Charles Wilder Oakes in front of a detail of his painting "The Lovers Over Port Clyde."

Photo courtesy of Dara Hurt


One of Wilder's studios, Spruce Head America. The center window trim is missing because one of Wilder's paintings, ""THE LOVERS OVER PORT CLYDE", was too big (4' X 8' plus frame) to remove it any other way than tearing off the trim and removing the whole window and handing "THE LOVERS" out through the 2nd story window to the truck and crew waiting below. Serves as a reminder about large paintings.