Painted from a photo taken by the artist in Chatham, Cape Cod. The Chatham Fish Market Pier on the Chatham Harbor is a working fish pier. The fishing fleet ties up on Moorings studded throughout the harbor. The fishermen get to and from their boats via dinghies kept beached on the shore or tied up at the dinghy dock off to the side of the market. On this day it was slightly overcast and the tide was high mirroring the look and feel of the working docks just around the corner. The boats are shabby and unkept like little work ponies, but every spring they are given fresh coats of bright paint and spruced up for the beginning of the fishing season. This piece is a favorite of the artists and is sold framed. The frame is a vintage wood piece refinished and painted in gilt and rubbed with a brown wax by the artist to suit the painting. It is signed on the front and signed, titled, and dated, on the back beneath the dust cover.