Cape Cod and its neighbouring 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. For the inquiring visitor the remarkable stories of courage and enterprise by those who settled the land and shaped its character provide background for thoughtful reflection. This stunning new book features fifty of Kathryn Kleekamp's original oil paintings depicting land and seascapes along with rare historic photographs. Image and text capture the fundamental nature of this remarkable area: 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. The historic vignettes explore major influences that made Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard what they are today. Traditional Cape and Island recipes found here are another link to the present from the past.
Kathryn is an artist member of the Cape Cod Art Association. Her work is in private collections throughout the United States and Europe. Ms. Kleekamp and her husband Charles live on Cape Cod in the town of Sandwich and are the parents of three adult children.