A Labor of Love

Family resort in Maine

Nothing quite captures the spirit of Maine like local art. This year we’ve proudly partnered with Wendy Webster Good Fine Art of Kennebunkport to bring her beautiful watercolors to The Nonantum Resort.
Wendy and her husband Tim started in the off-season, installing her pieces framed in driftwood into our guestrooms.
Art has always been a way of life for Wendy, who began painting alongside her mother, Beverly Jockers, also a well-known local artist. Wendy’s creative visions reflect her love for the ocean and her time spent in Cape Porpoise, Maine. As a stern woman on the lobster boat Scorpion Lady, she spent many hours on the open water and was able to extensively observe the raw beauty of Maine’s coast, which she depicts in her paintings.
Nonantum point by Wendy Webster Good
One particular work was truly a labor of love. The scene, depicting the Nonantum’s ligthouse and marina, as seen from the nearby docks, was started by Wendy’s mother but left unfinished when she died.
“When my mother passed away, I found the sketch of Nonantum point that she had started and she had done a few washes of watercolor on it,” says Wendy. “I was very excited to be able to have the opportunity to do one more painting with her, as she and I have done a few together over the years.”
Wendy completed the painting, which now hangs over the fireplace in our Portside lobby.
General Manager Tina Hewett-Gordon wanted to welcome guests to our resort this season with a complimentary 3×5 print of “Nonantum point” to take home as a souvenir from their visit. The matted print is placed on their pillows at evening turndown. We also have postcards of the scene in our lobby, so guests can write home to their friends and family about their Maine vacation and share the spirit of this special place.The Port gallery
Guests are also encouraged to visit The Port gallery at 11 Ocean Avenue, Kennebunkport (half a mile from The Nonantum, just off Dock Square). They have a large selection of original paintings as well as many reproductions in various sizes. The Port also offers custom framing, plus a unique collection of locally made and Maine-made crafts including sculptural and functional pottery, jewelry, glass, and the ever popular Calendar of the Kennebunks.
beach chairs
“Whether I am painting a beach scene, or a snowy mountain scape,” says Wendy, “I am always fascinated how light and color change from one minute to the next. In my paintings I strive to capture the normally unseen details of the landscape, and portray my subject to the viewer through a different light.”
We hope you enjoy her works hanging throughout our resort during your visit.