“What Remains” is a new PleinAir Magazine story about Kirk McBride’s paintings (kirkmcbride.com) of the disappearing fishing industry on the East Coast: old boats, crusty harbors, and the watermen still working the waters.
“In my lifetime,” says McBride, “there have been major changes in the fishing industry along the East Coast. Diminished fish populations and government regulations have made it hard to earn a living, driving the waterman to become an endangered species. Many of the rustic buildings, working docks, and classic wooden fishing boats are gone, replaced by waterfront condos, modern marinas, and shiny new recreational vessels.”
The following are two more of McBride’s paintings that keep alive the disappearing fishing industry.
Read the full feature article on Kirk McBride’s art in PleinAir Magazine June/July 2018.