12th Annual ARC Salon (2016-2017)
Hugging the Shore
55.88 x 71.12 cm | 22 x 28 in
Oil on canvas
Hugging the Shore is a scene of boaters on the Yellowstone River in Montana and is the cover art for the artist’s book Land of the Free, Gold Star Families Edition published in 2015. The book is a tribute to families who lost a loved one in active duty of military service and the 50 paintings reflect each of the states they call home. Book sales are a 100% benefit to veterans’ charities. The Yellowstone is one of the most scenic and serene rivers in the western United States. The painting was chosen as the book cover because it portrays the freedom and healing powers of being on the water as well as the natural beauty and grandeur of the country. Artist and author Jane Chapin is dedicated to painting and celebrating the American landscape.