On many weekends over the past few years — probably while stuck at the Post Road/Compo Road traffic light — drivers have noticed a man and an easel in Winslow Park.
He’s set up on the grass. Facing banks on the other 3 corners, he’s been hard at work, painting.
Who is he?
Alert “06880” reader Russell Sherman reports that his name is Stanley Lewis. An accomplished artist, he’s finally finished his work.
It’s on display at the Betty Cunningham Gallery in New York, through October 25.
Lewis and his wife Karen live in Northampton, Massachusetts. But they spend a lot of time in Westport. Two of their 3 children — daughter Catherine and son Tim — have moved here.
Lewis loves Westport — and not just because he’s got 4 grandchildren in town, and the scenery is beautiful.
There are little things, like this: A year or so after he began painting, the town put up a new Winslow Park sign. It was right in the line of sight he was working on.
When Parks & Recreation director Stuart McCarthy heard of the problem, his crew moved the the sign.
Who says Westport is no longer an arts community?
Three cheers and more….what a wonderful story…..Julie Fatherley
Like this one, too… perhaps it’s a sign of the times.