Handy to Home
Handy to Home: A Lifetime in the Maine Outdoors
For decades writer and artist Tom Hennessey has fished, hunted, camped, canoed, and snowshoed in the woods of his native Maine. His marvelous essays about those experiences have delighted and sometimes moved the thousands who each week look for them in The Bangor Daily News. Readers marvel, too, at the extraordinary pen-and-ink and graphite-pencil illustrations that accompany Tom’s words amd evoke the game birds, fish, gun dogs, and gear that are so much a part of an outdoorsman’s life.
Here is the very best of Tom’s work - his essays, his black-and-white illustrations, and, for the first time ever in book form, twelve of his stunning watercolors, all of them produced specifically for this book. Acclaimed by collectors and galleries throughout the United States, Tom’s paintings bring to life the traditions of the Maine outdoors, whether trolling for landlocked salmon on a blustery day in a Grand Laker canoe, or poling a sculling boat through a duck marsh at dawn.
Tom Hennessey is a lifelong outdoorsman and self-taught artist whose paintings have been displayed widely in museums, galleries, and shows such as the Farnsworth Museum, the Peabody Museum, The American Waterfowl Festival, and the Peterson Galleries. His work appeared on the 1975 Massachusetts Waterfowl Stamp, and he was named "Artist of the Year" by the Atlantic Salmon Federation.
- By: Tom Hennessey