Lauren Sansaricq (b. 1990) grew up in Colombia County, NY where from an early age she was not only exposed to the beauties of the Hudson Valley, but also under the teaching of Thomas Locker, was exposed to the traditional painting techniques of the Hudson River School. Taking Mr. Locker’s advice Lauren received a classical education in drawing and painting at the Grand Central Academy of Art in NYC. She has three times been awarded the Hudson River Fellowship where she has continued to study nature and produce paintings in the tradition of the Hudson River School. Lauren’s paintings have been exhibited and collected in venues throughout New York State including Manhattan. One of Lauren’s paintings was recently featured in the New York Times representing “The Great Hudson River Exhibition.”
Happy to announce I am teaching a 3-day workshop in Connecticut at The Wethersfield Academy Nov. 15th -17th. In this workshop we will focus on understanding and painting the sky. This workshop is open to all levels, sign up following this link: https://www.wethersfieldarts.org/
The sky is the heart of a landscape painting. In this studio workshop we will dive into studying and painting the sky with oils. We will discuss how the sky is changing at different times of day, and what consistent principles can be found. We will also talk about the different varieties of clouds and how they optically interact with the sky. Also atmospheric glazing and other types of glazing will be demonstrated. A combination of imagination and reference material from master paintings will be used, no photography.
I am teaching a new workshop on outdoor painting, in the big apple! That is right, Central Park , in NYC will be the source of inspiration for a lovely three day workshop on tradition plein air painting technique from Sept. 15th – 17th!
Join the fun and register at the link below!
Here is a course description for those interested:
Regardless of your level of experience, the goal of this workshop will be to provide you with a thorough introduction to traditional 19th Century landscape painting. In this workshop, we will attempt to place ourselves in the mindset of the great Landscape Painters of the past. Students will discover a deeper understanding of how these old masters approached plein-air painting, how they composed the complexity of nature before them, and how they used a layered approach to greater capture subtleties of space, and form in the landscape. For this workshop, we will set up in Central Park.
For those who may not know, my studio has moved to The Catskill Mountains! Although this has come as quite a change for me, I feel this new direction more suited for my devoted interest not only in the Hudson River School artists work but in the incredible area that inspired America’s first movement in landscape painting! As an artist trying to revive the Hudson River School my new location couldn’t be more appropriate and I feel having my studio here will help me to produce more work of this style of painting with even more authenticity! I am excited for this new amazing chapter in my life, and I hope you will follow my journey forward!
Here are some recent shots of current works and exciting plein air excursions:
See Erik Koeppel & my new works at this wonderful show…
The Museums of the Bethel Historical Society will host a special preview reception of this season’s newest displays, “White Mountain National Forest: A Centennial Exhibition” and “The White Mountains: Alps of New England” (an art exhibition & sale of paintings by Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq), on Sunday, May 27, from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. Refreshments will be served, and the event—at the Society’s Robinson House on Broad Street—is free and open to all.
“Visitors to the White Mountain National Forest exhibit will learn how the forested highlands of northern New Hampshire and western Maine came to be appreciated by millions for their scenic and health-giving qualities during the 1800s, only to be devastated by uncontrolled commercial logging and widespread fires in the final decades of that century. The story of how a large portion of the White Mountain region of New Hampshire and Maine was eventually saved and set aside in 1918 for the public’s benefit is told in the exhibit through paintings, historic photos, artifacts, and moving images.
“The Balancing Act: The Story and Legacy of the Weeks Act” will be shown continually in the newly-renovated theater space at Robinson House; the ten minute-long video describes how one of America’s earliest environmental disasters sparked a nationwide movement to purchase, protect, and manage threatened and damaged forest lands for the public good. The forest conservation legislation forged by Congress under the leadership of John Wingate Weeks struck a balanced approach that addressed both environmental and economic issues. The video explores how successful that balancing act has proven to be in the White Mountain National Forest and other eastern national forests established under the Weeks Act.
Coinciding with the 100th anniversary of the White Mountain National Forest, “The White Mountains: Alps of New England” art exhibition and sale will feature the return of award-winning landscapes by nationally-recognized plein air artists Lauren Sansaricq and Erik Koeppel of Jackson, New Hampshire. During the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, numerous artists—including many from the Hudson River School—captured the awe-inspiring summits and verdant glens in the White Mountain region of northern New Hampshire and western Maine. Today, Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq create masterful works in the Hudson River style based on their love for the expressive potentials of traditional representation. Their extraordinary paintings recapture the lost techniques of the Hudson River School painters, whose works were characterized by a sense of air, dramatic light, distance, and luminosity.
The White Mountain paintings in the art exhibition will be available for purchase over the duration of the show (paintings will be added on a regular basis), with a portion of each sale helping to support public programming at MBHS.” – Bethel Historical Society
I recently returned from an amazing painting trip with my sister to Australia & New Zealand. Australia’s landscape and beaches were astounding! The people were friendly and the food was delicious too! In Australia, I spent quite a bit of time in Sydney, painting at Bondi Beach, Coogee Beach , and Maroubra Beach. Also I painted at Summer Bay, Palm Beach, Mona Vale and The Three Sisters. In Melbourne, I painted at The Halfmoon Bay in Black Rock and caught an amazing sight of Red Bluff! Here are some of my landcape paintings made during my trip:
(Also stay tuned for an upcoming part 2 blog post on my trip to New Zealand! )
Excited to share a recent article by Milene Fernandez in the Epoch Times newspaper in NYC today covering me and my fellow artist Erik Koeppel’s visit to the Thomas Cole show at the Metropolitan Museum.
Here is a link to the online version of the article if you’d like to read it…
Excited to announce that as part of the Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air 2018 event, I will be doing a demo this Friday, March 16th in New Iberia, Louisiana! It starts around noon and is a 45 min. demo where I will discuss traditional landscape painting using a layered approach!
Also excited to mention my partner Erik Koeppel is going to be the judge for the Shadows-on-the-Teche Plein Air Competition, and in addition will be teaching a workshop! So if you are looking to learn from Mr. Koeppel, sign up now! Here is more information about the event, workshop and schedule: