The artist always had a strong interest in the arts and showed a desire and a keen ability to draw at a very young age. Matti has attended numerous drawing and painting courses, taken private lessons, workshops, and demonstrations throughout the years.
Matti's interest is in still life, seascape and landscape painting. His style is representational and realist with a quiet and pleasing view of his subject. Among his favorite painters are Chardin, Degas, Caravaggio and Henri Fantin-Latour.
His paintings are in private collections in the New England, Asia and Europe.
Various Mini's $350
Oil on Canvas
"Fun Little Train Ride" $600
Oil on Canvas 5 x 7 in (image)
"Behind The Harbor" $600
Oil on Canvas 5 x 7 in (image)
Jill is a self-taught painter with a love for the architecture and style of New England. Though now a studio painter, she has also worked extensively with photography. The viewer can see that influence in how she captures lighting and character in her intimate portraits of rural and coastal details of New England life. Jill is working deliberately with contrast and color to create pieces which engage the viewer and invite quiet nostalgia. Her work preserves moments of captured time, and the time she spends on her paintings is a meditation on each moment.
"Creating a painting requires so much more than the mechanics of working a brush on paper...talents given or developed, to go beyond the simple illustrating of a subject or an idea. You have to draw from all available resources, one's emotions, dreams, environmental influences, bringing all parts to fruition in a concrete form without losing the passion that compelled you to create in the first place. Most often the settings of my paintings are purely fictional, props to set the desired mood, yet highly reflective of the people, places and experiences that have most influenced my work. Each painting creates a new challenge, new discoveries in my mediums, rekindling a spirit within that makes art more than a rewarding, satisfying profession...it makes art a way of life."
"Dry brush is the technique I use in most of my watercolor paintings. I lightly draw my composition on either 140 lb. or 300 lb. cold press Arches paper and begin painting thin layers, creating the desired balance of lights and darks. I often feel that I'm drawing with the brush rather than painting. Using less water allows me greater control of the medium making it easier to reach the level of detail I like".
"Hy-Season", Watercolor, $3600
"Summer Top Ten" $1250
Watercolor 11 x 15 in. (image)
"Favorite Pastime" $950
Watercolor 10 x 14 in. (image)
"Slow To Change" $800
Watercolor 7 x 15 in. (image)
"Shelf Life" $375
Watercolor 5 x 9 in. (image)
"Same Artist ? " $825
Watercolor 6 x 14 in. (image)
After 25 years as a graphic designer and illustrator, Dan began painting full-time in 2008. The majority of his work is produced on-site at locations near his home in Hanover County, Virginia. He typically works for 1-2 hours on location, and then applies the finishing touches in the studio.
"My approach to painting involves hundreds of scumbled strokes and marks of pigment, organized into patterns of shape and value, the result is a representation of reality. These arrangements of pastel marks go beyond the mechanical process of building, they are orchestrated to try and capture the elusive qualities of light and atmosphere that display the extraordinary characteristics of common subject matter."
"Creek Rising" $900
Pastel 14 x 18 in (image)
"Late in the Day", Pastel, 13" x 18", $950
"Path to the Woods", Pastel, 8" x 12", $450
"Under A Clear Blue Sky", Pastel, 9" x 12", $475
"Snow Covered #2", Pastel, $775
Morning Backlight, 11 x 9-1/2, $470.00
Snow Covered I, 16 x 12, $775.00
Standing in the Shadows, 13-1/2 x 10, $575.00
"River Birch Along The Creek" $450
Pastel 8 x 12 in (image)
Pastel 9 x 12 in (image)
"Wiser Farm" $625
Pastel 9 x 12 in (image)
Harry Thompson graduated from the Ringling School of Art in Sarasota, Florida in 1971 and, after touring North America, worked as an architectural renderer and then creative designer. He ended his commercial career compelled by a strong desire of freedom to pursue his artistic expression. He has received many awards for his work, which has been exhibited throughout the eastern United States and has been purchased by numerous private and corporate collectors.
