We all have our spots, the places we love that hold pieces of our hearts that no matter how things progress and change, they remain our favorites. Round Pond is one of those places for the artist, William B. Hoyt.
Round Pond is a small, secure harbor, not a pond at all, on the west shore of Muscongus Sound, westward of the north end of Louds Island. The village of Round Pond is at the head of the harbor and a perfect place to visit on any trip to Maine.
From the Granite Hall Store to the Colonial Pemaquid State Historic Site, there is much wandering to do. However, in true William B. Hoyt style, he prefers to stay close to the water.
Two of Hoyt’s pieces from his 2018 Solo Show, Double Enders and Round Pond Evening capture wonderful views of the harbor and celebrate a classic village in coastal Maine. It is the quiet side of Maine many enjoy. To many, these may look like landscapes, but to Hoyt, they are memories.
“Round Pond is where Spenny, one of my best friends, kept his boat, Mist,” says Hoyt. “We sailed on her together for twenty-five years.” Twenty-five years of memories build on and around the waters near Round Pond have a way of reflecting in an artists’ work.
Seaweed and Red Lobsterboat Unloading are also scenes from Hoyt’s beloved Round Pond, but they show off a different side. These two feature the working harbor side of the village.
“This is a place I visit and revisit often. It’s a place of memories and stories,” shares Hoyt. “It’s my one of my favorites.”
With a whirlwind success of the first week of this one-man show, two of the above pieces have already been sold and will be on their way to their new homes at the end of the show. Please note, there are still many lovely works from Hoyt available, including Seaweed and Red Lobsterboat Unloading.
Come in before October 11 to see the show in its entirety. It is a do not miss. If you can’t make it, please check out the 360 Virtual tour on our website. CLICK HERE FOR THE 360 TOUR