I grew up in Maine and attended art school in Boston. After art school, I was faced with the decision to become a full-time painter or a graphic designer. I chose the latter route, believing I would find time to paint along the way, a goal that became ever more elusive as the years went by, and especially after I started Weymouth Design, a firm that eventually grew to a 30-plus staff and with an office in San Francisco.
Early on I began shooting my own photos for the projects we designed and over time Weymouth Design became one of the leading annual report design firms in the country. Photography played a critical role in our success, and when I retired I published my first book, How Photography Can Make You a Better Painter, with the goal of helping painters use their digital cameras to create better painting resource photos.
I followed the first book with Maine (Island Time) a book of paintings, photos and poetry by Belfast, Maine poet Elizabeth Garber.
In the 90s, I built a wilderness camp in the Maine woods, where I shot many photos documenting my experience there, along with poetry that further expressed my connection to the natural world. This body of work was published in my third book, The Gentle Whisper of Living Things.
I am now fully retired and pursuing my long-awaited career as a painter.
How Photography Can
Make You a Better Painter
$30 plus shipping
How Photography Can Make You a Better Painter is a handy guide for painters who use their digital cameras to shoot resource photos. It also makes the point that the view through the camera’s viewfinder is a first step in the creative process.
176 pages; 8.25 x 11.75″; paperback
Maine (Island time)
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Maine (Island Time) chronicles the three-year creative journey of Maine poet, Elizabeth Garber and painter/photographer, Michael Weymouth, as they travel to the islands that pepper Maine’s Penobscot bay.
176 pages; 8.25” x 11.75”; hardcover with dust jacket.
The Gentle Whisper
of Living Things
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“What Michael Weymouth has created in this book is a dialogue between words and photos. The photos both preserve a moment and highlight it; the words elaborate and simplify. These currents create a book to linger over. Something precious is articulated here.”
Maine Poet Laureate
144 pages, 6.25″ x 9.25″
Hardcover with dust Jacket.
Hingham, MA, USA