Autumn Workshop in NYC

Hello Readers!

I am excited to announce I am doing another “Autumn Color” workshop this time in NYC through the Grand Central Atelier! It will be a three day workshop combining plein air painting and studio paining. The dates are October 19-21th, 2019. Below is the course description, and a link to sign up:

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 technique using a layered approach. In this class we will focus on how to capture the beauty of autumn color, in a convincing realist manner. Students will discover a deeper understanding of how the old masters approached painting this magical time of year. And what incredibly vibrant colors can come from transparent glazed color! We will also discover how they composed the complexity of nature, and how they used a layered approach to greater capture subtleties of space, and form in the landscape. All levels gladly welcome. For this class our source of inspiration will be Autumn in Central Park!

Autumn in The Catskills, Top of Santa Cruz Falls _Unframed
Kaaterskill Clove in Autumn 

Upcoming Workshop in CT!

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:

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.

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Outdoor Workshop in Central Park, NYC

Hey Everyone,

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!

Afternoon on the Schoharie Creek_11.5x9in_WEB

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. 

All levels welcome.

Returning to the Hudson Valley and Genuinely Following in the Footsteps of the Hudson River School…

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:


Sunset in the Catskill Mountains_9x6in
Sunset in The Catskill Mountains, 9x6in. Available
Afternoon on the Schoharie Creek_11.5x9in_WEB
View on the Schoharie Creek, 9x12in. Available
High Peak and Roundtop Mountains_ 9x18in
View of Kaaterskill High peak and Round-top mountain, 9 x 18in.  available




Pastoral Scene in The Hudson Valley_9x12
Pastoral Scene in the Hudson Valley, 9x12in. Available


Mountain Top Arboretum Morning
Mountain Top Arboretum , 5x9in. SOLD
View of the Kaaterskill Clove_8x11in._oil on panel
Kaaterskill Clove , 8x11in. Available
Forest in the Catskills_ 6.5 x 9.5
Forest Grove, Twilight Park, 6.5 x 9.5in. Available



Show at The Bethel Historical Society!

See Erik Koeppel & my new works at this wonderful show…

Scene on the Mount Washington Auto Road_24x 36 _WIP
Mount Adams from the Mount Washington Auto-Road, 24 x 36in. oil on canvas 

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