John Foley

John Foley is a talented artist who uses acrylics to create detailed images of our environment. His work has raised awareness of art among our local population - his pictures hang in many area homes, which is a fine testament for the artist and his work.

John was trained at New England School of Art in Boston from September 1960 until December 1961 when he enlisted for three years in the Army. He spent half of his time in Viet Nam. He continued his education at University of Massachusetts (1966 1970) and Rutgers (1971 72).

John and his bride Pat arrived in Alexander in 1972. They attracted much attention when they built a stone house, and we repeat, they built the house. (In this land of stones, clay and forests, most of us build our houses of wood). John worked for Georgia Pacific from October 1972 until August 1979, then taught French, Spanish, Latin and English at Woodland High School until he retired in June 2003. During most of those years Pat stayed home to raise their four fine daughters.

Retirement gave John a time to pursue his art. Since 2005 he has been persuaded to exhibit his work at our Alexander Grange Hall and at the Calais Free Library. Those shows were titled Buildings of Washington County, Portraits, Landscapes, and Wildlife.  Contact John at 2020 Airline Road, Alexander ME 04604


                     Here are small images of some of John's work - click to enlarge:

Herman Wallace Farm 2006
Pileated Woodpecker - 2008

Lewis Frost Place - 2005

Deer in the Orchard - 2008

June Stream - 2007

Harold Cousin's Blacksmith Shop, Barn & Home on the Airline

Stage Coach Passing Through Alexander - 2005

The Visitor - 2008

Moving a Barn from Arm Road to Airline in Crawford - 2005

Mort Dwelley Place - Cooper Road - Alexander - 2005

Kayak at Pocomoonshine - 2007

Clinton Thornton Place -
South Princeton - 2007