Shack Side Door with Capt' Higgins Sign is all that remains of a once lively seafood eatery at Wellfleet Harbor, called Captain Higgins Restaurant. This oil on canvas painting is 12 x 12, framed with repurposed weathered wood, reminiscent of a bygone era. Structural parts of the former Captain Higgins have been incorporated into today's Pearl Restaurant. It is being offered to you by Wellfleet Artist Nancy Nicol. Nancy is generously donating half the proceeds of your purchase to the Wellfleet Shellfishermen's Association.
Painting is 12 x 12 and the price is $380.00. Each one is framed in wooden snow fencing by the artist herself.
About the Artist: Wellfleet artist Nancy Nicol prefers to paint shells of wild oysters harvested on the Wellfleet flats. Their curvy, exotic shapes and luminescent linings each seem to tell a story, occasionally producing pearls. Their placement on the canvas is intentional, as though they are in deep conversation or close relationship. Nancy Nicol's artwork is found in collections nation-wide, and includes water-and-landscapes, ponds, the harbor and historic shacks including Capt Higgins Shellfish Shack, which housed the notorious Spit and Chatter Club. She estimates hundreds of her oyster paintings are displayed in homes and businesses nationwide and she still finds them fascinating to paint.