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Sea Dog, See Art

Posted by Maria Castellano-Usery on April 5th, 2017

My husband Terry and I were at Sea Dog in Topsham recently for a quick, warm lunch. We were sitting at a tall table in the bar area, and my eye kept being drawn to the art all the way across the restaurant in the back buffet room. We decided to investigate on our way out, and we were both floored by what we saw. I was ooh-ing and aah-ing, and I asked the staff members working the room if they knew anything about the artist. They smiled and said, “Yeah, it’s our manager’s work! Isn’t it awesome?” I took a ton of photos (after asking permission) and made a mental note to reach out for more information. A Facebook message to Sea Dog resulted in an email from the artist himself, Seth Hale. Here’s what he had to say about his work:

“I draw and paint in my free time. I don’t do it for money, just myself. All the paintings that are at Sea Dog – I have given away to the staff for free. I will say they represent about 4 years of work. There are a mix of oils, watercolors and acrylics. I put a lot of planning into the image I paint or draw. I try and use photos I’ve taken or a combo of photos for reference. A lot of the time I’ll overlay pics of graffiti and an image of a woman.”

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seth sea dog 1              seth sea dog 3


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seth sea dog 6              seth sea dog 2

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Seth’s show will only be up for a little while longer (“by Easter”), so if you’d like to see his work in person, don’t delay! You can also follow Seth on Instagram@webster746.

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