• David Dunlop
    Travels in Light
    May 19 – June 17, 2017
    Opening May 19, 5-8 pm
    Artist demo-May 20, 3-4 pm

     

  • Visions of Land and Sea 2017
    June 28 – September 9
    Opening Reception: Thursday, July 6, 5-8 pm
    2nd Reception: Thursday, July 20, 5- 8 pm

    Please check back frequently as we’ll be adding new images weekly.

  • For Your Valentine:
    Small Paintings Show
    February 3 – February 25, 2017

    Please check back frequently as we’ll be posting new paintings to this special February Valentine Show daily. We are featuring small paintings by nationally-acclaimed artists at affordable prices. All are exquisite little gems to start, or add to, your collection. Join us for a festive winter evening opening and meet the artists on Friday, February 3, 2017, from 5-8 p.m. Original art is the perfect thoughtful and personal gift for your Valentine!

     

     

  • Spring Into Art
    March 10 – April 1, 2017

     

  • Annual Still Life Invitational
    April 7 – May 13, 2017
    Opening Reception Friday, April 7, 5- 8 pm

    22 artists with over 65 paintings on view. Participating artists are Kathy Anderson, Julie Beck, Peter Bergeron, Stephanie Birdsall, Kelly Birkenruth, Dan Brown, Deborah Chabrian, Ken Davies, Grace DeVito, Leslie Duke, Vincent Giarrano, Timothy Jahn, Sarah Lamb, Anne McGrory, Michael Naples, Cora Ogden, Larry Preston, Cindy Procious, Deborah-Quinn Munson, Carlo Russo, Claudia Seymour, and Sandra Wakeen.

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  • Annual Holiday Show
    November 11 – January 15, 2017

    Artists from around the country participate in this annual show, and prices range from the low hundreds on up. Kick off the holiday season and join us for a festive evening and meet the artists on Friday, November 11, from 5-8 p.m. The exhibit offers a wide variety of subjects and sizes by 33 nationally-acclaimed artists including Kathy Anderson, Carol Arnold, Del-Bourree Bach, Patt Baldino, Ira Barkoff, Peter Bergeron, Stephanie Birdsall, Kelly Birkenruth, Dan Brown, Ken Davies, Grace DeVito, David Dunlop, John Falato, Judy Friday, Vincent Giarrano, Curtis Hanson, Neal Hughes, Timothy Jahn, Sarah Lamb, Sarah Stifler Lucas, James Magner, Anne McGrory, Leonard Mizerek, Larry Preston, Cindy Procious, Deborah Quinn-Munson, Susan Nally, Michael Naples, Cora Ogden, Polly Seip, Claudia Seymour, Dennis Sheehan, George Van Hook and Sandra Wakeen.

  • New England Impressions
    October 7-November 5, 2016

    New England Impressions features landscapes, marines, shoreline views and still lifes by 24 nationally-acclaimed artists. “Dramatic shapes, light, color, and texture delight the senses,” says gallery owner Susan Powell. “From bold brushwork and gesture of impressionist oils to realist depictions of seasonal panoramas, the exhibition presents a fantastic variety of views.”

    ​Participating artists are: Kathy Anderson, Del-Bourree Bach, Ira Barkoff, Harley Bartlett, ​Peter Bergeron, ​Kelly Birkenruth, Dan Brown, Ken Davies, Grace M. DeVito, Chris J.T. Dixon, David Dunlop, John Falato, Judy Friday, Curtis Hanson, Carol Jenkins, James Magner, Anne McGrory, Leonard Mizerek, Cora Ogden, Deborah Quinn-Munson, Polly Seip, Claudia Seymour, Dennis Sheehan, George Van Hook.

