Raffle at Graves Library


“This painting, created in the depths of a rainy cold winter still evokes the memory of the beautiful sand, blue skies, and summer clouds of the beach in Maine”. [Artist Ellen Granter] BUY HERE

We are pleased to offer an original oil painting to be raffled off early September, 2024.  This 26 x 26 oil on canvas entitled “July Forever” is the creation of New England artist Ellen Granter. It is surrounded by a handmade maple float frame with mahogany splines by Bill Stearns.

To support Graves Library and take a chance on this lovely painting, please stop by Graves Library located at 18 Maine Street, Kennebunkport.

You can also pay directly through our PayPal Account by clicking BUY HERE.

Plug in the amount ($10 or $25) and click the credit card button below to finalize your purchase.  The winner is responsible for shipping and handling costs (if applicable).

      $10.00 (one chance)         or        $25.00 (three chances)   



Information about the Artist:

Ellen grew up in upstate New York. She received a BA in Political Science and a Masters in Chinese History from the University of Vermont. She studied Mandarin Chinese at Middlebury College, and lived in both Hong Kong and Beijing. She worked in the Boston area as a technical illustrator for biotech, then as a graphic designer for educational publishing. She was accepted into the Copley Society of Art in 2003, and was awarded the John Singleton Copley Award in 2008, and the distinction of Copley Master in 2009. Her artwork is shown in galleries throughout the U.S. and is held in many private and corporate collections. Her mother, Janet Welch, first came to Goose Rocks Beach when she was in High School, as a summer companion for a friend of her mother’s. This began a love affair with the beach, and her parents have been joyously gathering their family there since the mid 1960’s.
We are grateful to Ms. Granter for generously donating this painting valued at $2,400 to benefit Graves Library. Click here for a chance to WIN THIS PAINTING
Additionally:  Maine Art Hill in Lower Village, Kennebunk will be showing Ms. Granter’s work at a special exhibit all through July.  We invite you to check out additional works by this very talented artist.