Meet the Staff – John Spain, Owner of Maine Art

It may have started with musicals like Jesus Christ Super Star and Choral Camp at the University of Maine in Orono or a favorite teacher who guided his interests toward the art department, but it ended as the lead singer in a rock band and the owner of a successful gallery. That’s right, being the front man is nothing new for John Spain. Even though, it is more common to find the owner of Maine Art Paintings and Sculpture in jeans and a dress shirt, not black leather pants and a tank top, his love of music and the arts has never waivered.

Behind the Painting – Custom Stretchers from Brickyard Enterprises

Brickyard Enterprises is located in Ferrisburgh, Vermont in the beautiful Champlain Valley. They are a small company run by Mike Poskas and his wife, Ann. They are also live about a half mile from Rebecca Kinkead.

Mike and Rebecca’s husband, Jaime hunt together. Knowing Mike was on furrow from his job as a commercial airline pilot, Jamie tossed a very random idea his way.

“When Jamie asked about making stretchers for Rebecca’s canvases, Mike was all in,” says his wife, Ann. “Then he promptly came home and researched what a stretcher was and how to make one.”