This is a small collection of paintings and prints by Douglas Alvord. They come from our family and from the artist.  Douglas Alvord was a well-known artist, illustrator, sculptor and author whose works can be found world-wide. He specialized in Marine Art and Nature studies. He passed away April 16, 2021.


a mural of Washington

Mural created for the Historical Port of Washington Project

Rachel Carson Sculpture and Wildlife Garden the NC Museum of Natural Science in Raleigh, N.C.

Here are some clay work-ups for a project called "The Brave Never Die".  It was not completed before he died, but these are fine examples of his talent.

Here are some more examples of Doug's work.

Blackbirds at Blount Creek

Oil on Canvas 36" x 48"

On the Wings of Morning

Oil on Canvas 48" x 26"

This is a painting representing New Bern North Carolina. It is a sample of some of his finest marine art.

New Bern Historical Harbor

JOYCE MARIE by Douglas Alvord

Detail-JOYCE MARIE by Douglas Alvord

Douglas Alvord Wooden Boat Show Poster SIGNED by the Artist

The Maine Lobster Boat Print-hand-painted by the artist

The Maine Schooner-print-hand-painted by the artist>

Detail from The Maine Schooner Poster

Osprey at Harbor Island Maine by Douglas Alvord


Douglas working on a mural


JOYCE MARIE: This painting is of a sardine carrier. These boats were used ca 1940-1980

.WOODEN BOAT SHOW POSTER; 1984 Wooden Boat Show event in Newport, R.I.

The Maine Schooner and The Maine Lobster Boat Prints: These two wonderful prints document the history of these two classic types of boat


Douglas has written and illustrated numerous books. Here are a few examples. These are not for sale here. A web search will get you to a source for purchase as some are now out of print.

They can also be found in the Maine State Library

His work can also be found in the Farnsworth Art Museum in Rockland Maine:

SARAH'S BOAT written and illustrated by Douglas Alvord-a wonderful story of a young girl who learns to sail

On The Water- written and illustrated by Douglas Alvord- sub-titleThe Romance and Lore of America's Small Boats

A White Heron by Sarah Orne Jewett, illustrated by Douglas Alvord-exquisite finely detailed drawing

Also see: The Country of the Pointed Firs by Sarah Orne Jewett, illustrated by Douglas Alvord- similar style to White Heron with some color illustrations as well.

This page was created by Cynthia Crawford, Doug's sister.