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Ocean House Artist-in-Residence Program

July 1 - July 17

This summer, the Maritime Gallery will be participating in the Artist-in-Residence program at the Ocean House hotel in Watch Hill, Rhode Island. Through this unique event, the hotel is bringing art to their guests by inviting local artists to take residence on the property and use the Ocean House as their muse.

Three Maritime Gallery artists will be guests of the hotel Fridays through Sundays, July 1-17, 2016. An artist reception will be held Friday evenings, July 1, 8, and 15 from 5-6 p.m. on the porch of the Member’s Club Room. To watch the artists paint en plein air, stop by the front desk at the Ocean House at 11 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday and inquire where they are painting on the grounds.

Featured Artists

July 1-3: Al Barker, Maritime Gallery Artist

Barker_SummerBeachProfessionally trained as a forester, Al Barker has been a full-time artist for more than 35 years specializing in smaller-scaled oil paintings. He has won numerous awards including the Museum Purchase Award in 2011 at the International Marine Art Exhibition at the Maritime Gallery. While at Ocean House, Barker will focus both on conveying the seasonal changes of the tidal marches and estuaries which constantly create interesting color patterns as well as painting the Watch Hill Light Lighthouse.

July 8-10: Jonathan McPhillips, Maritime Gallery Artist

Jonathan McPhillips - Chasing the weatherObserve Jonathan McPhillips capture the land and seascapes surrounding the Ocean House. He will show how he creates his atmospheric and expressive approach to plein air painting, a style that awarded him the 2015 Museum Purchase Award at the International Marine Art Exhibition at the Maritime Gallery.

July 15-17: William Hanson, Maritime Gallery Artist

Hanson_BeachBrellasWilliam Hanson enjoys capturing scenes in the everyday setting of those who share their lives with the sea. Come observe him in action as he demonstrates this love of the sea and paints en plein air on the grounds of the Ocean House. Hanson was chosen two years ago to be a 38th Voyager aboard the Charles W. Morgan and documented the experience through his paintings. He is also the recipient of the 2014 Museum Purchase Award at the 34th International Marine Art Exhibition at the Maritime Gallery.