My favorite place in the entire world, and my inspiration for much of my artwork, is a small island called Little Cranberry Island, or Islesford, located off Mount Desert Island in Maine. Both sets of great grandparents on my mother’s side were big influences up there. The house we stayed in when I was growing up was built around 1904 by my great grandfather, Dr. Malcolm Storer and his wife, Grace. They wanted to call the house “The Barnacle.” Unfortunately, the name never really stuck as the house is now most often called “The Big House” because of its size. The house I stay in when I go to the island is called “The Studio.” It was built by Dr. Storer for his wife’s brother, Guy Ayrault, who was not only a teacher at Groton, but also an amateur artist. I decided to name my business Barnacle Studios to incorporate my love of both houses as well as giving me the freedom to experiment and sell any kind of artwork I love to do.