The Grafton Historical Society was the recipient of a special donation this month from L. Paul Bremer, artist, former diplomat and part-time resident of Chester.
Bremer donated all the proceeds from the special exhibition of his paintings held at the Hunter Gallery of Fine Art in Grafton this fall to the Historical Society.
Bremer took up landscape painting in 2007 after 40 years in the diplomatic service where he served with eight Presidents and on four continents. His chosen medium is oils, usually on canvas and his inspiration is the light and colorful palette of the American impressionists. In Vermont, where he and his wife have a home and spend several months each year, old barns, mills and farms provide subjects for his art.
The Grafton Historical Society has recently petitioned to have the entire village put on the National Historical Register. It already has six buildings on the register, and the society has decided to try to include the entire village.
Bremer's next exhibition will be in Washington, DC. His work can be seen on the website www.bremerenterprises.com.