Pigment ART

Featuring the Maine Coast Lighthouse Series


Ernie DeRapsIn January 2008 after retiring with 28 1/2 years Military (Navy -9 1/2 Years & Coast Guard 19 years, some as a lighthouse keeper); 21 years with the State of Maine and 12 years building I.C.F. houses with my son and son-in-law, and after celebrating my 80th birthday, my wife asked me to stay home and quit work. Consequently I took up ART. The first year I painted several Maine coast and Maine interior scenes, even some wild flowers.

During the later part of 2009, I read in an art magazine about doing a big show at a gallery. In order to do this one had to make a series of paintings of similar size and similar theme. I started creating one painting a week, of Lighthouses that I had colored slides of. Upon completion number 14,  I asked myself, "Where do I go from here?".  I decided to paint (again, one a week) painting of Lighthouses! I decided to paint every Lighthouse on the coast of Maine, starting with the most southerly (Boon Island) and proceeding northeast.

I have completed painting 65 lighthouses in the Maine Coast Series, each are 16"x20".

I would be most happy to have anyone come view them. They hang on my basement studio walls. I have photographed all of them and printed 4" x 6" photos of them. I also have group photos as they hang on my basement walls. I plan not to sell any of this series until I have been able to display the completed project in a gallery or galleries.

I can be reached by phone at (207) 737-4011 or through my Contact page