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Ocean House Artist-in-Residence Program

July 22 - August 13

For the sixth 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 paint on the property and use the Ocean House as their muse.

Four Maritime Gallery artists will be at the hotel Saturdays and Sundays, July 22 – August 13, 2017. An artist reception will be held Saturday evenings, July 22 and 29 and August 5 and 12 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 22 and 23: Susan Stephenson, Maritime Gallery Artist

Susan, an award-winning Rhode Island artist and an associate professor at Lyme Academy of Fine Arts in Old Lyme, works from direct observation, creating color rich paintings of local everyday life scenes.  While at Ocean House she will use the outdoors as her “studio” to capture sun-drenched landscapes and windswept building around the resort’s property.

July 29 and 30: Paul Beebe, Maritime Gallery Artist

Paul is a winner of numerous awards at the Maritime Gallery’s past International Marine Art Exhibitions. His style and use of palette to create luminous skies and subjects in different atmospheric conditions are reminiscent of works from the 19th century Hudson River School artists. Come watch and enjoy seeing his process from preliminary sketches to a finished work of art.

August 5 and 6: Karen Ponelli, Maritime Gallery Artist

Karen has, in more recent years, turned her focus to creating studies in Impressionism. At the Ocean House with such a beautiful backdrop, watch her capture the various colors of atmosphere and the peacefulness of nature with paint.

August 12 and 13: Kim Muller-Thym, Maritime Gallery Artist

Kim Muller-Thym has always loved nature, being outdoors and sailing. A painter of mostly coastal scenes of water and the sky, she is recognized for her ability to capture moments of weather and light. Guests at the resort will observe how her works can be dramatic and moody often inspiring a sense of serenity and peace.