For today’s Friday field trip, I am very excited to take you to American Waters: A Marine Art Exhibition in Old Lyme, Connecticut. This summer exhibition of work by the country’s premier maritime artists is on view in the Lyme Art Association’s beautiful sky-lit galleries. American Waters represents a showing of the very best of fine contemporary American marine paintings. A jury exhibition of marine art by the Association’s member artists are on view alongside art by invited artists from the American Society of Marine Artists.
One of my very favorite pieces from the collection is View from the Top by James Magner.
Here is a detail photo from the piece. I wish I had the budget to purchase the entire collection of over 120 works (which I don’t), but if I had the budget to purchase just one for myself, this may very well be my choice!
Remember that these paintings are far more magnificent in person than a photo could ever convey. Also, in the gallery the pieces are all displayed in frames. Here, I chose to show them to you without the frames since I thought the frames were distracting in a photograph. With that being said, here are some of my other favorite works.
I hope you enjoyed sharing some of the wonderful works on display at The Lyme Art Association. If you live in Connecticut or are passing through, be sure to stop by the exhibit – it is easily accessible off I95 and well worth a visit.
I am very much looking forward to the Art Association’s upcoming exhibition Summer Days, Starry Nights & Connecticut Pastel Society opening on August 14th. If you want more details about upcoming exhibits, check the website by clicking here for more information.
Remember to take pleasure in simple things, Jackie