TODAY SUSAN VALENTINE

TODAY SUSAN VALENTINE

Monday finds us looking at another month of containment.  During this time if you pay any attention to these blogs that I am posting, you will end up knowing the individual artists quite well.  Today Susan Valentine shares her studio and some of her art on video.  Please copy and paste to your browser to view.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqnnL1kPqbk

SADLY WE ARE REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITORS.

Please call for virtual tours and simple questions.

Thank you and be well.   Terry

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A PEEK INSIDE TILTING

A PEEK INSIDE TILTING

Here is your Saturday "PEEK" inside Tilting!

I am busily framing and preparing to change the gallery
from a winter feeling to a spring expression! Hopefully each video will satisfy your art cravings.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wCotpLY6DVg

SADLY WE ARE REMAIN CLOSED TO VISITORS.

Please call for virtual tours and simple questions.

Thank you and be well.   Terry

Contact Us

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tilting@tilting.com
Phone
802-362-3022
Address
24 Highland Ave
Manchester Center, VT 05255

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FRIDAY We SALUTE BRETT VARNEY

FRIDAY we SALUTE BRETT VARNEY

Brett has been with the gallery for several years and brightened many homes with his happy and colorful mixed media originals. Following is link to his process that is fascinating. Thank you Brett for your creative mind and efforts.

https://youtu.be/ob_AclqTJ1c

Bio.............

My inspiration is born from the works of the Impressionists and Abstract Expressionists – Think Van Gogh meets Kandinsky at Gustave Klimt’s house. I am fascinated by the ability of intense color and texture of line to convey an emotional expression from the artist to the viewer. Working with vivid color oil pastel, I create images that are recognizable to welcome the viewer into the scene.

“Color is power that directly influences the soul.”

— Kandinsky

By using the hand cut metallic leaf on some of my works , I have stepped up the energy level of these pieces with the reflective brilliance that only a metallic surface can provide. I draw because it makes me feel good and energized, and I want the viewer to experience that same energy that inspires me to create. My use of black outlines around the shapes are deliberate and necessary and intend only to define and intensify the emotion of my work. My imagery is taken from my travels and from my mind’s eye. I want a finished work that I can proudly say purely represents my vision.

Background

My artistic background begins with illustrating a magazine named “Corny”  in grade 5 – it had a distribution of one, myself. My family and I were involved in the art industry from early on. We sold hand-coloured etchings and pastel drawings by my step-mother to galleries and directly to the public at various arts festivals. After graduation (1988) from the University of Washington in Seattle, where I grew up, I moved to Bellingham WA. My full-time art started there. I originally specialized in original serigraph printmaking. In 1997, I took up oil pastel drawing as my medium of choice and discovered a new freedom of drawing spontaneously versus the meticulously planned out serigraph stencil making and printing.

    In 2007, My partner and I moved North and settled on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast and later were granted Citizenship. The move to BC has been quite inspiring, so much so, that I find that my style shifted slightly more toward a abstracted landscape view. The colours are deeper and the elements of design are more freestyle.
To this day I continue on the family tradition of selling my original art and reproductions directly to the public through juried art festivals in Canada and the US as well as through private galleries and my home studio in Sechelt BC

SADLY WE ARE PRESENTLY CLOSED TO VISITORS.

Please call for virtual tours and simple questions.

Thank you and be well.   Terry

Contact Us

Email
tilting@tilting.com
Phone
802-362-3022
Address
24 Highland Ave
Manchester Center, VT 05255

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HONORED TODAY IS JOHN TRAYNOR

HONORED TODAY IS JOHN TRAYNOR

In July of 2019 John Traynor and Craig Pursley gave a live tutorial on painting a portrait inside Tilting at Windmills Gallery. In four hours, while answering questions each artist produced amazing results. I am sharing a video of John painting his wonderful wife and a view of his amazing palette! Enjoy.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eSY1UBsqVJw

Bio.............

John C. Traynor was born on October 19, 1961. Traynor spent his early years in Chester and Mendham, New Jersey, attending Delbarton School in Morristown. He pursued formal arts training at Paier College of Art in New Haven, Connecticut, and figure painting with Frank Mason at the Art Students League of New York. Traynor continued to study landscape painting in Vermont with Mr. Mason, drawing with Carroll N. Jones Jr. of Stowe, Vermont, and sculpture for one year with Brother Jerome Cox in Florence, Italy.

