Plein Air Artist Series: John Traynor
On select weekends, local artists are invited to Ocean House to share their artistic vision and give a demonstration of their skills. Mr. Taynor will be on-site, painting from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm – location to be determined.
Enjoy a wine and cheese reception at Seaside Terrace on Saturday evening from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. Throughout the weekend, catch the featured artist in action as the sea air, sweeping views of the Atlantic and more than 150 years of history serve as inspiration for a work of art.
This week, John Traynor discusses his identifiable brush strokes and unique allure that contribute to his contemporary work allowing for a blissful glimpse down memory lane.
About Mr. Traynor:
John C. Traynor spent his early years in New Jersey. His art studies began at Delbarton School in Morristown New Jersey; from there he went to Paier College of Art in New Haven Connecticut, starting at the age of 16. Having completed his studies by the time he was 20 years old, John was determined to become a professional artist. As an unknown artist, John started selling his paintings at outdoor art shows, in the Northeast where he was able to meet collectors in person. This exposure opened opportunities with galleries. Traynor has won numerous awards including the Frank DuMond award from the Hudson Valley Art Association and the Medal of Honor from the Salmagundi Club of which he is an honorary member.
What inspires John is nature and what he sees around him whether it is the flowers from his gardens, people in his life, or the landscape outdoors. John’s interpretation of his subject matter is influenced by artists of the past. His use of light and the atmospheric effect is reminiscent of the old master painters such as the American tonality painters and the French Impressionist artists. There is a richness and fullness to his work that is ‘old world’ yet contemporary with his unique style.
Reservations are required. Social distancing practices will be observed. No drop-ins please.