Glastonbury Arts

John C. Traynor is an internationally recognized artist, well known for his masterful use of color and expressive brush strokes to capture the essence of nature, light, and emotion. Mr. Traynor will discuss and demonstrate his impressionistic style of painting in oils during this special presentation on November 14, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles Street in Glastonbury.

Let The Sun Shine Through, Oil by John C. Traynor

Let the Sun Shine Through, Oil by John C. Traynor

Glastonbury Arts, the sponsor of this special presentation, is delighted to welcome John back to our community.  In the late 80s and 90s, John was a frequent exhibitor and award-winner in shows presented by Glastonbury Arts.  We are certain that his many local collectors and admirers will enjoy the opportunity to reconnect with this extraordinary artist.

John has always favored the out-of-doors and painting on location.  At home, he finds endless inspiration working out of his home base in New Hampshire – painting the bucolic New England countryside, the hustle of New York cityscapes, or the clear light of the American shoreline from Maine to California.  He has expanded his artistic vision through numerous painting expeditions to Holland, Brussels, Italy, and France. Works of art range from 2 by 3-inch miniatures to 40- by 50-foot murals.  John’s work is represented in over one thousand private and public collections in the United States and abroad.

John received his art education at the Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey and Paier College of Art in Hamden, Connecticut.  He rounded out this formal training studying figure painting with Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York, drawing with Carroll Jones in Stowe, Vermont, and sculpture with Brother Jerome Cox in Florence, Italy.

John is a member of the Copley Society of Art of Boston, Hudson Valley Art Association, The Salmagundi Club of New York, and The National Society of Mural Painters.  He has received over two hundred awards of merit for his art, including the Grumbacher Gold Medal, the Robb Sagendorph Award, and the Frank Dumond Memorial Award for best light and atmospheric effect in a painting.  He has been recognized with the Salmagundi Club Medal of Honor and Merit for his artistic achievements. He has also received the prestigious designation of Copley Master from the Copley Society, the oldest non-profit art association in America.

This extraordinary presentation is open to the public for a $10 admission fee.  Reserve your place by contacting Glastonbury Arts at (860) 659-1196 or