RELEASE: (Martha's Vineyard) Louisa Gould Gallery is pleased to
announce the opening of the exhibit,
Sea & Land
featuring new works by Christie Scheele, Paul Beebe, and Louisa
Gould. The exhibit opens on August 7 and runs until August 27. The
opening reception will take place on Saturday, August 9 from 5 to 7
p.m. Please visit the gallery to view new works, meet the artists,
and enjoy light fare and refreshments.
Scheele has shown on Martha's Vineyard since 1998; for years she
showed her work at Carol Craven Gallery, followed by several years
with Dragonfly. In the current
Sea & Land
exhibit, her oil on linen
a view from Menemsha of the Elizabeth Islands, but mostly of golden
late-day light refracted off atmospheric waves of thunderstorms.
Menemsha Creek is
another oil on linen and her latest rendition of a spot that she has
painted a number of times, with this newest version created with a
high contrast of near-navy blues and late summer gold-greens.
Over Sound is beautiful vistas
of Beach Road in Oak Bluffs in the spring.
at Dusk is one of her solitary
road pieces, with approaching headlights on an isolated road next to
a darkening harbor creating a dream-like, narrative quality in the
a full-time painter, Christie Scheele's work has been collected
nationally and internationally by hundreds of private and public
collectors. These collections include the Queens Museum of Art, the
Dorsky Museum, the Tyler Museum of Art, American Airlines, Waterford
Crystal, Elaine Kamarck, Kelsey and Camille Grammar, and Howard and
Ellen Greenberg. Her paintings were featured in the films
Perfect Strangers, have appeared in
Architectural Digest, and have been written about and reviewed
extensively in the Hudson Valley and beyond.
mid-career artist, Christie Scheele has been painting devotedly since
receiving her BFA in 1980 and began exhibiting and selling her work
in 1985. While getting her BFA, she spent a year on fellowship at the
Royal Academy of Fine Art and the University Complutense of Madrid
Beebe is a new Signature member of the American Society of Maritime
Artists, (ASMA). There are three levels of membership, and Paul was
voted not only as a new member but as a second level, Signature
member. He has been visiting Martha's Vineyard for the past 25 years.
He prefers to visit particular locations at different times of day
to capture the pinnacle moment that Mother Nature is at her best.
Paul's paintings range from sea to land and, oftentimes, incorporate
both the ocean and coast. Other times, Paul is able to exquitely
replicate nature, allowing the viewer to almost feel the movement of
the ocean waves, such as in his 8 x 10 oil on linen called
and Foam, or the rocking of the boat in his sweeping 43 ½ x 55 ½
oil on canvas called
The Grand Banks. Paul's range in canvas
size can fit any wall or nook.
Gould's yachting images of the recent 2014 Vineyard Cup Regatta
capture the glory of yachting on the Vineyard. Louisa was, once
again, the Official Photographer for this regatta sponsored by SAIL
has raced in prestigious regattas around the world, but now
photographs both racing machines and classic boats in many beautiful
places world-wide. Louisa has printed sharp, action- packed color
c-prints of local and visiting yachts, such as the
Sophie. Ms. Gould captures the beauty of
the boats, as well as the shifting waves and idyllic Vineyard
seascape as a backdrop. For example in the 8 x 12 color photo,
Sailing Off East Chop, the East Chop lighthouse beckons just
behind the yacht,
Aieleen. Louisa has also included some
brilliant sunrise and sunset shots, including a perfect 10 x 15 photo
Menemsha with the old Coast Guard Station.
has photographed yacht racing for fourteen years: for America's Cup
teams, various newspapers, and numerous magazines. She also shoots
boat portraits; she paints from these images for private clients. In
addition, Ms. Gould is a proffessional photographer shooting other
professional sports, fashion/portrait, and commercial photography.
join us for the opening reception on Saturday, August 9 from 5 to 7
p.m. The Louisa Gould Gallery is located at 54 Main Street in
Vineyard Haven. Please call (508) 693.7373 or visit the website at
www.louisagould.com to view
the online show and for further information.