John spent his early years in Chester and Mendham New Jersey. His art studies began at Delbarton School in Morristown New Jersey; from there he went to Paier College of Art in New Haven Connecticut, startingat the age of 16. He studied figure painting at the Art Students League of New York, as a merit scholar, with Frank Mason, as well as landscape painting with Mason in Vermont. John followed his studies with Mason by spending a year studying sculpture in Italy.

Having completed his studies by the time he was 20 years old, John was determined to become a professional artist. As an unknown artist John started selling his paintings at outdoor art shows, in the Northeast where he was able to meet collectors in person. This exposure opened opportunities with galleries

Traynor has won numerous awards including the Frank Dumont award from the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Medal of Honor from the Salmagundi Club of which he is an honorary member. John was also recently inducted into the Delbarton School Hall of Honors and he has reached the level of Copley Master from the Copley Society of Boston.

John has made numerous painting expeditions to Ireland as well as trips to Holland, Italy, France, Hawaii and many locations across the United States. John currently resides in southern New Hampshire in a quaint New England village with his wife Liz. Their home is surrounded by many gardens that inspire John’s paintings.

John is a skilled painter of every genre: landscape, still life and portraiture. His unique blend of realism and atmospheric impressionism set his work apart. Many people can recognize a “Traynor painting” by its brush strokes and unique feeling. Part of his success is connecting emotionally with others through his work. People are often reminded of moments in their life or memories of the past.

John is inspired by the nature he sees around him whether it is the flowers from his gardens, people in his life or the landscape outdoors. Traynor’s interpretation of his subject matter is influenced from artists of the past. His use of light and atmospheric effect are found in many of the old master paintings such as the American tonality painters and the French Impressionist artists. There is a richness and fullness to his work that is ‘old world’ yet contemporary with his unique style.

John’s works are on display in several galleries across North America.

Studio Work – Works of art range from 9 by 12-inch miniatures to 40- by 50-foot murals. Painting outdoors on location is a primary source of inspiration for Traynor’s landscapes. Smaller paintings are finished indoors, or used as studies for larger works painted in his studio. Portraits are painted on a commissioned basis in his studio or the home of the person or persons to be portrayed.

 

SADLY WE ARE PRESENTLY CLOSED TO VISITORS.

Please call for virtual tours and simple questions.

Thank you and be well. Terry

Contact Us

Email
tilting@tilting.com
Phone
802-362-3022
Address
24 Highland Ave
Manchester Center, VT 05255

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TODAY HONORING DOUG SMITH

TODAY HONORING DOUG SMITH

Today I wish to share West Coast artist Doug Smith who has in the past few years with Tilting built a large East Coast collector base.

Also feel free to click on following link to see Doug in action!

Bio.....................................

Born in San Francisco, Doug Smith’s artwork is a clear nod to the Bay
Area Figurative Movement that flourished during his midcentury youth. His pieces suggest the aesthetic of Richard Diebenkorn as well as the reassuring rural imagery of American regionalism. This inspiration and his years as a graphic designer/art director, allow Smith
to focus on strong organization, color, balance and texture in his paintings.

Doug combines the exuberance of abstract expressionism and the arresting intimacy of the realistically familiar. Traditional farmhouses and weathered barns punctuate his vast planes that have his key elements of color, line and texture. The compositions evoke enduring themes of the American West including boundless optimism and wistful nostalgia as well as nature’s randomness in humankind’s ordered domesticity. They suggest the endless agrarian mosaics observed from an airplane and archetypical homestead that mostly appear in memory. Smith’s pieces also have moods and emotions that evoke a timelessness and a sense of vast distance and space.

His work has been exhibited at galleries and museums across the United States, including a 2014 solo exhibition at the Desert Caballeros Western Museum in Arizona. In 2013 his work was exhibited along with other American artists at the U.S. Embassy in Moscow. Smith has paintings in the permanent collections of the Rockwell Museum in New York and the Booth Western Art Museum in Georgia. Decades ago, he found this interesting agrarian anonymous quote:

“Man, despite his sophistication and his many accomplishments, owes his existence to a 6-inch layer of top soil and the fact that it rains.”

SADLY WE ARE PRESENTLY CLOSED TO VISITORS.

