Opening Day – Chapin Studio/Gallery @ Stoneridge

Opening Day

Well Opening Day was full of surprises, well wishers and conversations.  Lots of interesting things in the mix.

As I was doing this video tour of the debut showing of works at my new studio, it occurred to me that this is actually a journal of my travels. And what a journey it has been for the past 40 years to this place and I can’t wait to see what happens during the next 30.  After 2 years of building and lots of repair work, Covid, a 5 year moving process and a zillion other hurdles,  I’m finally opening my studio.  Yeah!! I don’t have a ceiling in yet (apologies) and my carpenter quit working  but I’m daring to be imperfect and hope wherever you are now that you have a chance to visit soon.  I had set the date for 21st of May, 2021 because of the 21.  But  I realized yesterday that it was my father’s birthday.  I wish he could’ve seen it.

It’s really difficult to actually convey what art feels like in person through a video but is the best I can do.  I noticed that the interior colors on my desktop weren’t nearly as rich but eh what can I say.  If you know someone who loves collecting or has a home in Maine let them know.  Spread the word. Thanks.-
Directions to my studio are on my website under Make an appointment which takes you to the bottom of the page and map, as well as a link to my Google business page and contact information etc.  If you have any questions feel free to DM me. –
As Part of my opening up of my studio/gallery and celebration, I’m offering a 21% discount through the 2021 season to those who subscribe to my newsletter at  Open May21st – October 31st, 2021  See all about the studio Part 1 at:

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.


  1. Deborah Chapin on December 1, 2021 at 11:01 am

    Hi Calvin, Thank you. I finally arrived in Maine. Happy Holidays Debbie

  2. Calvin on December 1, 2021 at 10:12 am

    Just Checking in on what you are doing, absolutely amazing and congratulations on your lifetime achievement award. Calvin

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