  • New Works

    Every two weeks, we’ll be sharing new paintings on our New Works page read more

  • Embracing A Lifetime Passion, Susan Powell Fine Art

    She’s a writer’s dream. Each time she opens her mouth, she unknowingly and unwittingly utters a memorable quote. Something you want to lead with. Something you can run with. Something that’s real. read more

  • David Dunlop – Journeys into Light
    May 13 – June 18, 2016

    Opening Reception to meet the artist: Friday, May 13, 5- 8 pm.

    Please join us and meet ​nationally-acclaimed ​artist David Dunlop on Friday, May 13 from 5 pm to 8 pm. Journeys Into Light, David’s upcoming solo show of 35 ​​landscapes and NYC scenes, is an exploration of color and light (radiance), motion and luminous mysteries. “Light performs its role as revelation and expression of human exuberance,” says David Dunlop.

    David pays special attention to the enlivening effects and evocations of luster, luminosity and sparkle. Oil on aluminum, a signature technique of the the artist recreates the reflective qualities of light at different times of day to give the viewer both a dramatic and contemplative beauty. Exploring the relationship of colors to the light, Dunlop creates luminosity by blending transparent glazes and contrasting light against darkness stimulating our collective appetite for mystery.

  • Visions of Land and Sea
    June 24 ​- July 29, 2016

    Join us and meet the artists on Friday, June 24, 5 – 8 pm

    For the past 13 years, Susan​ Powell Fine Art, has hosted a summer invitational showcasing nationally-acclaimed artists celebrated for ​painting landscapes and seascapes. 70 marines, seascapes, shoreline landscapes, marsh and river views by 24 award-winning artists are on display.

    ​The works range ​from traditional to contemporary. “Each painting evokes the memory of an everyday summer moment and simple beauty of nature,” says Susan Powell, gallery owner.  Participating artists in the show include Del-Bourree Bach, Ira Barkoff, Harley Bartlett, ​Peter Bergeron, Dan Brown,​ Kelly Birkenruth, Chris J.T. Dixon, David Dunlop, John Falato, Judy Friday, Sandy Garvin, Carol Jenkins, Susan Jositas, James Magner, Anne McGrory, Leonard Mizerek, Deborah Quinn-Munson, Cindy Procious, Kimberly Ruggiero, Polly Seip, Dennis Sheehan, Elizabeth L. Strazzulla, George Van Hook and Carolyn Walton.

     

  • Vincent Giarrano – City Life
    August ​5 – September 16

    Join us and meet the artist at an opening party on Friday, August 5, 5 – 8 pm

    The exhibit City Life, will run from Friday, August 5 to Friday, September 16. Vincent Giarrano is nationally acclaimed and has exhibited his paintings at the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C., The National Portrait Gallery, London, England, and the Fort Wayne Museum of Fine Art, Contemporary Realism Biennial. In 2016, he received  a Third Place Award for his painting Tribeca at the American Museum of American Art, in Youngstown, Ohio.

    30 new oils by realist Vincent Giarrano highlight contemporary life in NYC with urban portraits of SoHo, the East Village, and Brooklyn.

    “The city has an energy, an edge, and a mood that I find fascinating.  I enjoy painting people from different walks of life; established professionals, socialites, young people just starting out. I love the gritty side of NYC, and enjoy the character of it; cast iron buildings, graffiti, messy interiors, etc. Those things speak about real life. The truth and sincerity of life is what I’m interested in painting,” says artist Vincent Giarrano.

     

  • Annual Still Life Invitational
    April 8 – May 7, 2016

    Opening Reception: Friday, April 8th, 5- 8 pm. Join us for wine and hors d’oeuvres and meet the artists.

    For the past 10 years, Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, CT, has brought together some of the best artists working today for its annual Still Life Invitational. “From Realism and Trompe L’oeil to the whimsical, 20 award-winning artists create visual narratives with unique subjects rich in atmosphere that will make you smile and marvel. It’s so exciting to have so many accomplished artists at one time,” says owner Susan Powell.

