Glastonbury Arts

Prominent Impressionist Oil Painter John C. Traynor
featured in Special Presentation

Glastonbury Arts welcomes John Traynor back to our community on Thursday, November 14, 2013, 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Riverfront Community Center, 300 Welles Street, Glastonbury.

Demonstrating his use of color and brush strokes in a way few other artists can, he will present his methods and discuss how he has developed his own impressionistic style with oils. This extraordinary presentation is open to the public. There will be a $10.00 admission fee.  Reserve your seat by calling Glastonbury Arts at (860) 659-1196 or

John favors painting on location.  At home, he paints 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 x 3 inch miniatures to 40 x 50 foot murals.

John received classical training at the Delbarton School in Morristown, New Jersey, studied art education at Paier College of Art in New Haven, Connecticut; 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.

He is the recipient of 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, John’s work is included in over one thousand private and public collections in the United States and abroad.

John is a member with the Hudson Valley Art Association, The Salmagundi Club of New York, and The National Society of Mural Painters. He has been recognized with the Salmagundi Club Medal of Honor and Merit, the club’s highest award.  Given to distinguished citizens in various fields, Salmagundi uses the award to honor devotion to endeavors that link one area of culture to another and one human being to another. Mr. Traynor has also received the artistic distinction of Copley Master from The Copley Society of Boston, the oldest non-profit art association in America.

John Traynor exhibited in the Glastonbury “On The Green” Show for many years and we are delighted to sponsor his return to our community for this special presentation.