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Cape Cod and the Islands: Where Beauty and History Meet

Kathryn Kleekamp

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Cape Cod and its neighboring islands, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard, possess extraordinary beauty. Magnificent ocean vistas, spectacular sand dunes, quiet marshes, and historic seaside villages bring people back year after year. Featuring more than 50 of Kathryn Kleekamp’s original oil paintings depicting land and seascapes along with rare historic photographs, this edition includes more than 20 new images and a chapter on current conservation efforts directed at preserving the area’s natural resources. Images and text capture the fundamental nature of this remarkable place: the heartbeat of those who farmed the land, fished the seas, captained the great schooners, or waited at home for a loved one’s return. For the inquiring visitor these remarkable stories of courage and enterprise provide background for thoughtful reflection. Traditional Cape and Island recipes are included as another link to the past.

Size: 11" x 8 1/2" | 190 color and B+W images | 192 pp
ISBN13: 9780764353055

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Kathryn began painting when she moved to Cape Cod after retiring from a 30-year career as a clinical bacteriologist. She was inspired by the fact that the Cape and Islands offer “beauty at every turn.” Kathryn is self-guided and her work ranges from primitive village scenes to realistic landscapes and seascapes. Her work is in collections all over the United States and seven countries abroad. Kathryn is an active board member of the Cape Cod Branch of the National League of American Pen Women and has served on the board of the Cape Cod Art Association. She is a founding member of the Sandwich Arts Alliance. Kathryn and her husband Charles live in the town of Sandwich and are the parents of three adult children and have four grandchildren.