A Week of Painting at Art New England with Stanley Bielen

Vermont was at its best –
painting, inspiration, friends and wonderful, dramatic skies but not too much rain.

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StanleyDemoArt New England is a 3 week program of art workshops from Mass College of Art held at Bennington College, a picture perfect summer retreat. (as of today, 7/26 – its not to late to sign up for a few workshops offered the last week.) Workshops are held at VAPA, Bennington College’s Visual and Performing Arts Center, I enjoyed the company of wonderful painters – old friends! new friends! – too corny? the very generous instruction from Stanley Bielen, and mostly had a great week. Accommodations are in the dorm – a bit spartan maybe but I like how non-distracting it is. The dining hall’s food is generous and tries hard to accommodate the many eating habits of today. And really, for a week I don’t cook or wash dishes, what’s not to love!

Here are some of my paintings, works on both canvas and gessoed or “matte-mediumed” paper:

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Heading to Vermont

IMG_4228Before my week at  Art New England, held in Bennington, Vermont, I stopped outside of Brattleboro. I visited the Rock River Open Studios, where I saw the plein air paintings of Georgie Runkle and the animal portraits of Caryn King, spent some restful time gazing at the West River, and painted a quick sketch of same. Ah, Vermont. Lovely as ever.  Nice cheese and lots of art; if only it weren’t so cold in the winter.

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2 Paintings included in Montserrat Summer Immersive Exhibition


Dogwood, a Day and Elm Bank Bridge have been selected for the Summer Immersive Exhibition at Montserrat College of Art, Beverly Massachusetts at the 301 Gallery.


3 Works included in the AGC Spring 2014 Exhibit

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I’m delighted to have 3 works (all oil paintings; the bridge and lake are 11×14 and the Winter Sketch is 12×6 ) selected for the AGC Spring 2014 Exhibit. The opening reception will be on Friday, April 11 at the StoveFactory Gallery from 6 until 9pm. Please join us.

Artists Group of Charlestown

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