    Artists in this year’s exhibition include Kathy Anderson, Carol Arnold, Patt Baldino, Stephanie Birdsall. Kelly Birkenruth, Dan Brown, Deborah Chabrian, Grace DeVito, Vincent Giarrano, Timothy Jahn, Susan Jositas, Sarah Lamb, Anne McGrory, Michael Naples, Cora Ogden, Cindy Procious, Terry Rafferty, Carlo Russo, Claudia Seymour, Elizabeth L. Strazzulla, George Van Hook, and Sandra Wakeen.

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  • Spring Into Art
    March 11 – April 2, 2016

    Come celebrate the beginning of Spring and meet the artists at our opening party on Friday, March 11 from 5-8pm

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  • Award-winning artist Deborah Quinn-Munson

    We are excited to introduce award-winning artist Deborah Quinn-Munson. Her pastels and oils are tranquil depictions of nature. Deborah finds inspiration in water, reflections, marsh and sea grass and grew up near the water.

    Touches of glimmering light build a deep, meditative rhythm in her paintings. read more

  • Annual Holiday Show
    December 10 – January 21, 2016

    Holiday Party: Thursday, December 10, 5 – 8 pm

    Susan Powell Fine Art’s holiday show features the work of 30 award-winning artists including: read more

  • Summer Along the Shore
    July 11 – Aug 31, 2015

    Susan Powell Fine Art presents Summer Along the Shore, an exhibit featuring more than twenty award-winning artists read more

  • Dennis Sheehan and Peter Bergeron
    October 4 – October 27, 2013

    Susan Powell Fine Art is pleased to present the opening of an exhibition of 30 landscapes by Dennis Sheehan and Peter Bergeron. The exhibition runs from Friday, October 4 to October 27, 2013 with an opening reception on Friday, October 4 from 6 – 8:30 pm. Please join us and meet the artists.

    The landscape paintings of Dennis Sheehan and Peter Bergeron reflect the sublime beauty of nature’s changing seasons arousing memories and recalling smells and sounds. Fleeting and ephemeral light effects cast by a setting sun or rising moon, the mists of early morning, the stillness before storms, the lush colors of a marsh in fall, and the crashing waves on a rocky coastline provide a rich, sensory experience. Both artists are classically trained and follow in the tradition of the 19th century American landscape painters. Dennis Sheehan’s paintings are in major public and private collections, including the White House.

    Susan Powell Fine Art is located at 679 Boston Post Road,
    Madison, CT
    06443

    For more information, please call (203) 318-0616.

    Gallery Hours: Wed- Saturday 11 – 5 pm, Sundays 12 – 3, and anytime by appointment.

    View works at: www.susanpowellfineart.com
    Email: [email protected]

  • Crossroads Real to Abstract
    September 6 – September 26, 2013

    New Paintings by Ira Barkoff, Grace M. DeVito, Emilia Dubicki, David Dunlop, Michael Naples, and Polly Seip

    “These remarkable six established and emerging contemporary artists explore adventurous new terrain in still lifes and landscapes,” says Susan Powell, owner Susan Powell Fine Art.

    Light and nature figure prominently in the oils of nationally-known artists Ira Barkoff and David Dunlop who create imaginative landscapes with an emphasis on gestural brushwork, reflection and abstraction.

    Emerging artist Michael Naples’ still lifes are painterly with a dramatic viewpoint that focuses on light, atmosphere and translucency. Polly Seip has created a unique, contemporary series that marries marine art with plein air painting. Grace DeVito’s beautiful, classic still lifes breathe with atmospheric elegance.

    Emilia Dubicki’s abstract paintings are about the internal landscape one journeys through when painting, visiting real and imagined places, creating new destination Inspired by emotions, memories and nature.

    GALLERY HOURS: Wed- Sat 11 -5, Sundays 12- 3, and anytime by appointment

  • Summer Along the Shore – June 28, 2013 – August 31, 2013

    “Summer Along the Shore” at Susan Powell Fine Art conjures up summers spent in the sun on the shore. From Maine to Connecticut, the New England coast has attracted many who enjoy fresh sea breezes and sand between their toes. Breathtaking views of rocky coasts, shorelines shimmering with warm light, sunlit marshes, picturesque harbors, have all been an essential subject matter to American plein air painting. Plein Air painting is a revered Connecticut tradition which began in Cos Cob and Old Lyme in the late 19th century. 20 nationally exhibited studio and plein air artists are well represented in the show and capture in rich detail the beauty and atmosphere of the landscape and water with a spirit and spontaneity. 80 paintings will be for sale, and many are local views of Madison.

    Participating artists include Kathy Anderson, Del-Bourree Bach, Ira Barkoff, Peter Bergeron, Karen Blackwood, Lou Bonamarte , Dan Brown, Sandy Garvin, Vincent Giarrano, Susan Jositas, Roxann Poppe Leibenhaut, James Magner, Leonard Mizerek, Michael Naples, Cora Ogden, Polly Seip, Dennis Sheehan, Katherine Simmons, George Van Hook and Carolyn Walton.

    The opening reception is Friday, July 12, 4 – 8 pm and the show continues through August. Join us and meet the artists. The show has been hung and can also be seen over the July 4 holiday weekend. Gallery Hours: Wed-Sat 11 -5, Sun 12-3, and anytime by appointment. (203) 318-0616 View works at www.susanpowellfineart.com

  • David Dunlop: Light and Motion – May 17, 2013 – June 16, 2013

    Opening reception Friday, May 17th, 5 – 8 pm Please join us for wine and hors d’oeuvres and meet the artist

    Gallery hours: Wed – Fri 11- 5, Sat 12 -5, Sundays and anytime by appointment.

    Light and Motion
    30 new oil paintings

    David Dunlop’s electrifying new series of New York City, the Connecticut Shore and abstract landscapes fuse light and color in motion. Dunlop puts us in a familiar place only to make it wonderfully unfamiliar, producing a vibrant romantic mystery whose secrets are not readily revealed.

    Susan Powell Fine Art is located at 679 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT near the fire station. (Exit 61, off I -95)
    For more information, please call (203) 318-0616, or visit www.susanpowellfineart.com to see images.

  • Annual Still Life Invitational

    Friday, April 5, 2013–Saturday, May 11, 2013

    This year’s Annual Still Life Exhibition features 80 paintings and watercolors by 20 modern realists with unique subject matter and concepts, some traditional and others contemporary. “Our annual still life show has become an exciting tradition and is a focal point for painters and collectors of still life. Many of the artists are trained in the classical tradition and show a wide range of expression that is compositionally fresh with subtle, thoughtful narratives,” says Susan Powell, owner of the gallery.

    Participating artists include Kathy Anderson, Carol Arnold, Stephanie Birdsall, Dan Brown, Deborah Chabrian, Grace M. DeVito, Sandy Garvin, Vincent Giarrano, Lisa Gloria, Susan Jositas, Rosemary Ladd, Sherrie McGraw, Susan Nally, Michael Naples, Cora Ogden, Cindy Procious, Abbey Ryan, John Smith, Elizabeth L. Strazzulla and Sandra Wakeen.

    Annual Still Life Exhibition
    Exhibition Dates: April 5 – May 11, 2013
    Susan Powell Fine Art, 679 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443
    (203) 318-0616
    [email protected]
    www.susanpowellfineart.com to view works in the show

    Gallery hours are:
    Wed – Fri 11 – 5
    Sat 12 -5
    Anytime and Sundays by Appointment

