We had the pleasure of having Jack and Carol Cotten with us this week. They came here from thier home in NY state to do some painting around Cape Ann -- and they were gracious enough to let us have one of Jack's pieces. That's Jack in the photo here, with his painting of the house on the bluff overlooking the footbridge on Good Harbor Beach. Jack has an interesting story -- he began painting as a young man, but got involved in other priorities that put his painting on hold. There was a 50-year gap before he started up again! We're glad he did -- and we're glad he and Carol found the Blue Shutters. They'll be back -- in fact, we're thinking of doing an "art show" sometime in spring 2013. For now, next time you're here, look for this painting. There are a lot of great paintings and photographs around the Blue Shutters -- most of them gifts from family, friends and guests like Jack and Carol -- and we know you'll agree that this is a great addition to our collection.