Persis Clayton Weirs
For Persis Clayton Weirs, becoming an artist seemed only natural. Born on an island off the Maine coast, she enjoyed summers on the island and spent winters along the Maine coast where wildlife flourished. She had no formal training in art, but rather she developed her skills through close observation of the animals and wildlife around her home.
As an artist, she hopes "to share through my work my respect for wildlife and my sense of responsibility for the quality of the environment. If my paintings can pass on to others just a fraction of the pleasure and fascination I find in nature, then I have succeeded."
Persis has exhibited in annual art shows as well as galleries and museums. She has received many awards including the "Sportsman's Award" at the Wildlife Art Show in Augusta, Maine. Featured Weirs' paintings include: The Willow Pond, Lady, The Last Crossing, Sunday Surprise, Country Ride and Misty and Friends.