  • 10th Anniversary Exhibition – March 8, 2013 – 31, 2013

    679 Boston Post Road
    Madison, CT, USA

    Opening reception Friday, March 8th, 5 – 8 pm

    Please check back frequently as new images are being added daily

  • Holiday Show – Friday, December 7, 2012–Sunday, January 20, 2013

    28 Artists Represented – Kathy Anderson, Peter Layne Arguimbau, Del-Bourree Bach, Peter Bergeron, Eileen Eder, Ira Barkoff, Karen Blackwood, Dan Brown, Deborah Chabrian, Julyan Davis, Grace M. DeVito, David Dunlop, Sandy Garvin, Vincent Giarrano, Lisa Gloria, Carol Jenkins, Susan Jositas, Roxann Leibenhaut, James Magner, Barbara Maiser, Leonard Mizerek, Susan Nally, Michael Naples, Cora Ogden, Dennis Sheehan, John Smith, Elizabeth L. Strazzulla, George Van Hook, and Carolyn Walton.

  • Group of Six – Kathy Anderson, Stephanie Birdsall, Dan Brown, Grace M. DeVito, Michael Naples and Dennis Sheehan

    Friday, November 9, 2012–Sunday, December 2, 2012

    “You’ll find treasures here. These remarkable six established and emerging contemporary artists explore adventurous new terrain in still lifes and landscapes and transform the way we look at things,” says Susan Powell, owner Susan Powell Fine Art.

    Nationally- known artist Kathy Anderson paints her flowers from life with vivid immediacy and freshness. She is a Four-Time finalist in International Magazine- Floral and Garden Competition. Stephanie Birdsall has earned over 30 awards including the Degas Pastel Society Exceptional Merit Award and the Grumbacher Gold Medallion Award.

    She is an expert in applying rich overlays of color. Her pastels have the lushness of oils. Emerging artist Michael Naples’ still lifes are painterly with a dramatic viewpoint that focuses on light, atmosphere and translucency.

    Dan Brown’s trompe l’oeil “A Bowler, Some Books and Seraphine” suggests witty dialogue between objects. Dennis Sheehan’s poetic landscapes reflect the beauty and harmony in nature summoning mystery with classic, grand style. Grace DeVito’s still lifes breathe with atmospheric elegance, grounded in the past, but with a reflective contemporary aesthetic.

  • Vincent Giarrano – New Paintings

    Opening Receptions: Thursday, August 16, 5 -8 pm AND Friday, August 17, 6 – 8 pm

    Susan Powell Fine Art presents Vincent Giarrano New Paintings opening August 16 and continuing through September 30, 2012. There will be two opening receptions on Thursday, August 16, 5 -8 pm and Friday, August 17, 6 – 8 pm. Join us and meet the artist who will be here both Thursday and Friday. Up to 40 paintings will be on view.

    Vincent Giarrano continues his exciting series of New York cityscapes and interiors with a focus on the figure and fashion. Giarrano’s New York moments combine hip and stylish women at work and at ease with Soho’s century-old cast iron facades and contemporary interiors. He enjoys painting the creative people who live and work in the city. “My favorite themes are subjects that are classic as well as contemporary,” says Giarrano. His ability to capture a scene with immediacy and freshness comes from years of drawing and painting en plein air. Giarrano’s vibrant brushwork catches New York’s distinctive light combining old and new and reminding us that the city is always passionately reinventing itself.

    While Vincent Giarrano’s exhibition at Susan Powell Fine Art continues his series of cityscapes and interiors, his new paintings are about the beauty that the artist sees in New York City and the enviornments and personalities he finds while doing so.

    “My favorite themes are things that are classic as well as contemporary,” says Giarrano. “For this work, the focus is the figure in relation to clothing and architecture. I love the deep ties we have with them, but also what they mean to us today. In all, these paintings are scenes that have a quiet and sincere mood- things that speak to me about real life.” read more

  • Vincent Giarrano in the August 2012 issue of American Art Collector Magazine

    Thursday, August 16, 2012–Sunday, September 30, 2012

    While Vincent Giarrano’s exhibition at Susan Powell Fine Art continues his series of cityscapes and interiors, his new paintings are about the beauty that the artist sees in New York City and the enviornments and personalities he finds while doing so.

