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Behind the Canvas: A Special Program for Art Lovers – Bill Davis

January 25

Experience a unique series of four programs with award-winning Maritime Gallery artists in the beautiful setting of the Maritime Gallery on the banks of the Mystic River. Hear the personal stories on how to create a work of art through lectures, slide presentations and live demonstrations. Learn what inspires their creativity from sketch to finished masterwork. Discover what art collectors today look for in a painting – whether for personal enjoyment or investment.

An Artist’s 40 Year Journey for Perfection in Maritime Art

A self-taught artist whose paintings typically capture the serene light of sunrise or sunset on the water, William “Bill” Davis’s work has been influenced by the Hudson River Valley School as well as their Luminist successors. Primarily known as a marine artist, Bill will begin his talk about his earlier days, and through a power point presentation, he will show the progression of his painting over the past 40 years. Also, on display will be some examples of his newest works.