Harry Thompson graduated 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.
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.
"Thoughts of Water" Oil on gallery wrapped canvas 18 x 24 Sold
"Transfixed" Oil 36 x36 SOLD
"Harmonious Blues" Oil on canvas 30 X 40
Jim Karlovich lives, paints and sculpts in Amesbury, Massachusetts. He has taken art instruction at the University of Minnesota and the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and sculpture classes at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston. He also lived in Italy for three years during which time he completed more than forty paintings inspired by his travels throughout Europe. Until mid 2006, however his pursuit of art took second place behind a successful professional career in finance, law and consulting. Once it became clear to him that he would only thrive as an artist if he pursued it full time he made the commitment to become a professional painter and sculptor.
His body of work spans a very wide range of subject matter influenced by his extensive travel, his interest in the human form, nature and his desire to interpret as well as to record what he sees.
His work is in or has been displayed in the following collections:
Coopers & Lybrand , Boston, Minneapolis, New York and Philadelphia Dorsey & Whitney, LLP Fidelity Management and Research, Boston The Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, Boston McLane Law Firm PA, Manchester, N.H. Robinson, Boesch & Sennott, Portsmouth, N.H.
It can also be found in over fifty private collections in Italy, Great Britain, Bermuda, and the United States. His work has recently appeared on the cover of Artscope magazine.
"Translucent" Oil on canvas $4400.00
" Big White" 24"x 30" oil $4400
Prints available. Call for more information, 207-251-2086
"Shore Break" 30x30 in Oil $3,400
Prints available. Call for more information, 207-251-2086
Mark H. Brown was born in 1974. Growing up 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 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, as he and his family travel throughout the USA exhibiting in outdoor art shows, gallery and group shows. Mark has received numerous awards at outdoor shows, including 3 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 "Banana's" was included in the 2011 National Oil Painters of America competition, being selected as one of 168 paintings chosen from 2100 applications.
"Three Limes" Oil $1800
"Half Peeled" Oil
"Lemonade" Oil $4400 Sold
"3 Lemons" Oil
"Lemons & Lime" Oil SOLD
"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." ~ Jack Standish
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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.
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.
"Life On The Docks" 12 x 16 sold
Oil On Line Panel
"Always On The Lookout" 8 x 10 $1100
Oil On Linen Panel
" The Happy Hen" 12 x 16 sold
Oil On Linen Panel
"Anchor At Marshall Point" Oil $900
"Dry Dock" Oil $1300
With a degree form the Rhode Island School of design and after work experience as a graphic designer in New York City, Stephen G. Maka made a major career change thirty years ago and became a full-time nature photographer.
Since then he has been able to travel to many undeveloped locations around the world. These remote, vast and fragile ecosystems have not only inspired his imagery but have had a profound influence on his personal philosophy and outlook on life.
Reviewing his work produced over long periods of time, Steve found reoccurring themes. These themes have led to the development of personal projects that, at times, are philosophically driven while others are based on the interrelationship of images or subject matter. Most of the images are fairly spontaneous, allowing nature to dictate time, light, and subject. More conceptual images may take months or even years to create.
His images reflect a strong sense of his fine art background producing statements with a bold graphic impact evoking an emotional response.
Steve's photography is published internationally and has been used in most print forms including books, magazines, billboards, cards, calendars and posters. In addition to publishing, Steve¹s professional commitment has led to teaching, instructing workshops, leading field trips, guiding, consulting, slide presentation, gallery exhibitions and fine-art prints.
Jim specializes in landscape and nautical work, as well as depicting scenes with an "Americana" feeling. He finds that his plein air work is often very different from his studio pieces, with his plein air paintings having a much "looser" feel and sometimes more vibrant colors. He enjoys painting outdoors, as he learns something new each time and can carry this experience back to the studio. Jim draws his inspiration from the many scenic areas and historic sites that are the foundation of the landscape of the New York and New England areas. "I like to try to find and capture the beauty and simplicity of the world around us, and to express that through my work. If my paintings can provide someone with a place to escape from their everyday life, I have succeeded."
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".
"Growing Wild" Oil on Linen 8 x 10 $1000
"Fully Opened" Oil on Linen 4 x 6 $450
"Floral Display" Oil on Linen 11 x 14 $1650
"Hammered Copper" Oil on Linen 8 x 10 $1000
Trained as a draftsman, John Previti is an artist in pursuit of the process as much as the product. His water fowl carvings combine the elegant simplicity of the New England folk tradition with the authentic detail of a true student of nature and grace homes from Georgia to Vermont. John is able to combine his life long respect for and love of woodworking with the Old World principles of observation and design. He has spent years collecting and studying regional folk carvings and is now capturing their spirit in his own reproduction.
Black Whale 35Lx1.5w x 11h $900
Walnut Whale. 37l x1.5wx9h SOLD
Made from a walnut beam over 200 years old from a New England barn.
"Yellow Legs" $375
Hand carved. Stands 10.5 inch. tall, 3.5 inch. deep, and 10 inch. wide.
"Banana Bird" painted sold
Hand carved, hand painted stands 13 inch tall, 10 inch wide. 7 inch round base.
Hand carved stands 13 inch. tall, 10 inch wide. Base is 7 inch round.