    “My favorite themes are things that are classic as well as contemporary,” says Giarrano. “For this work, the focus is the figure in relation to clothing and architecture. I love the deep ties we have with them, but also what they mean to us today. In all, these paintings are scenes that have a quiet and sincere mood- things that speak to me about real life.”

    One difference in the work for this new show is that Giarrano is now treating many of the genre pieces as portraits.

    “I’ve been meeting some incredible people in New York City and when using them as subjects, I’m incorporating things I know and feel about them,” says Giarrano. “That’s one of the cool things about the city- there are so many amazing and creative people there.”

    One such person is clothing designer Chong Cha. Giarrano’s portrait of her at work in her New York studio is titled The Designer.

    “I wanted this to be a ‘behind-the-scene’ view of her working,” says Giarrano. “Also, what interested me were all the unique things in her studio- the various equipment, gritty work area and the wall of thread spools. I feel it depicts a real moment in her work day. Color was a big factor in the piece, the pattern of spools was just a great visual element.”

    Another painting is titled Fashion Week-NYC and is a portrait of well-known fashion blogger Aureta Thomollari.

    “The painting is about her lifestyle during Fashion Week,” says Giarrano. “I love how the messy, chaotic hotel room with all the piles of clothing and cosmetics tells a story. The way Aureta is on the bed, blogging, says something about the way technology has changed the way people work and live.”

    The Collector Says “Vincent Giarrano’s paintings come alive with their liberal use of reflections, often defying the physics of light, cleverly illustrating the third dimension…His juxtaposition of meticulously portrayed attractive, modern, young women against the old, and sometimes shabby, New York streets grabs your attention and makes you long to be there with the artist.” -Mary Oliverson

  • Along the Shore – July 19, 2012– August 12, 2012

    Opening Reception: Thursday, July 19, 5-8

    Please check back frequently as images will be going up daily. 20 Artists Represented – Peter Layne Arguimbau, Del-Bourree Bach, Peter Bergeron, Karen Blackwood, Lou Bonamarte, Frank Bruckmann, Deborah Chabrian, Chris Dixon, Mary Erickson, Angelo Franco, Sandy Garvin, Susan Jositas, Roxann Leibenhaut, James Magner, Barbara Maiser, Leonard Mizerek, Sergio Roffo, Katherine Simmons, Elizabeth L. Strazzulla, and Carolyn Walton.

  • Harmony in Nature: Ira Barkoff, Peter Bergeron, Sandy Garvin and Dennis Sheehan

    Harmony in Nature- Ira Barkoff, Peter Bergeron, Sandy Garvin and Dennis Sheehan

    The landscape paintings of Ira Barkoff, Peter Bergeron, Sandy Garvin, and Dennis Sheehan reflect the beauty of nature and provide a rich, sensory experience.

    Emphasizing light and atmosphere, Peter Bergeron’s deeply evocative landscapes move the viewer to share a singular moment that intrigued him. Bergeron pursues the lingering glow of light at dawn and dusk, the mists of early morning, and the languid haze after a warm, summer rain on a humid day. Bergeron is a classic landscape painter inspired by the 19th century Hudson River painters such as John Kensett, Sanford Gifford and William Trost Richards.

    Dennis Sheehan is trained in a classical, academic tradition. His atmospheric landscapes are peaceful and reflect the fleeting and ephemeral light cast by the setting sun or rising moon. Sheehan focuses on the transition into twilight, the breathtaking effects of early morning, sunset, moonlight, mist-laden skies, and the stillness of the moment. He is highly accomplished in the luminist and tonalist styles of the later 19th century in American art. Sheehan is a devotee of the mystical and expressive landscapes of George Inness. He is a member of the Guild of Boston Artists and the Putney Painters. His work is in major public and private collections, including the White House. Recently, Sheehan had a one man show at the Whistler House Museum in Lowell, MA.

