Medium: Oil on board, framed
Armand Cabrera has painted the Hooper Strait Lighthouse with beautiful clear colors of greens and blues, contrasting beautifully with the white of the lighthouse. This wonderful painting of the lighthouse from the Eastern Shore of Maryland will be a wonderful reminder of your trip to the Eastern Shore!
See the following photos to get an idea of relative size of the painting, and suggestions for placement.
Armand Cabrera, uses oils and watercolors to beautifully paint a range of subject matter, from the mountains of Virginia, to the beach and sunsets, to vineyards in California. He has created dramatic pieces in computer game art and Imaginative Realism. His works have been published in many regional and internationally known art publications. A resident of Virginia, Cabrera enjoys painting! As a full time artist, he has the flexibility to hike out and paint en plein air on the Skyline Drive, to drive to Little Washington and paint while the light is perfect, and to paint every single day. Cabrera’s works can be found in notable corporate and private collections around the world. A complete list of Exhibitions and Awards, and art published in books is available upon request.
Hooper Strait Lighthouse was built in 1879 at the entrance to Hooper Strait, a narrow and dangerous route from the northern Chesapeake Bay to the Wicomico and Nanticoke Rivers on Maryland's Eastern Shore, just north of Crisfield. The lighthouse lit the way at night or through fog, for ships traveling through the shallow and rocky waters in the strait, and helped ships to reach their destinations safely.
Hooper Strait Lighthouse is a "screw pile" style lighthouse. It was built on iron pilings each with a "screw" end. The pilings were screwed, or turned, deep into the mud of the bay, to secure the lighthouse which was built on top of those pilings.
In 1966, The Hooper Strait Lighthouse was moved from it's original location to the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum in St. Michael's, Maryland, on the western side of the Chesapeake Bay. Here the lighthouse serves as an exhibit to help visitors learn about the workings of lighthouses.
Source-Chesapeake Bay Maritme Museum