On October 25th, 2013, Palmer was married to his husband Ryan Lindsay at the Hartwell House Inn – Ogunquit’s only Select Registry property. They were thrilled to be legally married in Maine because this state authorized equality by popular vote of the people.
Every year, Palmer and Lindsay stay in the York Room at the Hartwell House Inn for a working creative getaway by the Maine Coast, just down the road from hallowed art grounds of Perkins Cove – original site of the Ogunquit Art Colony.
The Hartwell House Inn – long a lodging destination for artists, writers and the creative minded, as well as couples looking for the perfect romantic getaway – began curating fine art openings in their Gallery for the benefit of their overnight guests earlier this year as a way of helping to keep the arts culture of the Perkins Cove area alive and vibrant. Hartwell House Inn also often hosts live art events on property including live painting, technique demonstrations and artist talks. Recent (and ongoing) exhibitions have included work by celebrated New England plein air artist Mary Byrom and New England author and artist Joanne Roach-Evans.
This exciting and evocative collection of original John Ross Palmer work inspired by Perkins Cove and the Hartwell House Inn is available to be viewed by guests of the inn – and for others in town who may be interested (by appointment – 207-646-7210). Head over, have a look and procure a piece of Ogunquit art recently created by a well-known name in the art world!
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