Fireworks and lobster are the usual hallmarks of a 4th of July weekend in Maine. This summer I'm adding a gallery opening to the mix. And if you're in Maine, I encourage you to do the same. My solo show at Dowling Walsh in Rockland, Maine opens this week and lasts for the month of July. The opening reception is on Saturday, July 5 from 5 to 7 p.m.. The gallery is easy to find on Main Street, as it's just across from the gift shop entrance of the Farnsworth Art Museum. More than a dozen of my new paintings will be on display. You'll recognize some of my usual models, including my wife Sarah and boys Finn and Corin. I even sneak into one of the paintings as a model. Anna B. McCoy, granddaughter of N.C. Wyeth, is having a show at Dowling Walsh Gallery at the same time so if you make it to the gallery, you'll be able to lose yourself in the lines and colors of contemporary realist painting at its finest.