Summer resident to display art work at Georgetown Inn
Thirty paintings by Margaret Wailes will be on display at the Georgetown Inn this summer.
In the summer of 2000 Ms Wailes, a “seasonal settler” in Georgetown Royalty, read about a fundraiser for the Macphail Homestead in Orwell Corner. Art classes were being given by Island artist, Sandy Komst: no experience or supplies necessary. On a lark, Ms Wailes and her husband went to one class which led to another and another.
Each time the Wailes returned to their Island home, they sought opportunities to take more classes with Ms Komst and other artists who came here to give advanced workshops. One of these guest teachers, Brian Ateyo, happened to see several watercolour paintings that Ms Wailes had framed. He encouraged her to show her work and with that she and her husband had their first show at their local bank in Concord, Massachusetts. Together they sold several paintings.
Following that affirmation Ms Wailes continued to study with artists both on the Island and in Concord. Since then she has been accepted in juried shows at the Concord Art Association, and at the Citizen’s Bank, Nashoba Bakery and Emerson Umbrella for the Arts in Concord, and Trinity Art Gallery. On the Island she has shown her paintings at The Dunes and at the Howes Hall Gallery in Brackley Beach as well as several gift shops and restaurants.
Her paintings are of the Island and include pastoral scenes, boats and waterfront, floral themes and two abstract interpretations of pond lilies.
The Georgetown Inn is open to dining or for guests staying there.