"Old School", oil on canvas, 24" x 48"
"Retired", oil on canvas, 24" x 36"
Hodges had a successful illustration career which lasted twenty five years. His art graced the covers of more than three hundred book covers. He worked for most of the major publishing houses in New York. Hodges was a twenty three year member of the prestigious Society of Illustrators in New York. During this time, he received many citations of merit for work exhibited in annual shows. He was selected to do the painting for the twenty ninth call for entries and chaired the thirty fifth annual exhibition. After years of executing ideas and concepts of others, he now paints subjects that are of personal interest. He has had numerous one man shows, and has participated in group shows throughout the United States. He was a finalist in the 2001 and 2002 Artists Magazine Competition. He received an award of excellence in the 2004 Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional Exhibition. He received an award of excellence in the 2006 Oil Painters of America National Exhibition, and received a 2007 Certificate of excellence award in the International Portrait Competition hosted by the Portrait Society of America. Most recently, Hodges was awarded Signature membership status by Oil Painters of America in December 2008. He also won first place in the category, Portraits of Women, in the Members showcase of the Portrait Society of America 2009.
"As an artist, I believe in practicing the sound principals of painting that I have learned and currently teach, but I also believe that an artist should strive for something more than just the technical skill in their work. There is a feeling, or reaction, that one gets when standing in front of a painting or a piece of art. Sometimes, it`s not an easy thing to describe. It might be the sense of place in a landscape, the light on the subject, or a fleeting expression in a portrait. These are the types of reactions that one hopes are communicated in his or her paintings. The best scenario is when the technical and the emotional part of painting is inseparable".
"Always on Lookout" SOLD
Oil on Linen $1100
"Dry Docked" SOLD
Oil on Linen $1300
"Cliff Walk Fog" $4300
Oil on Linen 16 x 20 in (image)
"Rusty Bucket" $1900
Oil on Linen 12 x 16 in (image)
"Quiet Morning At The Dock" $6200
Oil on Linen 24 x 36 in (image)
Ann is an award winning artist living in upstate New York's Adirondack Mountains. Born in Louisivlle, KY, Ann began traveling and living throughout the United States at the age of 18. After completing a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Central Oklahoma, she and her family moved to Denver, CO where Ann began to focus on her painting and fell in love with the western landscape. Even though she lives in a beautiful part of the country, where plein air painting is a challenge almost any time of year, Ann also spends time painting on the coast of Maine and throughout the Southwest.
Ann's approach to the landscape is to simplify as much as possible in order to create the strongest paintings. "I want my viewers to know how I felt about a place when I painted it. I'm not trying to copy what I see nor am I interested in lots of detail. I want to suggest a subject with the buildup of paint and exciting brushstrokes."
