Vineyard) Louisa Gould Gallery is very pleased to announce our
Celebration: Salon of Gallery Artists
celebration of our 10
Season Anniversary featuring new works by Paul Beebe, Kate
Huntington, Ellen Liman, Anthony Benton Gude, John Holladay, Ann
Leggett and Louisa Gould. The exhibit opens on August 2 and runs
The opening cocktail party and celebration will take place on Friday,
August 3 from 5 – 8 pm. Please stop by the opening to meet the
artists, to enjoy light refreshments and to celebrate with us.
show celebrates our 10
season here in Vineyard Haven. The gallery welcomes back Paul, Kate,
Ellen, Anthony and John who have shown here repeatedly, welcomes Ann
Leggett as a new artist and features new works by Louisa. All of
these artists offer images that reflect the beauty, grace and
splendor found here on this incredible island and well as images that
remind us of our fondest memories of summer.
known as a maritime painter, Paul Beebe has masterfully created oil
paintings on canvas of schooners and sailing ships in tumultuous
seas. In addition, he also paints watercolors of historic vessles
under sail and power. Paul paints dramatic skies with intense, deep
tones or with touches of brightness in the clouds, which are balanced
by the rich colors and sense of movement in the water. His attention
to detail especially seen in the sails and riggings on the ships and
in the finely executed waves as seen in the image,
truly makes this a striking work as are his other paintings. One can
understand and appreciate his knowledge of maritime history,
schooners and whaling ships of these Island waters.
again, Kate Huntington has emphasized a particular element of the
Vineyard. This year, Kate has highlighted the long unkempt grasses
in her assortment of brightly colored and light filled oil
paintings. As Kate states, “t
are so full of gesture and personality as a result of being manicured
by Mother Nature.
It has been
energizing working with the endless variations of greens set against
the beautiful landscapes that are the beaches and cliffs of, in this
case, Oak Bluffs and Gay Head. And as my usual, I’ve included the
little flickers of color that represent beach lovers and th
gear for added excitement. These canvases will surely delight all
viewers and art lovers!
summer resident of Chilmark, Ellen Liman has focused her new series
of beach scenes on people as they relax and read at the beach.
Ellen’s works, both on paper and canvas, are inspired by the
outdoors and natural beauty especially visible here on the Vineyard.
Ellen has painted here on the Island for well over twenty years and
as she describes, she wanted to capture an image of everyday life and
the simple pleasures of summer. Her works display a light touch,
carefree spirit and sense of calmness.
a full-time resident, Anthony Benton Gude has a strong body of new
work that clearly harkens to his late grandfather and well known
artist and muralist, Thomas Hart Benton. One of Anthony’s new
up the Hay
reflects qualities of his grandfather’s work – capturing everyday
scenes of life, displaying a naturalist style, and depicting rural
scenes. As Anthony describes his work, “
latest body of work reflects the scenes and seasons of the past ten
months here on the island. As spring turned to summer I was lucky
enough to pass by the Keith Farm while they were putting up the first
cutting of hay. I have painted this landscape several times, but as
this painting shows, whether from a change of season or the daily
activities of the people who work the land, there is always more
inspiration that can be discovered.”
Haven resident and teacher, John Holladay has created a number of
exquisitely rendered watercolors depicting some of our favorite
images from Vineyard Haven, Chilmark and Menemsha. As John mentions,
“I decided to take a step back and spend more time on a show of
watercolors. My subject matter this year is also traditional and I
had fun finding images that were interesting to me and that may have
been skipped over by others.” John’s depiction of an American
flag on a stately home on Franklin Street in the watercolor,
the signature stone wall in the small watercolor,
each of us of the simply beautiful snippets of life here. John’s
incredible use of color, light and detail make each of these
watercolors a pleasure to view.
an addition to this show, Ann Leggett, a longtime friend of the
Vineyard, has a wide array of images, both on paper and on canvas.
From the New York area, Ann has visited here often and is fond of the
rich history found here. Best known as a portrait artist, Ann also
depicts fine quality still life images. Her series of lobsters as
watercolors and in oil are painstakingly detailed. Ann’s still
lives also include a plate of smelts and a Vineyard favorite,
Quahogs. Like the other gallery artists in this show, Ann depicts
images of everyday life as seen here.
owner and artist, Louisa Gould is thrilled to be part of this 10
season anniversary show and to be celebrating 10 years in Vineyard
Haven. In Louisa’s
paintings and photographs, she returns to the sea since she has
already spent a lot of time sailing and shooting regattas this summer
(America's Cup, TP'52 & Vineyard Cup). As Louisa states “my
soul is again deeply connected to the beautiful waters surrounding
the Vineyard. I have chosen to paint and print mostly wooden boats
that grace our waters. I hope these works will capture the viewer’s
imagination, their sense of adventure and touch their soul. I am
forever drawn to the light reflecting on the water, hull and sails,
and the sense of motion of a handmade craft cutting through the water
and wind on your face." Louisa has been shooting Vineyard
regattas since 2000, she created a series of maritime paintings in
2008, published “Wooden Boats of Martha’s Vineyard” in 2007,
which has since sold out and most importantly, Louisa owns and sails
an Alden, a wooden boat that was built on the Vineyard 31 years ago.
look forward to seeing you on Friday, August 3 from 5 – 8 pm at the
Salon of Gallery Artists
Louisa Gould Gallery is located at 54 Main Street in Vineyard Haven.
For more information, please call 508-693-7373 or visit our website