Marblehead Festival of Arts – 2023 Festival of Cod & Whales
Auction Ends: Jul 4, 2023 08:00 PM EDT


Harborview 2023 By Maura O'Connor

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Estimated Value
$500 USD
$650 USD to ccpc

The winning bid will go to FrontStream Global Fund (tax ID 26-3265577), a 501c3 nonprofit organization, which will send the donation to Marblehead Festival of Arts (tax ID 04-6130256) on behalf of the winner.

Number of Bids
28  -  Bid History

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Item Description

"Harborview 2023" by Maura O'Connor

Medium: Fluid Acrylic and Ink

Size: 19" x 8"

Artist Statement:

This year I continue to experiment with replicating my watercolor and ink style on a larger scale. My inspiration for the Cod this year was a classic, iconic view of Marblehead, using the familiar scene as a way to experiment with technique. It was a joy Interpreting the bold colors of the coastal houses stacked endlessly atop one another like the rainbow scales of a fish interlocking. This painting technique experiments with adding blocks of color first and then drawing atop the color with ink. The most interesting parts to me are where the ink and color don't quite match up, revealing this process to the viewer.

Artist Biography:

Maura Oconnor is a multimedia artist and illustrator. After living 10 years on the North Shore of Massachusetts she has collected a large portfolio of Coastal New England inspired Watercolors and regards Marblehead Massachusetts as her second home. Her Husband Kyle was born and raised in Marblehead. They return to visit family and friends often and always make time for painting and drawing in the old town. Now located in Central New York, When she's not working on art you can usually find her in her garden and greenhouse. Her work has been featured on HGTV's "Farmhouse Fixer", College Humor, and The Boston Globe.

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Hosting Business: "Harborview 2023" is on display on display at Hip Baby Gear, 118 Washington St, Marblehead, MA

Item Special Note

Pick-up of purchased cods will be July 9 from 12-3, July 10 from 3-6, and July 11 from 3-6 at Sagan Harborside Sothebys 1 Essex St, Marblehead. The winning bidder will receive a notification email with information on pick-up time and location.

If winning bidder requires shipping, winner's credit card will be charged a separate $24.95 fee to cover USPS ground and handling. Shipping is available within the U.S. only and must be requested within 7 days after receipt of the notification email.

If winning bidder has not picked up their cod (or arranged shipping) within 30 days after the close of the auction, it will become the property of Marblehead Festival of Arts, Inc.