54 Main Street
Vineyard Haven, MA
The Louisa Gould Gallery
European Show, European Subjects Painted by Island Artists, runs from
29 June 2010. The opening reception at the Gallery is on Saturday,
June 19th, from 5 to 7PM. The public is invited to come to see the
art and to listen to live music and enjoy refreshments.
Please join us to view
European Paintings by four artists; Anne Grandin, Jules Worthington, Donna Blackburn, and Louisa Gould. This is the
first show of its kind at Louisa Gould Gallery. Many of the Gallery
artists love to paint in beautiful places with special light and
spectacular architecture similar to the Island. This show allows the
gallery a chance to showcase a diverse body of work for the Gallery.
Anne Grandin, a graduate
of the Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, Pa., has exhibited
throughout the country. Her work hangs in private collections in
Europe and the U.S. Anne gets her inspiration from her many travels
to Italy, where she finds endless fascination with landscape
painting. Anne is a member of the Copley Society in Boston. She
collaborated with Vineyard students on a 45-foot mural which was
unveiled last summer at the Stop & Shop in Vineyard Haven.
Anne’s work is fluid
and flowing, which is evident in the Italian landscape painting
The Circle of Life found in Native Culture influences the artist's
paintings. Anne uses circular and organic shapes to connect all
elements of nature. Her paintings are based on Native American
spirituality and the belief that all life forms depend on each other
and live in harmony with one another to exist peacefully within the
Circle of Life.
Anne has lived on the
Island for decades and is a well-known and popular painter. Anne will
teach a landscape painting workshop on August 9th at the Gallery's
new program, the Martha's Vineyard Workshops. If you are interested,
please call (508) 693.7373 or visit
education includes graduation cum-laude from Trinity College in
Hartford, CT, with a B.A. degree in art. He received an MFA degree
from the University of Hawaii. For Jules, life is a continual
Jules enjoys the
challenge of always being a student of nature. He has captured the
light and colors of his plein air painting trips. While in Germany,
he spent time viewing German Impressionist art. That experience has
inspired his present style, painting the brilliant light with color.
The newest creations are from a trip to Greece in September 2009.
“Europe has been a special experience, giving a deep sense of the
creative energy in the art, architecture, and the special attention
and preservation of their antiquities.” Jules and his wife reside
up-island in beautiful Chilmark, where his studio overlooks the sea.
Donna Blackburn has been
inspired by French Impressionists. Donna travels to painting
workshops every other year in France, most recently painting on the
French Riviera. Donna’s work is very detailed and magnificently
captures the feeling of a day at a European cafe. She found herself
painting where Matisse, Cocteau, Cezanne, and Picasso had painted
before her. The colors are breathtaking in the sharp sunlight; subtle
shifts of hue and value bring forth an endless fascination.
Donna paints primarily
in oils and acrylic watercolors. She found the best painting approach
was to paint a chosen scene as quickly and accurately as possible in
acrylic paints on canvas panels. As the acrylic paints dried, she
could work on a couple of scenes at once. This can be seen in
France in the Afternoon.
is a graduate of the Art Institute of Boston. She says “the more I
travel and paint, the more I want to travel and paint.” She and her
husband reside on Martha’s Vineyard.
Louisa Gould, a lifelong
painter and photographer who studied at The Art Student League in New
York, chose a diverse range of paintings from Europe. “I love the
spring and fall light in Europe as it is similar to the Vineyard
light at the same time of the year. Southern Europe and the Vineyard
are on the same latitude. The light is so special a month or two
before and after the Summer Solstice.”
Louisa lived in Spain in
2007and 2010 while shooting for The America’s Cup Races. Gould
says, "Spain is wonderful, the afternoon light in 'La Mancha' is
simply gorgeous, and I feel as if I am there, driving down the road."
The setting sun in
Cyclades, a painting from a trip to Greece
in 2009, typifies the wonderful hues of white stucco homes and
churches of the Greek Islands and the changing colors of the other
end of the Mediterranean Sea." In
captures a bright, bold, clear day of the Mediterranean juxtaposed
with white buildings and vibrant flowers. Louisa says “I was
inspired by my recent trips to Europe to paint,
talking to other Gallery artists who felt the same way, this show was
We hope you enjoy the
show as much as the artists had creating their works.
Please join us for this
unique show opening on June 19
from 5 to 7 pm. The show runs from June 15 - 29. Louisa Gould Gallery
is located at 54 Main Street in the historic town of Vineyard Haven
on the island of Martha's Vineyard. The show may also be viewed