Rockwell Museum, Perspectives of the American Experience, American Women Artists, Corning, NY 2018
Artists for the New Century, Invitational, Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT 2017
Tucson Desert Art Museum, Tucson, AZ 2017 American Women Artists, Under A Vast Sky
National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, OKC, OK 2014, Small Works Great Wonders
Booth Museum of Western Art, Cartersville, GA 2014American Women Artists, Prevailing Winds
Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ 2013 American Women Artists, Visions of the West
Frederick Remington Museum, Ogdensburg, NY 2013
Events and Awards (selected)
Oil Painters of America, 27th Annual National Exhibition, Steamboat Art Museum, Steamboat Springs, CO
Oil Painters of America, 26th Annual National Exhibition, Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, Oh 2017
American Impressionist Society, 17th Annual National Exhibition, Howard/Mandville Gallery, Kirkland, WA 2016
Oil Painters of America, 25th Annual National Exhibition, Southwest Gallery, Dallas 2016
Outstanding Landscape, American Women Artists National Members & Juried Show, Bennington, VT 2016
Award of Excellence, Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional, Eisele Gallery, Cincinnati, OH 2016
Award of Merit, OPS Southwest Salon, Southwest Gallery, Dallas given by Marc Hanson, Juror, 2016
Silver Medal, Master Signature, American Women Artists National Exhibition, Bonner-David Galleries, Scottsdale, AZ 2015
Award of Excellence given by Quang Ho, Paso Robles Signature Invitational 2014
Award of Merit, OPS Southwest Salon, Southwest Gallery, Dallas given by Marc Hanson 2016
Award of Merit, OPS Southwest Salon, Southwest Gallery, Dallas given by Phil Starke, 2015
Award of Merit, OPS Southwest Salon, Southwest Gallery, Dallas given by Jill Carver, 2014
Award, Randy Higbee 6" Squared, Costa Mesa, CA 2013
Honorable Mention, Light on the Land, Davis & Blevins Gallery, Saint Jo, TX 2013
Honorable Mention, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters, Teton National Park 2013
First Place, Masters Division, Central Adirondack Art Show, Old Forge, NY
First Place, Lake Placid Center for the Arts, Adirondack Juried Show
Second Place, Finger Lakes Plein Air Festival, Canandaigua, NY 2013
Honorable Mention, Oil Painters of America Spring & Summer Online Showcase, 2013
Second Place, Outdoor Painters Society Online Show
Oil Painters of America Salon Show, Petosky, MI 2013
Oil Painters of America Eastern Regional, Annapolis, MD 2016, 2013
Randy Higbee 6x6 Gallery Show, Costa Mesa, CA 2013, 2012
American Women Artists, K. Newby Gallery, Tubec, AZ 2012
American Women Artists, R S Hanna Gallery, Fredericksburg, TX 2013
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Paint Out and Show, Wild Spirit Gallery, Pagosa Springs CO 2011
Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Paint Out and Show, Grand Teton National Park 2016,2015,2014,2013, 2012
American Impressionist Society, 12th, 13th & 14th National Exhibits 2016, 2015,2013, 2012, 2011
Grand Canyon Plein Air on the Rim, Grand Canyon, AZ 2010
Master Signature Member, American Women Artists and Past President
Signature Member, Oil Painters of America
Signature Member, Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters
Signature Member, American Impressionist Society
Signature Member, Outdoor Painters Society
American Society of Marine Artists
"Kennebunk Bridge" $1500
Oil on Canvas 11 x 14 in (image)
"Old Wharf" $900
Oil 8 x 10 in (image)
"The Work Class" $2300
Oil 12 x 24 in (image)
"Purple Reflection" $500
Oil 7 x 9 in (image)
"Winter In The Boatyard" $1100
Oil 9 x 12 in (image)
"July In Maine" $600
Oil 8 x 8 in (image)
Oil 11 x 14 in (image)
"Rolling Surf" $700
Oil 6 x 11 in (image)
Charles Gatewood is an American visual artist who was born in 1942. Charles has had several gallery and museum exhibitions, including at the Mitchell Algus Gallery. Several works by the artist have been sold at auction including "New York" sold at InnAuction 'Modern Contemporary Art & Photography' in 2016. There have been many articles about Charles Gatewood, including 'Rainin Foundation presenting Symposium on Public Art' written by Charles Desmarais for San Francisco Chronicle in 2016.
"The Grange Hall", Oil on Panel, 5" x 8", $700
"Out Back", Oil on Panel, 5" x 8", $700
Peter Card was born NH, received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Ohio State University, then studied post-doctoral at Harvard University. After a 30 year successful career as a pharmaceutical executive in nuclear medicine, Peter redirected his life-long passion to photography and oil painting. He spent four years studying painting techniques of the old masters in the studio of Leah Kristen Dahlgren. Peter later studied under Todd Bonita, Tom Hughes, Donald Jurney, David Lussier, and Dennis Sheehan.
Today, Peter and his wife reside in NH where he enjoys painting full time.
