Artist Spotlight: Francis Hines

Artist Spotlight: Francis Hines

September 24, 2021 2 Comments

Francis Hines lived in Connecticut for periods of time, even working as chief commercial artist at the iconic G. Fox & Co in Hartford during its prime. However, Hines was a New York artist through and through.  It’s where he summoned his energy and creative spirit. He was extremely prolific and although recognized at times for his work, he was not after the fame or glory.

Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Anda Styler

Artist Spotlight: Anda Styler

August 09, 2021 2 Comments

As we look forward to the quintessential New England Fall, the works of Anda Styler are exactly that. Light dances across her surfaces capturing that fleeting moment when you are struck by the beauty of a landscape. As a viewer, I see the playfulness and joy of her discoveries.

Continue Reading


Artist Spotlight: Paul Baldassini

Artist Spotlight: Paul Baldassini

May 13, 2021 1 Comment

Welcome to the gorgeous paintings of Paul Baldassini, where flowers are larger than life and the colors demand your attention.  Paul is a local personality and a longtime customer at Wholesale Frame Co., living and working in Middletown, CT. He graduated from the Massachusetts College of Art, Boston and is represented by Addison Art Gallery, Orleans, MA. 

Continue Reading

Museum Spotlight: Mattatuck Museum

Museum Spotlight: Mattatuck Museum

March 09, 2021 1 Comment

There is so much engaging content out there right now, that I want to take some time to review and think about all the new ways we can interact with art from the comforts of home.

But as it turns out, there are some other ways to feed that craving and make a connection. Many museums have stretched the very notion of what on-line content can provide in connecting with their patrons.

Continue Reading


Artist Spotlight: Richard Raicik

Artist Spotlight: Richard Raicik

June 29, 2020

Let's take a break and look over at the art world. Richard Raicik is a long time Connecticut resident. His journey began in a humble place, painting the windows pains of his home with charming scenes to entertain his family during the holiday season. With a little mentorship and encouragement he became hooked on watercolors and the rest is history.

Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: John F. Falato

Artist Spotlight: John F. Falato

February 10, 2019 1 Comment

John Falato is about as classic and timeless as they come.  His work is impeccable, capturing details in the landscape undetectable to even a trained eye. His quiet hand makes the most of every stroke bringing color, light and form together in expertly crafted compositions. 

Continue Reading


Artist Spotlight: Karen Israel

Artist Spotlight: Karen Israel

December 04, 2018

“The moment changes once you ask to take a picture” says pastel artist Karen Israel.  As we talked about her portraiture and the difficulties of a fleeting moment, she reflected on the man in Roaming Chargewhom she had seen many times before. And while they had not formally met, she had a connection to him.

Continue Reading

Artist Spotlight: Christine Ivers

Artist Spotlight: Christine Ivers

November 13, 2018

Surface sets the tone for Chris Ivers.  Inspired by nightlife, store fronts, and the glow of light among darkness, Chris experiments with texture and pastel to achieve unique atmospheres.  Featured in the December 2018 Artists Magazine her technique for translating photographs into pastel artworks is laid out in 11 steps.

Continue Reading


Artist Spotlight: Bob Noreika

Artist Spotlight: Bob Noreika

October 23, 2018

Artist spotlight review of Bob Noreika's watercolor painting "Cruising".

Continue Reading