Seasons by Thomas Adkins: New Paintings Dec. 1 – Jan. 31

"Fall-Indian Summer" by Thomas Adkins at Gregory James Gallery

“Seasons by Thomas Adkins,” an exhibit of recent works by the Southbury landscape painter, opens Dec. 1 at Gregory James Gallery in New Milford and runs through Jan. 31. View the paintings in the exhibit Adkins, considered one of the finest landscape artists in the Northeast, is showing plein air paintings of the rural northwestern…

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The Allure of Autumn Landscapes

Autumn officially arrived this week—the season of harvest celebrations, shorter days ennobled by golden light and flushed sunsets, and artwork celebrating the colorful landscapes that tug at our emotions and inspire deep reflection as winter approaches. Poets have written odes to autumn throughout the ages, and Robert Louis Stevenson concludes his brief poem Autumn Fires…

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Gregory James Gallery Offering Signature Frank Metz Landscapes

Pemaquid Point by Frank Metz, Gregory James Gallery

Two of landscape painter Frank Metz’s strongest works from the early 1970s are now on display and available at Gregory James Gallery. Metz, who has a home in Roxbury, CT, and recently turned 96 is known for impeccable draftsmanship that provides the foundation for highly evocative works that have evolved over the years from an…

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Artist Woldemar Neufeld’s Summer Scenes of Watch Hill, R.I.

Watch Hill Lighthouse, Woldemar Neufeld, Gregory James Gallery

Artist Woldemar Neufeld (1909–2002), originally from Ukraine, lived and worked in the Litchfield Hills from the mid 1940s, and every August he brought his family to a storied summer haven, Watch Hill, R.I. Neufeld’s son, Laurence, fondly recalls the two-week seaside vacations throughout the 50s, 60s, and 70s, when swimming and walking on the beach…

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Welcoming Spring With the Paintings of Ralph Della-Volpe, an Unsung Modern Master

Ralph Della-Volpe Gregory James Gallery

      Gregory James Gallery welcomes Spring with the light and brightness of the late artist Ralph Della-Volpe, an unsung modern master, as well our popular regional landscape artists Thomas Adkins and Jim Laurino. A Millbrook, N.Y. artist who died at age 94 in November 2017, Della-Volpe based each painting on his observation of something in nature that…

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The Allure of Winter Landscapes at Gregory James Gallery

Looking West Over Lake Waramaug, 16x20, Thomas Adkins

  “I prefer winter and fall, when you feel the bone structure of the landscape—the loneliness of it, the dead feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn’t show.” —Andrew Wyeth   The arrival of winter occasioned a National Public Radio (NPR) rhapsody about the special bond between artists and the season…

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Chris Magadini’s Litchfield Hills Paintings Extend a Vibrant Tradition

The pretty rural towns of the Litchfield Hills have provided a haven for artists since the late 18thcentury, including painters and sculptors as famous as Cleve Gray, Jasper Johns, and Alexander Calder, as well as members of the vibrant Kent Art Colony in the first decades of the 1900s, and so many others. Christopher Magadini,…

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