"I paint what interests me. I find inspiration in the beauty of simple things; utilizing them as elements to carry light across the painting. After years of working as a pharmaceutical executive which tended to fold, spindle and mutilate my soul....painting reminds me that I have one!"
"Copper and Fruit", Oil on Panel, 11" x 14", $1650
"Water Pump", Oil on Panel, 16" x 24", $2800.00
"Copper and Red Peach", Oil on Panel, 11" x 14", $1650
"Whiskey Measure", Oil on Panel, 12" x 12", $1650
Mark H. Brown was born in 1974. His love for art was evident as a young child, spending many hours in his bedroom drawing cars, animals and things of his imagination. Through the years, he studied the paintings of the masters through books and visits to museums and held a continual fascination for the realism of the dutch masters. While enjoying a wide spectrum of styles and subject matter, Mark found that his temperament and passion took him in the direction of classical realism. In the pursuit of that goal, he furthered his studies at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, in Philadelphia, PA. After his studies were complete, he and his wife, Elizabeth, moved to Carlisle, PA where they now reside with their three children, Luke, Eliana and Aliya.
Mark has been enjoying painting full time as an artist since 2000, while he and his family travel throughout the US exhibiting in outdoor art shows, gallery shows and group shows. Mark has received numerous awards at outdoor shows; including three best in shows, several 1st Place in oils and numerous other awards. He has also been selected as a finalist in the Artists Magazine Annual Contest during two different years. He was pleased to be included in the 2009 Oil Painters of America National Competition with his painting of "The Chocolate Pot." Mark's painting "Bananas" was included in the 2011 National Oil Painters of America Competition, being selected as one of 168 paintings chosen from 2100 applications.
Suzanne M. Payne is an award winning artist residing in Kennebunkport, Maine. She attended Boston University's School for the Arts (SFA) where she received her Bachelor’s degree in Painting. She belongs to many art associations including the Pastel Painters of Maine (PPOM), where she has received Signature Membership status. She has served as Secretary for PPOM (2004-2008), Vice President in 2009, and currently serves as PPOM’s International Exhibition Co-Chair. Other societies include The Pastel Society of America (PSA) where she is an Associate Member, the Pastel Society of New Hampshire (PSNH), Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod (PPSCC), and the Art Guild of the Kennebunks (AGK). She participates in numerous invitational & juried shows, paintouts and auctions. Suzanne has also conducted summer workshops at Heartwood College of Art. She enjoys painting with both pastels and oils. Suzanne is highly inspired by nature and creates her works either plein air or in the comfort of her home studio.
Stacy Barter's oil paintings depict her intense fascination with light and atmosphere. "I am constantly striving to capture depth and dimension in my oil paintings. Working from life, whether it's from flowers or a model is exhilarating and ever changing. This is my passion, life dedication, and contribution".
Pat DeSantis comes from a background in graphic arts. He has been a professional fine artist in Kennebunkport for over twenty-five years.
ANTONIA TYZ PEEPLES
Born in 1957, Antonia grew up in a creative household and was encouraged by her mother, a painter, and her father, a photographer, to pursue painting; she started taking lessons from local artists in her home state of Connecticut at the age of ten. She continued her studies after high school at Eastern Connecticut State University and Silvermine Guild Art Center in New Canaan, Connecticut.
To quote Antonia:
“Water is a never ending source of inspiration for me. Each day, one painting after another, I seek an ever deepening understanding of its essence. The more I observe, the more it seems there is to discover. The surface designs, deep waters and shore breaks offer an infinite array of beautiful complexity. Ever changing and omnipresent, the ocean is such a universal part of our existence. There is a certain feeling of connectedness when sitting by its shores. The endless rhythm, power and mystery of the sea course through our very veins. Choosing to explore water and its visual language through my paintings has been an enlightening and uplifting gift that I enjoy sharing. Thank you for taking the journey with me.