    Ira Barkoff’s landscapes are taken from his imagination. He has spent years painting from Nature. His landscapes are luminous and expressively sculptural. Barkoff’s color has great texture and his oils have a freshness and immediacy. His harmonic landscapes represent nature with gusto. His aim is to express “not the outward appearance of things but their inward significance.” In his new series, his moon paintings have a meditative calm. His ocean series are dramatic and have symphonic overlays of colors. Barkoff is represented in the New Britain Museum of Art and exhibits nationally.

    Color and mood inspire Sandy Garvin’s atmospheric landscapes. Rather than a detailed narrative, she strives to create a simpler response to the moment like a fleeting memory. Garvin evokes a sense of calm and reflection. Using a limited value scale for nocturne paintings, the artist creates mystery. Twinkling lights on distant Long Island from the approaching ferry on a long day’s sail evoke memorable summer evenings on Long Island Sound. Garvin has participated in many New England exhibitions including the Florence Griswold Museum and the New Britain Museum of Art. Hours are Wednesday to Friday, 11 am to 5 pm, Saturday noon to 5 pm, Sunday, 12-3, and anytime by appointment. For more information, please call (203) 318-0616, or visit www.susanpowellfineart.com

  • 4 Takes on Realism: Cora Ogden, Michael Naples, George Van Hook, and Carolyn Walton

    Opening Reception: Friday, May 18, 5 – 8 pm

    4 Takes on Realism at Susan Powell Fine at Art features new paintings by Michael Naples, Cora Ogden, George Van Hook, and Carolyn Walton May 18 –June 15, 2012. Realism from four different artistic points of view offers an exciting mix. Join us for hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, meet the artists, and get their point of view at the opening reception on Friday, May 18, 5- 8 pm.

    Michael Naples’ inventive lighting combines bold brushstrokes and fresh viewpoints to create a unique liveliness in his still lifes. Naples studied at the American Academy of Art in Chicago.

    Cora Ogden brings a translucent feeling to her canvases by working with glazes and in many layers. Working in natural light, Cora pays meticulous attention to detail and the rhythms and patterns the light creates to guide you through her paintings. Color, light, and texture give her work a rich three-dimensionality. Cora’s oils bring to mind the work of the 17th century Old Masters.

    George Van Hook’s paintings have been exhibited for over 35 years throughout the United States, Europe and Japan. His painterly style follows in the tradition of the impressionists. Van Hook paints with gusto and passion, bringing a freshness and immediacy to his landscapes that comes from years of painting outdoors on location. Also a noted figurative artist, his figures and settings are decidedly contemporary.

    Carolyn Walton is from Maine and like Van Hook paints landscapes “en plein air.” Her paintings explore light and atmosphere. You can feel the moisture in the air and a peaceful resonance in her paintings along the Connecticut Shoreline. Please check back frequently as images will be going up daily.

  • Annual Still Life Exhibition – April 6, 2012 – May 6, 2012

    Opening Reception to meet the artists: Friday, April 13, 2012, 5 – 8 pm

    The gallery’s Annual Still Life group exhibition is a visually stunning selection of 80 oils, pastels and watercolors by 26 artists including Kathy Anderson, Stephanie Birdsall, Kelly Birkenruth, Dan Brown, Frank Bruckmann, Deborah Chabrian, Grace M. DeVito, Kirill Doron, Eileen Eder, Sandy Garvin, Vincent Giarrano, Jefferson Hayman, Carol Jenkins, Susan Jositas, Rosemary Ladd, Susan Nally, Michael Naples, Cora Ogden, Cindy Procious, Dennis Sheehan, John Smith, Elizabeth L. Strazzulla , George Van Hook, Sadie J. Valeri, Sandra Wakeen and Melanie Whaley.

