Shine and Shadows, 2009, watercolor, 17 x 27 inches

The Sporting Art of Tom Hennessey

Tom Hennessey is one of Maine’s best-loved sporting artists and outdoor writers. Hennessey is the author of Feathers ’n Fins and Handy to Home, and his illustrations have appeared in numerous publications. His paintings have been shown at Crossroads of Sport, a nationally known New York gallery that specialized in sporting art, and his paintings are included in many of the finest private and corporate collections of sporting art. Hennessey is currently represented by Courthouse Gallery Fine Art in Ellsworth, Maine.

Hennessey, who grew up in Brewer, Maine, had a salmon river, the Penobscot, at his front door and game-abundant fields and woodlands at his back door. Little did he know, however, that the trails he followed to trout brooks, salmon lakes, deer camps, bird covers and duck blinds would eventually launch his career as a sporting...

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