The original is a tiny thank you card given to the author, Francine Robertshaw, by M. E. Whitehill after an invitational show of her watercolors at The Bluffs Hotel in 1982.

Storm Coming

"Storm Coming" Watercolor 3" x 5"

This painting was purchased by the hotel owner at an exhibition in the lobby in 1982.

Bluffs Porch

"Bluffs Porch" Watercolor 11' x 14"

The book contains more than three hundred historic photographs, documents, and facsimile reproductions as well as more than a dozen paintings by artists Dick LaBonte, Ludlow Thurston, Robert Loder Jr., Al Barker, M. E. Whitehill, Rodell C. Johnson, Gerard Rutgers Hardenbergh, and E. J. Meeker.
The image at right is from a tiny card I painted for Francine 20 years ago. You'll find a wonderful interview with the author on the Jersey Shore Publications Web Site as well. If you would like a copy of the book send an e-mail to or order direct from the publisher Jersey Shore Publications.