provides an innovative forum for contemporary art, presenting work by largely unseen young artists or by established international artists whose work has been on the edge of existance till now.
Canterbury Hill Gallery, a place where art lovers, art investors, and collectors go for innovative
new works in painting, crafts, and fine jewelry.
The owner Meg, Lustig is grand daughter of the famous Max Kuehne. Their family has a long tradition
of art and business in a wonderful fun mix.
I show my work at the gallery. I love supporting Meg in her revival of the Rockport painting scene once again.
The up coming year Meg has some vintage Rockport parties and new artwork coming to town!
What’s an Abate, a friend asked me? Artwork was my reply.
Abate’s work gravitates toward photography and geometric watercolor paintings. What I find most interesting is his Surrealist influence that pepper his work.
Peter’s efforts to tap into the creative powers of the unconscious carries him into new concepts of compositions and subject matter.
This is the reason why I was so excited for Peter to photograph me. I was curious to see what unrestrained territories he would
find as he accessed new routes to his imagination.
Here are some examples of Abate’s work taken in his home in Maine 2012.
Painting on this peak in the sky the only thing higher are airplanes. The
paintings done here are almost at the top of the mountain. Due to the commercial feel at the top I found it best to paint slightly below the top of the mountain. The clouds acting like curtains make circular compositions showing the sky or mountain behind them. What surprises.
Some tidbits about the mountain-
”The mountain pushed us off her knees.
And now her lap is full of trees.”
Robert Frost (1874-1963), U.S. poet. “The Birthplace.”
Before European settlers arrived, the mountain was known as Agiocochook, or “Home of the Great Spirit”.
a multimedia man who does multimedia projects for clients, audio interviews and video as well as fantastic environmental portraits. All of these elements have come together to create a certain brand, my brand, and people connect with that. In today’s flood of information it’s not easy to build a connection through the internet, with Joe’s strong imagery and fine art influence, I feel that a connection is being made and I’m seeing that with an increase in clients
Paintings done at the Brookhill Bed and Breakfast in North Conway, NH holds one of the most romantic views that overlook an expansive turn of the century landscape. the Inn hosted by Susan has a rich background of quality painters that painted in her home.
Albert Gallatin Hoit, the owner’s great great grandfather, painted mid-19th century which he primarily painted portraits; Daniel Webster and President William Henry Harrison being among his well-known subjects. His portrait of Harrison hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in DC. The White Mountain School painters, of the same era as Hoit, also painted this Brookhill B&B view. One of Hoit’s rare landscapes was painted from Brookhill and now hangs there. Susan’s great aunt Dorothy Bumstead Jarvis (Hoit’s grand daughter) was a well-known (in her day) Boston photographer and she built Brookhill as her summer studio. Visit this beautiful Inn and enjoy the famous landscapes as well. http://www.brookhillbb.com/
Here as some pics of Mike Vermette’s painting workshop in Jackson, NH in May. He believes that eternal rightness is captured in his paintings when active humanity engages with the force of nature to become a metaphor of an even deeper truth. Michael says,” I want to paint the secret of the Creator’s heart hidden within the figure and landscape and fill the whole page or canvas with its greatest moment of profoundness. I feel my accountability as a painter is to guard that initial excitement with the subject and the mysteries hidden within as a valuable spiritual gift of revelation.
Mike Vermette also makes his own Black oil, which I use in my paint. This mediums has made my paintings a museum quality due to the shine and luster to the paing.
Black oil is best known for its ease of use and archival quality. Great for classes and workshops, it has no odor and dries “to the touch” overnight with a matte finish. Black Oil increases translucency while retaining paint quality. It does not have a tendency to yellow which makes it a highly reliable mixing oil.
“The black oil forestalls future darkening of paintings. As linseed oil is boiled with litharge, as in the case of Maroger mediums, the subsequent oxidation process may be minimized because the chemical bonds which would normally be available for oxygen, are not available. This prevents mediums from discoloring and other forms of degradation.*” Rubens was one of the many masters to use Black oil. There is a shiny quality that is amazing.
The young artist is Violet Webster holding her Author Dove like painting of Stillings Grant from class.
Portrait of a poet, your words shine like perfume, was selected to be shown
in the Provincetown Art and Association and Museum, March 2012
I am very proud and humbled at the same time to have a piece in a museum.
Some days when things are bleak I think of Picasso’s thoughts on new paintings.
Once, while Picasso was painting, a critic and friend stopped him in the middle of his work and said, “One question has been bothering me. I want to know: you have painted hundreds of paintings; which is your best paiting?”others that you have pianted before?”
This segment is dedicated to the curated online galleries that feature my work. There are some paintings that are specialized artwork painted only for these specific sites. Wooloo shows what is going on in Europe as well as the States. The Abstract art gallery has over 100 abstract artist. Zatista has an easy way to buy artwork and research other artists. I am so honored to be able to show on these sites. My number one reason to paint is to be able to show people how to see energy- these sites give me a larger audience for this purpose. http://www.zatista.com/search/
In this group of photographs I am painting the mountains and field pink as a study of the other 99% of the mountain that we cannot see with our senses. The painting is called Von Great. The dress is a garden dress for the 1950’s.The photographs are done by Joe Klementovich.
More of his work can be seen at his site http://www.klementovichphoto.com/
His mission statement is to develop fantastic story telling high end photography.