Spotlight: ADAM VINSON

Adam Vinson is a remarkable painter and one whose paintings barely have time to settle in the gallery before they are swept away to their new homes!  Here's a look at his most recent painting: Untitled, 9 x 6 inches, Oil on Birch Panel, 2015.

Adam has an ongoing dialogue with Taylor Holmes that will give you a view into his world, thoughts, and process: An Interview with Painter Genius Adam Vinson.

Painter genius, indeed!  It's exhilarating to show Adam's paintings to say the least.

Three New Additions: Greg Horwitch, Daniel Robbins, & Kelly Carmody!

We are excited to announce the addition of Greg Horwitch, Daniel Robbins, & Kelly Carmody to the gallery!  All three have very different backgrounds and styles, making them each a unique addition to our roster of artists. 

Greg Horwitch

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."

Daniel Robbins

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.

Kelly Carmody

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!

Visuals: New SMG Postcards

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 :)

Congratulations: Thomas Torak's 'Bread and Wine'

In anticipation of our upcoming Thomas Torak opening on October 18th from 6:30-9pm, we would like to share that 'Bread and Wine' has won the Wholesale Frame Co. Award at the Academic Artists Association 63rd National Exhibition of Contemporary Realism! 

We couldn't be happier for Tom, whose dedication and technique we deeply admire. 

Thomas Torak, 'Bread and Wine', 24 x 20, Oil on Linen.

'Bread and Wine' will be hanging and available in the gallery during Tom's solo show -- Alive with Paint.  To get a sneak peek of other pieces in the show or a copy of Tom's article in the October 2013 issue of The Artist's Magazine, please feel free to contact us!  

Our First Ever: Framed Friday!

We are happy to be starting our weekly blog post called Framed Friday!  Every Friday, we will be featuring our favorite frame from the week.  Sometimes they will be on pieces we have in the gallery and sometimes they will be from places we have visited. 

This week we'd like to show you this beautiful frame (and painting) by Justin Hess. Justin makes all his own frames so that each frame is its own work of art to compliment each painting.


Justin Hess, 'Chinese Vase with Almond Blossoms', 24 x 16, Oil on Linen.

Justin goes in to depth about how in make frames in his book Controlling the Creative Process: A Painter's Guide to Methods & Materials.  He talks about coloring frames, adding gold leaf, and creating a texture.  Please feel free to stop by the gallery to take a look through Justin's book, which talks about more than just framing or purchase a copy for yourself here.


A Wonderful Addition: Justin Hess!

We are excited to announce the addition of Justin Hess to our roster of artists at SMG! Justin studied and then taught at the Florence Academy of Art in Florence, Italy and recently relocated back to his home state of California after six years abroad. We are captivated by his paintings -- they will be arriving in the gallery in the next two weeks!

Take a look at Justin's work and background on our website: Justin Hess.