commissioned: Chris Brown 1992
The barn had been renovated into an art gallery in the mid to late 1980’s. Roughly 20-25 years ago today.
A look inside Merrill Coffin’s Sketchbook.
Another scrapbook piece found with Merrill Coffin’s artwork. The show moved from the Bemus Point Park to Mayville in 2001.
“Early Morning tide brings forth the lonely lobsterman, to check on his lobster traps. His lobster dory begins to float free from the mud flat where i has rested, awaiting the next day’s excursion and hopefully a rewarding catch.” – Merrill E Coffin The Tide’s In was available as a print. A fun little story… I had hundreds of these in my…
I would assume this would have been in the Post-Journal welcoming the Trout Season. We have no date on this cartoon.
Below, is a copy of one of the first fall festival’s at the Audobon Society. The article was among Merrill Coffin’s letters. There was no date on the article
Unfortunately, this is the best photo we have of this piece. The image is rather blurry. Fredonia College