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:
We invite you join us tomorrow night, Friday, November 22nd starting at 7pm, as we welcome the Lorelei Ensemble for their 2013-2014 Season Launch Party!
Boston's Lorelei Ensemble consists of nine professional singers who are dedicated to the performance of new and early music for women's voices.
We had a wonderful turnout for the Arneis Quartet & Christina English concert this past Saturday night! The gallery was humming with beautiful music & delightful cocktails -- the perfect combination to beat the slight chill outside. Take a look below at a few images and a short video from the evenings performance.
Don't worry if you missed out -- we will be hosting the Lorelei Ensemble on Friday, November 22nd at 7pm for their 2013-2014 Season Launch Party! Tickets can be purchased on the Lorelei Ensemble website for an evening of music-making, food, & drink which will feature an inside look at their upcoming season & a raffle for prizes.
A BIG thank you to Arneis Quartet (Heather, Rose, Agnes, & Daniel), Christina English (& friends!), & Opus Affair for all their hard work in making this an unforgettable event!
In case you were wondering the Arneis Quartet gets their name from a white, Italian wine grape variety known as "the little rascal" -- a fitting name for this talented group, classic yet playful!
During our Back to Back Exhibition in April, we had the pleasure of featuring local sculptor Ann Hirsch. Her two beautiful iron on cast plaster pieces -- Watchers: Facepull & Watchers: Eyepoke -- were wonderful three dimensional additions to the mostly oil painting based show.
In January, after over a year of working on preliminary ideas, Ann was chosen by the Bill Russell Legacy Project Committee & The Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation to complete The Bill Russell Legacy Project at Boston City Hall Plaza. Check out this great interview with Ann by the Boston Art Commission about her process and meeting the legend himself!
We can't wait to see Ann's sculpture & the entire hardscape project unveiled on November 1st from 2-4pm at City Hall Plaza.
Join us tonight Thursday, October 17th from 5 - 8pm as we participate in the Beacon Hill Business Association's Third Thursday! Come out and support your local Charles Street merchants for this Harvest Moon event! The gallery will be open late serving a fall appropriate beverage. Sip, shop, & save -- 10% off of all paintings tonight only!
A while back we made a wildly successful gallery postcard that quickly disappeared! In trying to create something visual that people could take with them to remember the gallery, we have a new gallery postcard with images of some of the all-time favorite paintings that have graced the walls of SMG!
Swing by the gallery to snag one (and even one for a friend) before they vanish! A little daily art inspiration to keep at your desk, in your studio, on your fridge, or even as a bookmark :)