home.

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  1. Deborah Chapin on December 1, 2021 at 10:59 am

    Hey Chris, long time no see, it is great hearing from you. I guess you heard that the Mystic Gallery closed… so many have over the years. I often thought that the journey as an independent artist was really meandering, and I was lost, but I ended up in this beautiful corner of the world so I am very happy. I am starting anew and have (I hope) another 29 years roughly so I will be working on paintings and gardens until I can no longer do so. I hope you and Pat are well and happy. Best Debbie

  2. Christopher B on December 1, 2021 at 10:10 am

    I just am finally seeing your website and am so impressed with how far you have come with your career. It is hard to believe it has been so long since we last talked. Your work is truly amazing and you are to be congratulated on your career and expanding it so much. Very few women have accomplished what you’ve accomplished. Perhaps we’ll meet up again some day. Sincerely, Chris

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