Behind the Canvas: William D. Hobbs
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
Bill has sought to explore aspects of moving water that have always held his fascination. Based on natural observation, he will demonstrate his techniques to help viewers appreciate the wonders of the surf. He will also talk of the marine art traditions among the American Hudson River School and painters such as William Trost Richards and William Stanley Haseltine whose works have greatly their influenced on his art.