Upcoming Show: Recovering The American Sublime

I am very excited to announce the following upcoming show. Please read below the press release for more information: 

Recovering the American Sublime

New Paintings by Erik Koeppel and Lauren Sansaricq in Historical Context

Pace Galleries of Art at Fryeburg Academy

Fryeburg, Maine

Opening Reception – May 6, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m.

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The essential thesis of the 19th century American landscape painter was that by deep reflection upon the beauty of nature, one may ease their weary soul of the troubles inherent to a social being thrust into the industrialized world. Today, as humanity travels further from nature into stark modern interiors and cyberspace, artists Lauren Sansaricq and Erik Koeppel believe that a powerful vision of nature is more needed than ever before. They have thus devoted their minds to reviving an art whose intention is to bring the beauty of nature back to the forefront of human consciousness.

In this exhibition, the paintings of Koeppel and Sansaricq are displayed in juxtaposition with 19th century landscape paintings of the White Mountains. As the couple shares a studio in Jackson, NH, White Mountain subjects are prominent among scenes of New England, and even works from their travels west. The historic paintings are on loan from the collections of the Jackson Historical Society, and Bethel Historical Society, as a promised gift of Randall H. Bennett. Many of the contemporary paintings are available for sale.

The Pace Galleries of Art are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10 am to 1 pm (or by appointment). Call the box office at 207-935-9232 to schedule a visit.

https://www.fryeburgacademy.org/page/event-detail?pk=6633776&fromId=211475

 

Upcoming Lecture at The Currier Museum

I am so honored to be giving a lecture on my process as a landscape painter and how it relates to the Hudson River School, Nov. 3rd between 7 and 7:30pm at The Currier Museum , in Manchester N.H.

The lecture also aligns  with a remarkable show the museum is doing on 19th century white mountain art called “Mount Washington: The Crown of New England”.

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This 19th century John Kensett painting of Mount Washington will be at the show. 

In my lecture I plan to discuss the Hudson River School artist’s approach of working from drawings and plein-air sketches to make their larger studio paintings. And more generally how these artists saw and studied nature.

 

Please join me Nov. 3rd! Should be a wonderful evening.

For more information follow this link: http://www.currier.org/

 

Recent Lecture and Demonstration at The Museum of the White Mountains

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I was so honored to lecture and demonstrate on the subject of 19th century landscape painting techniques at the Museum of the White Mountains recently.  In the lecture I talked about the common process among artists of that time to do drawings and color studies outdoors, then bring this information back to the studio to make larger studio paintings. And how these larger pictures were done in a layered process , first with an under-painting , then several layers of glazing and scummbling.  

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Here I am demonstrating the under painting phase  

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For those interested in seeing a video of my process of how to make a Winter Full Moon painting, follow this link:

 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDYTUfUPEds

 

Pictures from the Bethel Historical Society Art Exhibition

Thank you to everyone who came out to the Bethel Historical Society’s exhibition opening this past weekend. For those who missed it , The exhibit and sale will continue at the Dr. Moses Mason House, Tuesday thru Friday, from 1 to 4 pm, through October 14.Here are some photos from the show: 

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My small oval painting between two beautiful benjamin champney paintings!
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And one of my favorite pieces in the show the small Samuel Colman on top!
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And me with one of my paintings

18 day Artist trip to The Catskills , The Adirondacks , NYC and Gettysburg

I just returned home from a wonderful trip to The Catskills , The Adirondacks , NYC and Gettysburg with my partner Erik Koeppel. The first stop was NYC , where I taught a plein air workshop in Central Park ,  through The Grand Central Atelier.  Here is a photo of the class at Gapstow Bridge , which is such a beautiful spot. The class was actually full with 12 students! 13332976_10153564815477124_8352970577764619813_n

Here I am working on my demo painting from the workshop , I always like to have my drawing on had has you can see.IMG_3918

We then headed down to Gettysburg P.A. we we both participated in The History Meets The Arts Show. Here is some of my work from the show:

Early Morning on the Hudson River 12 x 18in. oil on panel

“Early Morning on The Hudson River” 12 x 18 in.  Sold

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“On the Beaten Path” 11 x 14in.

Scene of Sunset

“Scene of Sunset” 6 x 11 in.   Sold

Le Lever De La Lune 16 x 20 in. oil on panel ARC

“Le lever de la lune” 16 x 20 in.

Here are some photos of the event.

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After Gettysburg , we then journeyed to one of our favorite places in the world , The Clove in The Catskill mountains. These mountains were home to one of the best movements in landscape painting , The Hudson River School. Their is nothing like visiting the same spots that Thomas Cole , Sanford Gifford , and Asher B Durand had spent time painting.

This time we were fortunate to paint at Artist’s Seat in Onteora Park, Inspiration Point ,  Twilght Park and Kaaterskill Falls. Below is a photo of  all of my paintings made on the trip, all works in progress of course.

Next we went to The Adirondacks! To attend Eric Rhoad’s The Publishers Invitational. Here are some photos from there. 13428007_1131444613580946_1414920297036196599_n

There i am working in the lower left corner, what beautiful landscape.

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Here I am working on my little painting.

And here is all the Plein Air Invitational Attendees!

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We had a ball ! Another fun productive trip. Stay tuned for the finished works….

“Taking the Lead , Women and the White Mountains”

I am so honored to have one of my paintings in the show ‘Taking the Lead , Women and the White Mountains’ at The Museum of the White Mountains , at Plymouth State University. Here are some photos from the opening. The show will be up all summer and into Oct. view the wonderful works of the Historic women artists of the white mountains , and of contemporary painters like myself.

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Me in front of my painting !

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So happy to see this Sophia Towne Darrah! I have always loved this painting!

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Beautiful period clothing on display as well

 

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Beautiful Historic White Mountain Painting!

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Beautiful Historic White Mountain Painting!

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Beautiful Historic White Mountain Painting!

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This is such a beautiful historic watercolor, I was excited to find that this painting is of the same spot as the painting I have in the show Crawford Notch!

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Another beautiful historic painting !