Imero lived with his wife Josette and their little dog, Maurice in Camden, Maine for over 50 years. Their home backed onto the working harbor, home port to The Windjammers, a fleet of historic sailing vessels still cruising the Penobscot Bay to this day. The couple’s friends and neighbors were sailors and sea captains, musicians, story tellers, artists and those hardy enough to weather the storms and frigid winters of the rocky, northeast coast. The rich, natural environment was a constant inspiration for Imero’s prolific art.
“The paintings are very much related to place although they are never realistic. They are painted from memory, or sometimes from a sketch that might capture a particular light or shadow…My Neo-Impressionistic paintings, they express a joy. You’d be surprised how many people tell me that.”