Born in Australia, Hayley Lever was well-travelled in Europe before settling in Gloucester for the summers. While in Europe, he was deeply inspired by Vincent Van Gogh, whose influence can be seen in Lever’s energetic style and shimmering silhouettes to transmit the essence of light..
William Thon’s deep understanding of the moods of the sea and ships upon them was influenced by an 8-month voyage to the Cocos Islands in the Indian Ocean at the age of 27, and his service in the Navy during World War II. After the war, he settled in Port Clyde, Maine, and became an award-winning leader in the arts, with an
outstanding influence in New England and Beyond