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
Opening Reception – May 6, 2017 from 4 to 7 p.m.
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.
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”.
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.
A schedule change at the Grand Central Academy of Art allowed me to run an additional 4-day workshop,July 21st -24th. Additionally for four days of instruction it will only be $500!!!
The workshop will be run in Jackson N.H.
to sign up email: email@example.com
Here is the course title and description:
Traditional landscape painting using a layered approach.
Regardless of your level of experience, the goal of this workshop will be to provide you with a thorough introduction to traditional 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 qualities of space, and form in the landscape.
Sign up now for an amazing landscape painting workshop In Jackson New Hampshire! The workshop is going for a reasonable rate so reserve your place while there is still room.
Here is a synopsis of the workshop for those of you interested:
An Introduction to Traditional Landscape Painting – How to Paint the Claudian Treewith Erik Koeppel & Lauren Sansaricq Regardless of your level of experience, the goal of this workshop will be to provide you with a thorough introduction to traditional 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 the challenge of conceiving a landscape painting in the studio. We believe that the concepts we will be discussing and demonstrating will greatly help the student’s ability to understand nature more thoroughly and thus, greatly improve their outdoor work. Our layered approach to painting, is something unique to today’s art world and is fundamental to achieving a painting in a traditional mode. We will demonstrate glazing , scumbling, and how to use the surface of the canvas to achieve a painting rich in form yet light in color and value. Fri,-Sun, May 10-12 Friday evening Erik Koeppel painting demonstration: 6-8:30pm Saturday & Sunday 9am-4pm $225
July 25 – Aug 3, 2013 (10 instructed days)
$1350 (includes park fees, a lecture, and 1 group meal)
Location: Jackson, NH in the White Mountain National Forest
Limited shared lodging (private or shared rooms) available
in rental house (kitchen).
Single room housing is available at local hotels.
Class open, accepting registrations.
Regardless of your level of experience our goal as instructors will be to provide you with a thorough introduction to traditional landscape painting. In this workshop we will attempt to place ourselves in the mindset of the great American Landscape Painters of the 19th Century. By painting in locations actually portrayed by the Hudson River School, we will discover a deeper understanding of how these artists approached the challenge of rendering the landscape before them.
Although we encourage painting, students wishing to learn landscape drawing for the entire ten days are welcome. We will address the following: compositional sketching, light and atmosphere in grisaille, outdoor painting in color. (See attached PDF for full course description and Supply List)
With two instructors we will offer extra personal attention to each student’s individual interests and needs.
last years workshop was wonderful to say the least, it seems that the participants not only learned a tremendous amount but also gained memories and friendships that will last a life time. looking forward to this summer, and hope to see you there!