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Behind the Canvas: William D. Hobbs

April 7, 2018

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 their 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.

On April 7, Exploring the Dynamics of Moving Surf in Oils by William D. Hobbs; Inspirations from Nature and the Historic Traditions of the Hudson River School

Amidst decades as a water-sport enthusiast, William has sought to explore those aspects of moving water that have always held his fascination. Building on natural observation, he will demonstrate his techniques to help viewers appreciate and explore the wonders of the surf. William will also talk of the marine art traditions among the American Hudson River School painters. He senses a deep connection with the vision of such painters as William Trost Richards and William Stanley Haseltine, and will discuss their influence on his art.