    The annual Still Life Invitational has become a focal point for painters and collectors of still life. Many of the artists are trained in the classical tradition and show a wide range of expression that is composistionally fresh with subtle, thoughtful narratives. Luscious fruits, chocolates, shells and flowers abound –at first glance, these are everyday objects. Looking closer, a subtle irony can sometimes emerge, making what might seem familiar, delightfully unfamiliar, says Susan Powell, owner of the gallery.

    Susan Powell Fine Art, 679 Boston Post Road, Madison, CT 06443,

    (203) 318-0616

    Gallery Hours: Wed- Friday 11-5, Sat 11 -5, Sun 12 -3, and anytime by appointment

  • David Dunlop: NYC to Connecticut Shore – March 9 – 31, 2012

    David Dunlop’s New York City and CT scenes, from landscape to seascape to urbanscape show the artist’s impressive range. He moves easily from the meditative, slower movements of reflections on water to the vigorous, lyrical comings and goings of people at Grand Central Station. In his new series of twenty NYC, Grand Central Station/Times Square and CT Shoreline Scenes, David Dunlop’s gestural brushwork combined with layers of blended transparent glazes create more atmospheric mystery. He also introduces areas of complementary colors in a translucent manner to accent the brightness and light generating effects of the painting.

    Quote from David Dunlop: “My quest has been to reinvigorate familiar forms with a new perspective, a new aesthetic charge. This means I must consider my subject with new tools, new materials, new points of view. When looking at my Times Square paintings the viewer will experience a slight sense of motion, the panoramic flow that visually surrounds us, but is not in focus. Only our target is in focus. As we walk down the street or through reeds along the shore we can experience the panoramic flow as a blurring doppler-like effect which envelopes us and gives us our sense of speed and momentum. The experience of the now for us usually lasts for a few seconds and dissipates as experience shifts. I want a heightened sense of that experience and therefore, I rely upon various forms of exaggeration to amplify the drama. Color may be exaggerated, or form, or textures, or reflectance. Because emotion is tied to perception and, our ease of perception is triggered by familiarity I have selected subjects of familiarity to you and me, our Connecticut shore and Times Square. I invite you to come and discover a new perception of these subjects which will expand your view of their reality.”

    Susan Powell Fine Art is located at 679 Boston Post Road near the fire station. (Exit 61, off I-95) For more information, please call (203) 318-0616, or email: [email protected]

    Hours: Wed-Fri 11 – 5, Sat 11- 6, Sun 12 -3, and anytime by appointment.

  • Holiday Inspirations – 25 Artists – Thursday, December 1, 2011–Saturday, February 11, 2012

    Holiday Inspirations

    Susan Powell Fine Art in Madison, CT, is opening their annual holiday show featuring new works by 25 contemporary artists including Kathy Anderson, Del-Bourree Bach, Peter Bergeron, Stephanie Birdsall, Karen Blackwood, Dan Brown, Grace M. DeVito, David Dunlop, Dean Fisher, Sandy Garvin, Vincent Giarrano, Susan Jositas, Roxann Leibenhaut, Jim Magner, Barbara Maiser, Leonard Mizerek, Richard Murdock, Susan Nally, Michael Naples, Cora Ogden, Cindy Procious, Juan Jr Ramirez, John Smith, Elizabeth L. Strazzulla, Sally Swatland, and Sadie J. Valeri.

    Holiday Inspirations showcases the artists’ personal choice of favorite works including Contemporary Realism, City Scenes and trompe l’oeil. “The paintings possess something beyond just the depiction of the objects and places, “says Susan Powell, owner of the gallery. The show is rich in oils that have a narrative aspect. There’s a mystery in Sadie’s elegant still lifes with translucent wax paper. Dan Brown’s trompe l’oeil “I hate to think of Going Home,” with old postcards, salt water taffy and shells from Madison recalls fond summers at the shore. You can hear the cacophony of people coming and going in Dunlop’s atmospheric oils of New York City’s bustling Grand Central Station. Crackling cellophane in Cora Ogden’s “Wrapped Apples” is an image that has sound and reminds us of the joys of unwrapping presents.