Bob Hyde discovered painting at age 49 and has been hooked ever since. He has painted on just about anything that would hold still, but for quite a while chose two-quart Roseville crocks. Currently, most of his work has been in acrylics on canvas using old reclaimed wood for the frames.

“My inspiration comes from personal photos, the ideas of others and, on occasion, the wanderings of my imagination or remembrances of past places and times,” he said.

Bob and his wife Charlene’s tent filled with everything from paintings to jewelry to winter hats will be among the options at the weekly Belfast Art Market Friday, July 24, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the lawn of Waterfall Arts, 256 High St. Around the corner on another part of the art center’s grounds, the Belfast Farmer’s Market takes place at the same time.

B.A.M. takes place rain or shine, every Friday through August. Some of the juried artists are on hand each week, and a few rotate as schedules permit. Visitors will find clothing, jewelry, colorful accessories, beeswax carved candles, pottery, handcrafted soap, body care products, appliqué quilts, fiber arts (some wearable and some for decorative purposes only), stuffed animals, fine arts including acrylic, watercolor and oil paintings and prints, professional photographic prints and more.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or