Maine Lobster Ain't Nothing Bettah - The stage was set, lobsters boats nearby were just unloading their fresh catch, a warm summer breeze was present as the artist Alan Claude and his father-in-law enjoyed Homarus Americanus at Muscongus Bay Lobster Pound in Round Pond, Maine. Rarely would they raise their heads beyond the scope of their seafood trays, or even speak for that matter, but on one such notable occasion Alan's father-in-law aka "PA", did so and uttered the immortal words “Ain’t Nothin’ Bettah!” Alan nodded wholeheartedly in agreement.
The versatile 8" x 10" size looks sharp as an accent piece or in a grouping. The colors are bold and striking with a solid ink coverage reminiscent of silk- screen printing.
About the artist: Alan Claude greatly admires the American realist painter Edward Hopper because of his brilliant use of light and shadow, along with stark empty spaces. Other influences were early 20th century poster artists and pop artist Robert Indiana. In August 2004, Alan and his wife Erin visited with him at his Vinyl Haven island home. Robert Indiana gave them a private tour of his works and discussed art and life. The visit inspired Alan Claude to search further to find his own “voice” or style in art. Alan works in various mediums including pen & ink, photography, and digital illustration.