“Cotuit” (/koh too it/) is one of the villages within the Town of Barnstable located on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. The name Cotuit is derived from the Wamanoag Indian Term term, "place of the council". Cotuit Bay is the main body of water and is bordered by Cotuit to the west, Grand Island-Oyster Harbors to the east part of the village and Dead Neck-Sampson's Island to the south, making the bay a quiet harbor. As a focal point in Martha’s painting are the “Cotuit Skiffs” also known as the “Cotuit Mosquitos” which are 14-foot "one-design" sailboats that have been sailed on the waters of Cotuit Bay for over a 100 years, making them one of the oldest continuously sailed fleets of one-design racing boats in the world. As most foodies know, Cotuit is world-famous for its oysters and a detail included in Martha’s painting is “Cotuit Oyster Company” depicted in the upper right of the painting, “Cotuit Oyster Company” has been cultivating the oldest brand name oyster since 1834.
“Cotuit, Massachusetts” by Martha McElroy. Original Acrylic on Canvas 12” * 16”. This Original Primitive Landscape was completed in 1997. Martha’s Distinctive Style of painting is showcased in “Cotuit”, incorporating a Nautical theme with remarkable attention to detail, well represented in the Historic Architecture of the Village. Most noted in this painting are the vibrant colors of the Landscape and the focal point of the “Cotuit Skiffs”. It can be said that “Cotuit” is a painting that can define Martha as one of the Premier Primitive Artists over the past 30 years.
Signed and Numbered by Martha McElroy
12” * 16” Limited Edition to 500 - Available on Paper, or Stretched Canvas.
24” * 32” Limited Edition to 250 - Available on Paper, or Stretched Canvas.
36” * 48” Limited Edition to 125 - Available on Paper, or Stretched Canvas.
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