As if sitting in Scrimshaw’s beautiful dinning room or dock overlooking Greenport’s water views isn’t breathtaking enough, diners can now enjoy critically acclaimed artwork as well. 10 pieces of artwork by painter Alan Bull are currently on display and for sale at the restaurant through August 3.
Bull is known for his portrayals of rural motifs and landmarks, and the artwork varies from paintings of old farm trucks to boats in Greenport Harbor. All capture the North Fork’s charm and are inspired by Bull’s upbringing in Orient.
“I chose him because I thought the paintings are reminiscent of out here,” said head chef and owner Rosa Ross. “We have so much wall space I thought it would brighten up the place.”
Now halfway through the month-long exhibit, Ross says it has been a success. The largest painting entitled “Ferry Repairs” sold for $10,000.
This is the first gallery Scrimshaw has hosted, but it won’t be the last. Starting next month Ross will feature another local artist.