"While my Artistic concerns are diverse and lead me in many directions, much of my painting centers on observations of my immediate environment. Currently paintings of Casco Bay represent the intimate, visual relationship between our lovely city and the “ocean seas”. I often paint the harbor seen both from atop Munjoy Hill and at water level, where I spend hours enjoying the diverse and lively activity of boats in their varying pursuits and proportions. The effort concentrates on the attempt to balance or even transcend  literal representation and and capture that glorious, ambience that fills my heart and drives my life’s pursuits." - Rush Brown