Pine Tree Society’s 2020 holiday cards feature beautiful paintings by two celebrated Maine artists: Sandy Crabtree and Carlton Plummer.
Crabtree’s paintings have been featured on Pine Tree Society’s holiday cards 12 times. She is a noted children’s book illustrator and a longtime Bath resident who taught at Morse High School for nearly 30 years.
Plummer, who passed away in February, will always be remembered through his art. He was born in Brunswick and spent his childhood on his grandparents’ farm outside Augusta before attending art school in Boston. He served as a combat artist during the Vietnam War before going on to become a full-time painter and professor of art.
In the 1960s, Pine Tree Society staff had the idea that a Maine-themed holiday card could be the perfect fundraiser. More than fifty years later, the tradition is still going strong and holiday card sales have raised over $3 million dollars. One hundred percent of proceeds support Pine Tree Society’s programs and help Maine people with disabilities lead richer, more socially connected lives.
Sandy Crabtree’s Winter Sunlight captures one of Maine’s most photographed lighthouses and its keeper’s cottage on Maine’s rocky coast. A crisp winter day serves as the backdrop for a snow-covered landscape of twinkling lights with a festive balsam wreath adorning the cottage.
Carlton Plummer’s Dover-Foxcroft Village is a captivating rendition of a quintessential Maine village during the holidays with neighbors coming together to share a sunny and brisk winter’s day amidst the snow-covered roads, trees and homes.
Holiday cards can be ordered online or by calling 207-443-3341.