“New Horizons” at the Gallery

The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is proud to open its 2016 season April 30.
Nella Lush, "The Calm Before the Storm," Oil and Cold Wax, 30" x 60"
Nella Lush, “The Calm Before the Storm,” Oil and Cold Wax, 30″ x 60.” Click on the image to begin a slide show of some of the works of art in the show.

The Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport is proud to open its 2016 season Saturday, April 30 with “New Horizons in Modern Maritime Art,” an exhibition and sale of original works of art by leading maritime artists.

This show will inject a new twist to the Gallery’s familiar theme by focusing on color and form in depictions of maritime objects. More than 50 invited contemporary masters, including John Tayson, Stephen Lush, and Robert Blazek, will capture the timeless beauty of the sea in paintings, drawings, and sculpture.

This is the first original show organized by the Gallery’s new director, Monique Foster.

“We asked our artists to approach this show with a new perspective, one that looks at the color and form in a maritime subject and let that guide their work. The result is a wonderful series of representations that reflect a different sentiment from what we usually feature,” said Foster.

The Gallery also welcomes three new artists in this show: Leith Macdonald, who creates small diorama-like works inspired by the coastline of Maine; Irma Cerese, a Boston-area artist who works in acrylics; and Annie Wildey of Stonington, CT, who paints photorealistic images of waves and water.

“New Horizons in Modern Maritime Art” will be open through July 17.

View the Exhibition and Sale.