Please call for virtual tours and simple questions.

Thank you and be well. Terry

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tilting@tilting.com
Phone
802-362-3022
Address
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SUNDAY ANDREW ORR

SUNDAY ANDREW ORR

Today's post is treasured landscape artist Andrew Orr sharing the beginning of a painting in Northern Vermont where he lives!! I hope to sell the finished product when it is dry and framed!!!
Andrew shares the following:
"In the studio, the past several days, I have been working out some ideas for a new painting of Jay Peak not far from where I live. The snow is starting to fade, though certainly much snow still exists in the higher areas. I am combining two images, along with some sketches which I think will make a better painting. I have also been exploring some color ideas to come up with what I think will be a pleasing palette. I selected Orange, Green Cyan or Blue Green and Violet as my base tones. Once I figure out how those colors will mix, I can add black and white to lighten values, or darken values. The addition of black will also calm the colors down somewhat. My aim is to create a painting where the viewer feels as though they are standing in the colder shadows of a hillside looking out onto the brightly and warmly, lit Jay Peak. I am aiming for a later in the day feeling. The small sketch is a 4 x 5 which I will scale up into a 16 x 20 painting. Not sure I am there yet, but at least the ideas are rolling around."

Hopefully I will have access to the progress of Jay Peak and send to you via the website!

Be well and be responsible. Thank you.

Terry

24 Highland Ave.,
Manchester, Vt. 05255
802-362-3022
www.tilting.com
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ARTIST OF THE DAY  …..KEN OTSUKA

ARTIST OF THE DAY …..KEN OTSUKA

Today's post is artist Ken Otsuka. His art provides the joy and serenity of nature.
Following is a link to view how he prepares to paint.

https://youtu.be/i1NKNyOQSSE
Copy and paste into your browser to gain a connection to Ken's creative process.

Due to COVID-19 we find ourselves in a type of hibernation until this virus gets under control. I will attempt to publish daily on my website, facebook and instagram a snippet from different artists in whatever format they are willing to share. Artists are fortunate to be able to work from home.

Be well and be responsible. Thank you.

Terry

24 Highland Ave.,
Manchester, Vt. 05255
802-362-3022
www.tilting.com
tilting@tilting.com

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FROM JANEL PAHL’S STUDIO TODAY

FROM JANEL PAHL’S STUDIO TODAY

TODAY'S POST FROM JANEL PAHL'S STUDIO

Little STARRY NIGHT OWL is a happy expression that should help your day be just that. Following is a link to view the process from her studio.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tzhev0DKaD4&feature=youtu.be

Due to COVID-19 wefind ourselves in a type of hibernation until this virus gets under control. I will attempt to publish daily on my website, facebook and instagram a snippet from different artists in whatever format they are willing to share. Artists are fortunate to be able to work from home.

Be well and be responsible. Thank you.

Terry

24 Highland Ave.,
Manchester, Vt. 05255
802-362-3022
www.tilting.com
tilting@tilting.com

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DAILY FROM THE ARTISTS’ STUDIOS

DAILY FROM THE ARTISTS’ STUDIOS

Due to COVID-19 wefind ourselves in a type of hibernation until this virus gets under control. I will attempt to publish daily on my website, facebook and instagram a snippet from different artists in whatever format they are willing to share. Artists are fortunate to be able to work from home. Today, Stuart Dunkel marks the first entry. A little gem to bring a smile.

Be well and be responsible. Thank you.

Terry

24 Highland Ave.,
Manchester, Vt. 05255
802-362-3022
www.tilting.com
tilting@tilting.com

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TILTING AT WINDMILLS GALLERY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

TILTING AT WINDMILLS GALLERY IS TEMPORARILY CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC

Due to COVID-19 I will be temporarily closing the doors to visitors. As soon as the CDC permits, I will reopen. In the mean time if you would like a personal tour of inside the gallery please call 802-362-3022 and I will gladly give you a private viewing. If it is simply to lift your spirits or if it is to see what is available, I will be most happy to assist you with whatever your needs might be. The gallery will be open for your calls on the same schedule of Thursday - Tuesday. We are presently trying to catch up on postings of all new art to the website.

Be well and be responsible. Thank you for your patience!

Terry

24 Highland Ave.,
Manchester, Vt. 05255
802-362-3022
www.tilting.com
tilting@tilting.com

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