New Batch of Jim Laurino Landscapes at Gregory James Gallery

 

Jim Laurino paintings at Gregory James Gallery

Spaulding Brook Sawmill, 16×24

Litchfield landscape painter Jim Laurino recently dropped off four new paintings, adding to the collection of his canvases available to collectors at Gregory James Gallery.

Three of the new works are rural northwestern Connecticut scenes and the third is a pretty scene near the famous Marginal Way in Ogunquit, Maine.

“Spaulding Brook Sawmill” depicts a rustic former mill in Norfolk, and “New Barn” was painted from a study done on Calhoun Hill in Washington, Conn., of a fairly new barn that looked weather-worn and like a traditional red barn in the sunlight.

Jim Laurino paintings at Gregory James Gallery

New Barn, 11×18

Jim Laurino paintings at Gregory James Gallery

Creek Milton, 14×20

“Creek Milton,” features the northern section of a split in the East Shepaug River, which forms a marsh, and Laurino liked the setting because of the movement in the scene – not just the water but the way the reeds bend as well.

Laurino painted “Ogunquit Birdhouses” for Ogunquit’s Perkins Cove Plein Air Art Event, held on a single day each September.

“I tweaked it a bit more in my studio after I came back from Maine, so it is technically a studio painting,” the artist said. “Just beyond those birdhouses is the Marginal way,” a walkway that winds along the Atlantic Coast and is popular with visitors and locals. This is a view from the parking and garden area of the Rockmere Bed & Breakfast.”

Laurino, who studied painting, design, and color theory at the University of Connecticut, has cultivated a bold representational painting style that balances the Impressionists’ influence with contemporary subject matter.

He also constructs frames for all his paintings made out of reclaimed wood material, which provide a rustic window into each piece, subtly complementing his work.

His landscapes have accepted into many regional juried exhibitions, including the Academic Artists Association Exhibit (2020-2022), the Bryan Memorial Land-Light-Water & Main Street shows (2021), and the Canton CT Artist Guild and Granby Land Trust open juried shows (2017 – 2019).

Laurino has also participated in numerous painting festivals and competitions. In 2021, he received the first place award at the inaugural Perkins Cove plein air competition (Ogunquit, ME), and the same year he was awarded Best of Montgomery Award at the Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival, where he received the top award in 2020.

For more information and pricing, call Gregory James Gallery owner Greg Mullen at (860) 354-3436.

Jim Laurino paintings at Gregory James Gallery

Ogunquit Birdhouses, 16×18

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