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“First Hand” View of Maritime Painting with Russ Kramer

April 4, 2014glastonburyartguildGot Art, Latest NewsComments Off on “First Hand” View of Maritime Painting with Russ Kramer

Russ Kramer, widely regarded as one of the world’s leading marine artists, gives viewers “first-hand” experiences of life at sea, due to the scope of his work. Get even closer as you join us for a presentation of maritime painting on Thursday, April 10 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm at the Kol Haverim Social Room, located at 1079 Hebron Avenue in Glastonbury, CT.

Russ Kramer, "The Tacking Duel", oil.

Russ Kramer, “The Tacking Duel”, oil.

Russ has great sense of the dramatic moment, combined with meticulous research and attention to detail, which has helped him to find considerable appeal for his art. His pieces generally sell quickly into private and corporate collections. Unique and immediately recognizable, Russ Kramer’s paintings combine narrative, historical, figurative and maritime disciplines.

Russ is currently serving as President of the 500-member American Society of Marine Artists and has been the subject of a one-man show at the Museum of Yachting in Newport, RI. He has also appeared in WoodenBoat, Yachting, and Sail magazines, and will be prominently represented in Hyland-Granby’s and William Koch’s forthcoming book, Art and Artifacts of The America’s Cup.

Prior to turning to painting full-time in 2006, Russ spent three decades as a graphic designer, illustrator, journalist, and creative executive. He has won multiple awards at the Mystic International Marine Art Exhibition, including the prestigious Yachting Award in 2009, 2010, 2011, and 2013. He is represented by the Maritime Gallery at Mystic Seaport, the J. Russell Jinishian Gallery in Fairfield, CT, and Sheldon Fine Art in Newport, RI. Russ lives and works in Mystic, CT.

The presentation on April 10 follows another recent presentation in the series, given by colored pencil artist Alexandra Walters on Saturday, March 29. A member of the Connecticut River Valley Artists, the Tobacco Valley Artists Association, and the Artists at Indian Orchard Mills, Alexandra spoke with participants about her personal philosophy of art and offered suggestions for supplies and tools in the medium. This was enhanced by a demonstration in which she showcased her process for creating unique and dynamic work that is often mistaken for paintings.

The “Got Art” programs are designed to provide both artists and art lovers with a ‘window-in’ to the creative process.  The programs are presented by Glastonbury Arts, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, whose goal is to make art accessible in our community. “Got Art” is free and open to the public and is funded by a grant from the George H. C. Ensworth Memorial Trust.

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