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Waterways of the Connecticut River Valley

August 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am - October 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm

Waterways of the Connecticut River Valley
August 29 – October 8, 2023

Plein air paintings of the Connecticut River Valley by Jerry Weiss

For nearly thirty years, Jerry Weiss has recorded the dynamic landscape of the Connecticut River Valley. Since moving to Chester, Connecticut in 1994, Weiss has painted on site every year and in all seasons. Weiss often sets up his easel alongside the river and its tributaries, the better to observe specific effects of light and atmosphere. His paintings at Lyme, Old Lyme, East Haddam, and Essex have chronicled the river’s most trafficked points as well as its most remote branches, revealing the balance between the human presence and the enduring natural beauty of the environment.

Following a recent relocation of his studio to Old Saybrook, the artist continues to visit these sites, while searching out new subjects by the waterside.

Weiss studied drawing with Roberto Martinez in Miami, Florida, and drawing and painting with Harvey Dinnerstein, Robert Beverly Hale, Ted Seth Jacobs, Mary Beth McKenzie, and Jack Faragasso at The Art Students League and the National Academy of Design in New York City.

Weiss has had one-man exhibitions at the Museum of Art—DeLand, Boca Raton Museum of Art, the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, and galleries in New York, Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Maine. His paintings are represented in numerous public, private, and corporate collections, including the New Britain Museum of American Art, University of Pennsylvania, the Art Students League of New York, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Brigham and Women’s Hospital and the Harvard Club of New York City.

Weiss has taught workshops and lectured in Florida, New York, Washington, Maine, New Mexico, and Colorado. His artwork and teaching methods have been featured in American Artist Workshop and American Artist Drawing magazines, and he is a longtime contributor to Artists Magazine.

He is represented by the Chester Gallery (Chester, CT) and Portraits, Inc.

Image: Jerry Weiss


August 29, 2023 @ 10:00 am
October 8, 2023 @ 5:00 pm
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