Come MEET THE MAKERS October 25th and 26th! 44 North Coffee, Union Press, Sloane Merrill Gallery, and Ferro & Fawn have teamed up to bring you two days of Maine roasted coffee, letterpress prints, original oil paintings, and handmade jewelry. The faces behind these independently owned and run businesses will be here to meet, greet, and give you an inside view into our worlds!
Saturday, October 25th from 11am-5pm at Sloane Merrill Gallery -- 75 Charles Street in Beacon Hill. Including an oil painting demo by local gallery artist Jeremy Durling!
Sunday, October 26th from 11am-5pm at Union Press -- 440 Somerville Avenue in Union Square. Including a letterpress demo by Eli G. Epstein!
Come one, come all! Here's the Facebook invitation -- feel free to RSVP.
On Saturday, June 7th, we had the pleasure of hosting our first ever Paint the Hill Event with the Beacon Hill Civic Association!
The event was a smashing success! Thirty artists painted around Beacon Hill from early morning until 4pm when all the paintings returned to the gallery for the evening Soirée and Reveal.
Participating artists were from around the greater Boston area, some with an intimate knowledge of Beacon Hill and some exploring the Hill for the first time. All painted on private property accessible to the public.
A big THANK YOU to our entire Paint the Hill committee and all of our sponsors who made this event possible: 75 Chestnut, Hampshire House, Fastachi, Beacon Hill Wine & Spirits, Sevens, Hingham Institute for Savings, Panificio, grosgrain & ink LLC, Boston Art & Framing, Beacon Hill Gourmet, The Boston Courant, Opus Affair, Soon Spoon, and Massachusetts Convention Center Authority.
If you see anything that catches your eye -- contact us! A number of the paintings are still available for purchase in the gallery.
Available in the April 2014 issue of The Artist's Magazine -- this fantastic interview with Mary Sauer offers a look into the techniques, materials, and process she uses to create her stunning portraits. Having just observed Mary's work while she was in town to start a portrait commission -- this article is spot on, a MUST read!
Below are three paintings by Mary that show different steps in her process.
Born in Boston, Greg received his BFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and upon graduating, traveled to Italy with plans to continue his education. He spent the next 12 years studying and then teaching at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence. Greg recently moved back to the States and now lives in New York City although he pays frequent visits to Boston and mid-coast Maine -- even in the winter! Greg's painting subject matter is diverse, but his first love is the human figure and narrative.
"The subjects vary, but the vehicle is always light. The Italian word chiaroscuro literally means 'light-dark.' Light renders the world visible to the eye; darkness renders it captive to the imagination."
Coming from an artistic background, Daniel graduated from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2006 with a BFA. After participating in a number of shows in the Virginia & North Carolina area, Danny, who lives in Richmond, was featured in the Summer 2013 issue of Artists on Art Magazine. Danny has been recognized for his talent on numerous occasions including receiving the Virginia's Finest Award at the Boardwalk Art Festival on multiple years in a row.
We originally had the pleasure of working with Kelly last April when she was an invitational artist in our Back to Back Exhibition and are excited to announce that she is now a full time addition to the gallery! She studied at the Massachusetts College of Art where she developed a strong love of the figure and continued her education ofter graduating by taking workshops and classes to further investigate her love of the Old Masters. Soon after, she went on to study at the prestigious Art Students League in New York where she received a merit scholarship. Her work has received awards and recognition from numerous associations and publications including the Massachusetts Cultural Council, Art Renewal Center, Studio Visit Magazine, Artist Magazine, and the Cambridge Art Association. Kelly paints in a beautiful studio in the old Waltham Mill buildings along the Charles River.
We are delighted to have these three incredible artists join our roster at Sloane Merrill Gallery. Stop by to see their work in person, you won't be disappointed!
We recently had the pleasure of visiting Michelle Arnold Paine's new studio space at the Waltham Mills Studios. While the great north light shinned through gorgeous windows, we chatted about Michelle's work, picked up a few new paintings, and just enjoyed her space.
We always love getting a sneak peek into an artist studio, especially since each one is different. We'd like to share a few pictures in the hopes that you will enjoy seeing it as much as we did.
Last weekend we had the pleasure of participating in the 17th Annual Boston International Fine Art Show! As always, Fusco & Four put on a great show. Thank you to all our collectors and friends who came by to support us!
In case you missed it, here's a look our booth: