This piece is a 7 x 10.5" watercolor on paper by Maine artist Gary Akers. It was originally purchased in 2004 for $4,600
The appraised work appears to be a watercolor painting executed by American artist Gary Akers (b. 1951). The painting depicts a small cottage on a beach with a boat tied at one side. Akers was born in Pikesville, Kentucky and became an artist in 1976. While known for his egg tempera painting, Akers is a highly accomplished watercolorist, and has received major awards from the American Watercolor Society. The estimate provided is based on comparables recently offered and sold at auction. The appraised work's size, composition, medium and condition (based on images provided), as well as the artist's current auction market were taken into consideration when determining the estimate. In many cases, pricing for similar examples available on the primary (retail) market vary, and are often higher than secondary (auction) market examples.