Jim is primarily a bronze sculptor although he has worked as a draftsman, machinist, steel fabricator, sign man, neon bender, foundry man, and mold maker.
Experiences as an artist started early for him learning from his father, a talented artist and draftsman. He entered his adult working life in his family's steel fabrication business in Rapid City, SD; which transitioned into a fine art bronze casting foundry were he fell in love with sculpture. Jim’s talent found it's voice after he moved to southern Utah, where prominent artists and a large sign manufacturing company helped his myriad artistic skills flourish.
Jim is now using his talents to convey his love of nature. In his work balance, proportion, and subtle movement are key elements that provoke an emotional response that suggests a story as individual as the person who sees it.
"Proud To Be Puffin"
Two sizes available. Contact gallery for prices.
Ann Larsen is a plein air painter from New York's Adirondack Mountains. She paints from Maine to California as well as throughout the west. Her love of landscape draws her time and again to paint outdoors. Spending many hours in the field prepares Ann for working larger paintings in the studio from field studies and other references. She feels the landscape process is more about what you don't say then what you do say. Using lively brushstrokes and textural paint Ann interprets what nature provides.
Ann has won numerous awards and been in several solo and two person shows. Most recently she was awarded Second Place in Finger Lakes Plein Air, Canandaigua, NY, Second Place in the Masters Division at the Central Adirondack Art Show, Old Forge, NY and Honorable Mention, Oil Painters of America Spring Online Showcase. Ann has been an invited artist at the Grand Canyon Plein Air on the Rim, Sedona Plein Air Festival and the Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters National Paintout and Exhibition. She is a Master Signature Member of American Women Artists, as well as President; Signature Member of Rocky Mountain Plein Air Painters; a member of Oil Painters of America, American Impressionist Society, and Outdoor Painters Society.
"A Good Wind" 6 X 8 Oil $550.00
"Heavy Traffic" 8 x 10 Oil $800.00
".....I only paint things for which I have a strong emotional attraction . I am drawn to certain subjects that I return to again and again. I have always been fascinated by cars and trucks. Like many young boys, they were my introduction to drawing. As an adult I returned to that first love, drawn back to them by the anthropormorphic qualities I find in these faded, cast off relics."
"The Lightkeepers House" 6 x 8 Oil $950
"Taking Flight" 18 x 24 Oil $3800
"Washer Woman" 6 x8 Oil $950
"Rocks At Lobster Cove" 6 x 8 $950
The landscape paintings of Daniel Ambrose are renowned for their extraordinary luminosity and remarkable power to evoke a spiritual sense of place. Highly proficient in painting in oil and watercolor, Ambrose is also master of painting in the historic medium of egg tempera, perfected by the Old Masters centuries ago. To create his timeless egg tempera paintings, Ambrose makes his own paint from a 15th century Italian recipe, using egg yolks and natural earth pigments procured from around the world. His technique incorporates weaving hundreds of translucent layers of paint into a rich tapestry of subtle hues, imparting to his serene paintings an inspiring ethereal luminosity seldom attained by contemporary artists.
With a professional career spanning over 25 years, Ambrose's paintings have been exhibited in numerous solo gallery shows and many fine museums including; Florida Historic Capitol Museum, Jacksonville Museum of Art, Leepna-Ratner Museum, Museum of Florida Art. Corporate and public collections include S. James Foxman Justice Center, Bank of America, Florida Memorial Hospital, The cities of Eustis and Orlando, Daytona Beach International Airport, and the Permanent Collection of The Museum of Arts and Sciences.
"Summer Blue" Egg Tempera $5500
"Spring Moonrise" Egg Tempera $2500
"Lightkeepers House" Egg Tempura $7500.00
"Clark Island Moonrise" Oil $1100
Nancy Boren’s first painting, a watercolor, was done at age 12 while sitting next to her artist father, James Boren, as he painted at the Grand Canyon. Since then she has branched out to original print making and oil painting, depicting a variety of landscape and marine subjects, and is often captivated by scenes in which the figure fills the canvas.
She received a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Abilene Christian University and cites the influence of notable traditional painters such as Sargent, Sorolla and Fechin. Boren's painting, "Aloft in the Western Sky," is part of the permanent collection of the Booth Museum of Western Art in Cartersville, GA. She has also exhibited at the National Cowgirl Museum and Hall of Fame, the Gilcrease Museum, The National Cowboy and Western Heritage Center in Oklahoma City, and the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Show at the National Arts Club, NY. Her paintings were used in the feature film 9 Months and the ABC TV show The Benefactor. She was one of five finalists in the state of Texas for the design of the Texas Quarter in 2004.
Affiliations: Signature Member of the Oil Painters of America, Signature Member of the Outdoor Painters Society (Honorable Mention 2016, Award of Merit 2015, Award of Excellence 2012, Honorable Mention 2011), Master Signature Member of the American Women Artists (Gold Medal 2015, 2014) American Impressionist Society, Portrait Society of America
"A Maine Farm" Oil 12 x 24 $2000
"Along The Schoodic Coast" Oil 12 x 12 $1100
"Foggy Day In Bass Harbor, Maine" Oil 10 x 12 $1000