Annisquam in White

annisquam in white montage

Annisquam after Nemo.

E.J. Lefavour

About E.J.

Artist, researcher, writer, spiritual traveler of this fascinating orb we inhabit, lover of life and all it has to offer. Hi everyone out there in GMG land. My name is Ellen “E.J.” Lefavour (a/k/a “Ejay Khan” – the pseudonym I used during my years as a political activist artist). I moved to Cape Ann in September of 2010, and was thrilled to be invited by Joey to become a daily contributor to Good Morning Gloucester in December of that year. I am a painter, photographer and writer who has lived and worked as an artist for 20 years, since leaving the corporate world in 1990 to pursue my passion. My contributions to GMG will consist of images (either my paintings, photographs, montages or the occasional video) and a little history about the image, called “Did you Know?” I hope to come up with tidbits of information that people don’t already know, or had forgotten they knew. As I am new here, everything is new and fascinating to me, especially the amazing history, so bear with me if I post something that is common knowledge – I’ll eventually come up with something that’s new to you. As an artist, I will also write about the incredible art scene on Cape Ann. Please take a minute to comment on my posts, like them or not, especially if you have corrections or something to add, as that is how I, and all of us, learn. Have a Good Morning Gloucester, and a blessed day.
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26 Responses to Annisquam in White

  1. Craig Kimberley says:

    I can’t say enough about how awesome this is E.J.!!! An instant classic!!

    • E.J. says:

      Thanks Craig and Lora. When you merge a bunch of the quintessential New England charm of Annisquam, by its nature it creates a classic look, and I thought it had a primitive look to it as well. Glad you like it. There is no place quite as lovely as Annisquam, especially after a blizzard.

  2. lora merchant kling says:

    This is one I would love to frame! It is evocative of the American Primitive art of Grandma and Will Moses. And it perfectly captures the blinding brightness of winter sun reflecting off the blue-white snow of a midwinter’s day in New England. Charming!

  3. Joey C says:

    The swells are gonna trip over themselves to buy this one EJ! Especially with you making it a limited edition. Brilliant!

  4. Len says:

    Wow, wonderful combination, can’t imagine how much time this took to put together.

    • Joey C says:

      EJ is going to have a MONSTER year on rocky neck with her unique GTOWN photo collages. MONSTER! I hope she does a Fiesta one

    • E.J. says:

      This one took about 12 hours, not including shooting time, to edit each of the photos and lay them out. They are a little time consuming to create, but I enjoy the process and love the final product.

  5. Skip says:

    Simply an amazing work of pure art!

  6. Kate says:

    Truly a work of art. I love the tire swing hanging in mid-air!

    • E.J. says:

      That tire hangs from a tree in a yard on Leonard Street, appearing like from mid air, and always looked so cool when I’ve seen it in the past against snow, so I captured it this time. People who live in Annisquam would know it, but I’m glad you appreciated it (I’m assuming you don’t live in Annisquam and know the tire swing). I included objects that are uniquely Annisquam, but that anyone could appreciate, even if they’ve never stepped foot here.

  7. saint707 says:

    Fantastic photo collage! It will be a great collector’s treasure.

  8. mary Foster says:

    Totally awesome!! It was worth your time and effort. The white houses are just beautifully layed out. Winter in Annisquam does have its charm. It should be a poster.

  9. capeannpatio says:


  10. Bill Hubbard says:

    Wow! If I you or I panted a picture of tha, no one would think it real. Awsome, EJ

  11. Sharon says:

    Amazing, EJ! I love it!

  12. E.J. says:

    Thanks Sharon, Jeff and everyone. It is such a great feeling when you create something new to know that people like and appreciate it.

  13. This would make a fantastic painting! Tom and I were wondering what happened to our sign in front of our office? Lost in the White Out? Kris

  14. jose smoothtrax says:

    Fabulous!!! How about front doors….like in Dublin? Or porches.

  15. Anonymous says:

    Love it, on my wall at the office and a copy to my mom – you are the best

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